Welcome to
The Falconry School


We are running our next  Scheduled Beginner Course on 13/14/15 October, and our last one of 2020 on November 10/11/12. For safety, we are keeping numbers down to just two people (or couples) per course. We have places available, at the reduced cost of £250 per person (or £450 for two booking together). For information on how to book, email benlongfalconry@aol.com or book it on line as a Scheduled Beginner Course.


The Falconry School in Gloucestershire, UK, is a small establishment dedicated to showing best practises in how to care for, handle and fly birds of prey, for the purposes of falconry. The school has an enviable reputation, and students have 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.

Therefore, at The Falconry School, participants, students and spectators will NOT see dozens of these superb creatures locked in cages, as may be found in a zoo or bird of prey centre. Instead, you will see a relatively small number of falcons, hawks and owls, kept in readiness for free flight every day, in the peak of condition. As such, this is more similar to the way a private falconer would hope to maintain their own hunting raptors.

Animal Activities Licence no. 19/00130/AWACT

Tripadvisor Reviews

  •   Patrick was great and it was nice to learn so many things I had not known before.
    It was a great experience to fly the variety of birds and understand... read more


      Wow what a day and what a fantastic place. The day was so informative, the birds were amazing.
    It was fantastic handling them and watching them fly. There was such... read more


      Brilliant afternoon really good range of birds to see. Staff were very nice and knowledgeable would highly recommend to others

    Dan E
  •   I would highly recommend this experience to all.. we went as 4 adults and two children (8 and 6yr old)
    From start to finish, it was a great day,... read more


      Had an amazing day with our bird handler John, he showed us 10 birds and had so much passion and knowledge for Falconry and the owls, falcons and hawks at... read more


      This one-day experience was simply the best thing I've done in years. Many thanks to the ultra-professional Falconry School staff, who skilfully imparted both their knowledge and their quiet enthusiasm.... read more

    Fiona M
  •   What an amazing afternoon. One of the coolest things we've ever done. Ben was super accommodating. Definitely follow the directions they give you as otherwise you may not find... read more


      Purchased a half day experience for my son. I went as a spectator which was £5, but you do get free drinks and involvement in the whole experience too.
    More... read more


      Have just returned from a half day experience at the falconry school.
    All I can say is “brilliant” . John and James made it enjoyable and very informative day with... read more


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