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Falconry Display Dates

The Falconry School is out and about from February until October each year at many venues both large and small. Come and visit our falconry displays, the dates of which will be published in this space.

Our demonstrations are considered to be the most exciting and informative around. If you would like a display, please contact us on 07970 038169 or by email to: benlongfalconry@aol.com

The Falconry School for Falconry Experience Days, Falconry Courses and Displays
About The Falconry School

Luke 7 years old with Ben Long of The Falconry SchoolThe Falconry School is a small and intimate establishment dedicated to showing best practises in how to care for, handle and fly birds of prey, for the purposes of falconry. It has an enviable reputation as a training establishment, and students come from all over the world to learn about the training and management of birds of prey. Much of our tuition is on a one-to-one basis, enabling students to get the maximum value from their course or coaching.

The Falconry School is not a centre which is open to casual visitors. Often such falconry/bird of prey centres provide courses or a Falconry Experience day as an add-on to their usual activities, but these are our PRIMARY activities. 

Falconry may be defined as the use of trained raptors for hunting, but it is quite possible to keep and fly birds of prey without hunting with them. The important word is "fly", and everything that falconry is about is the flight, and all our careful management, handling and training leads to this ultimate purpose.

Falconry Courses


The two- and three-day course is specifically for anyone who feels that they may want to go on to own and fly their own raptor.

We find that certain individuals want to find out in advance whether they have sufficient commitment, and whether they want to go on and have further tuition. This course will give you the best preparation for how to embark in the art of falconry.

The Lantra Falconry Award

Lantra-Awards logo APPROVEDThis is an Award developed by Lantra, the Hawk Board, and professional falconers, which gives beginners or more experienced falconers a real qualification in their chosen pastime or profession.

The Award is both for non-professional falconers, and for anyone wishing to make a career or volunteering to work with raptors, such as in centres, zoos and for bird control operatives. It is often a mandatory requirement for candidates for such positions.

Falconry Photography Day

The most recent addition to our list of activities and events is the photography day. This day is centred on providing exceptional photo opportunities of our flying team of birds as well as being an educational and interesting experience. Regardless of how much previous photography experience you have, you are assured some brilliant opportunities and hopefully some brilliant images too!

Falconry Experience Days


The most popular, this is the one-day or half-day introduction to falconry. They are very informal, and designed to give a fun day for those who just want that, while still being educational.

Groups are usually small, often 4-5 participants, with a few spectators. Spectators are welcome – you will need someone to take photos!

Falconry Displays, Corp. Events, Film &TV

Van-The-Falconry-SchoolMost people have seen bird-of-prey demonstration, but ours are somewhat different. Firstly, as the name implies, we use a team mostly comprising experienced falcons. These are the most exciting of all the raptor families and the most dashing of the falcons is the peregrine, which is rarely seen in public displays.This is officially the world's fastest living creature, which can attain speeds of well over 200 mph in a "stoop" or dive. 

Coaching / Troubleshooting

(from £90.00 per day, including lunch)

Maybe you already have your own hawk or falcon, and have some difficulties. Come and get some help! Don’t be shy – your bird is going to be with you for the next 10 to 20 years, so why not do things correctly at the beginning? We can assess your problems and provide remedies and give an effective plan of progression.




Beginner Falconry Courses

  • Falconry Experience Days, from £80
  • Lantra Falconry Beginners Course, from £110
  • Introduction to Longwings, from £120

Professional Falconry Courses

  • Falconry Specialist Courses, from £120
  • Professional Raptor Training, from £12 per day
  • Coaching Sessions, from £90 per day
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