The English School of Falconry Bird of Prey and Conservation Centre is one of the largest bird of prey centres in the UK, home to over 200 birds of prey, varying in species of owls, hawks, eagles, falcons, hawks,kites and vultures. The centre is committed to the conservation of birds of prey and their habitats. Raising awareness and educating our future generations is an important aspect of our work.
We welcome school/youth groups to the centre where they can learn about our many species of birds of prey, their habits and thier habitats. With over 200 birds on display, talks, flying displays, and opportunities to handle the birds there will be plenty of activites to keep pupils engaged. Alternatively we offer outreach visits where a falconer from the centre will visit with a selection of owls or birds.
School/Youth Visits to the centre
A day at the bird of prey centre is an enjoyable and educational experience, home to over 200 birds of prey form the largest in the world the Andean Condor to one of the smallest our native Little Owl. We welcome student groups of all ages, from nursery school children to post graduate students.
Upon arrival all groups will be met by a falconer and given an introductory talk, which covers the centres work and the rules whilst visiting.
A typical day for your school visit will include:
- Opportunity to handle a native species of bird of prey.
- Watching the 11.30am Owl Display, and 1.30pm Birds of the World display.
- Viewing all the avairies around the centre, many of which house endangered species and native species of birds.
Additional activities available at no extra charge:
- A talk from a falconer on a specific subject you may be covering.
- Have a go at flying a bird of prey.
We have been visiting schools for many years and we believe the best way of learning about birds of prey and retaining the knowledge is by seeing them up close. We are able to cater our visits to children of all ages, our visit will include:
- A choice of birds from: Owls, native species of birds or a variety of species including owls, hawks, eagles and falcons.
- A talk on each of the species.
- Free flying display of some of the species.
- Question and answer time.
Talks are tailored to the specific needs of each class covering different subjects such as habitat, conservation, food chains, adaptations and night and day. The birds can be a focus in Art, Geaography, History projects and an inspiration for creative writing.
For more information on booking your school visit and cost please contact us on 01234 742362 or 01234 742766.
FREE Teachers packs available to download here (pdf/688kB).