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The English School of Falconry has recently become an Approved Admin Point (AAP) for the Lantra award for beginning falconry. Having completed a course Phil and Emma Gooden are now approved assessors for the award.
The Lantra Award is now available in conjunction with our 2 and 5 day falconry courses and our 10 month evening course.

How it started
Lantra Awards and the Hawk Board have together developed and launched an award for the would-be falconers and bird of prey keepers along with Lantra SSC the Sector Skills Council for the Land Based and Environmental Sector, ensuring that it was tailored to all falconry and bird of prey keeping needs.

The award has been developed by Lantra Awards with the assistance of falconers throughout the UK, who have helped to define the body of knowledge and practical skills required. It is a formal award intended for those who are new to falconry, or those who wish to keep raptors and/or owls. The award is approved by the Hawk Board and is administered by Lantra Awards.

What the award consists of
The award assumes that candidates have no previous knowledge or experience and covers all aspects of falconry and keeping birds of prey. The award is granted to those candidates who are able to demonstrate an understanding of the relevant background knowledge, and those practical skills necessary to keep a bird of prey in a healthy and happy condition. The award consists of two units:

Unit 1Bird of Prey Management and Husbandry
Module 1 Housing
Module 2 Hygiene
Module 3 Feeding and food preparation
Module 4 Health
Module 5 Species suitability and legislation

Unit 2 Basic Falconry Techniques
Module 6 Purchasing your first bird
Module 7 Essential equipment
Module 8 Picking up and carrying
Module 9 Feeding and manning
Module 10 Weighing and weight management
Module 11 Flying to the fist

For more information on our courses and the Lantra Award please call 01234 742362 or 01234 742766


The Magic of Christmas - November 14th - December 20th

Let us entertain you and your family as we invite you to the magic of Christmas. Open every day from 10.00amm - 9.00pm from November 14th to December 20th there are Christmas festivities for the whole family; Skating rink, meet Santa's reindeer, greet, meet and handle the owls, make reindeer food, skate with Olaf (please call for times), decorate ginger bread, make your Christmas list and post to Santa, enjoy an array of Christmas food, Christmas crafts and more.

Adults £10.00 Seniors £9.00 Children (3-16 years) £5.00 Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £25.00 - NO NEED TO BOOK 


November 28th - Sing along with Santa's elves and all of the above.

For more information please call 01234 742362 or 01234 742766.

NEW - Christmas Owl Encounter with Christmas Dinner - December 5th 2pm - 5pm

Celebrate Christmas in style and have a hoot of a time!

Spend the afternoon with our beautiful and magical owls. Meet, greet, handle and free fly owls from around the world, including the Barn, Tawny, European, Great Grey, Spectacled, Milky, Bengal and our baby White Faced Scops Owl. Great opportunities to capture some photgraphs, experience thier silent flight as they glide into your arm, learn all about them and fall in love with thier characters. The experience lasts approxamatly two hours, from here you will go on to enjoy Christmas Lunch in our banqueting hall.

£35.00 per person.

Tickets to this event our limited so we advise you book early to avoid disapointment. Call the office now on 01234 742362 or 01234 742766.

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Provide all your customers with a great day out. Whether you are looking to reward performance, entertain clients, or conduct team building sessions for staff we can help.
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