Welcome to
The Falconry School

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

Customer Reviews

Pete, Rachel and Natalie Thornton
Pete, Rachel and Natalie Thornton
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Many thanks for a fabulous day – very interesting. I’d welcome the file for the Lantra book when you get a moment as I’m interested in pursuing this further.
Bob and Di Lee
Bob and Di Lee
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What a difference this last Saturday! The gods certainly smiled on us on the 28th weather-wise. Di hasn’t stopped talking about the day!
Suzanne Pierce
Suzanne Pierce
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Again, it was a delightful day, and a major highlight of our trip. It is quite unique for us as well as not allowed here!
Gary, Karen and Ben Marchant
Gary, Karen and Ben Marchant
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We just thought we’d take time to thank you for our best day of 2011 and wish you a merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous 2012.
Clive and Vicky
Clive and Vicky
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Thank you for an absolutely wonderful day today. We would highly recommend this adventure with Ben to anybody either wanting to have an experience day or those wishing to pursue this hobby further.
Sue Falkner an Terry Evans
Sue Falkner an Terry Evans
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What a fantastic afternoon we both had on Tuesday with you sharing your knowledge and expertise. We both thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and insight into these wonderful birds.
Paul and Jackie Jennings
Paul and Jackie Jennings
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Everything about the day was perfect. We didn’t realise how much we’d learned until we were talking about it with the family later! So thanks again, and we’ll be recommending our experience with you to everyone!
Dave Beadle
Dave Beadle
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Take it from me, this man is the very best. He has so much patience, and explained things to me over and over again until I fully understood his interpretation of what needed to be done to fly longwings.
David Randall
David Randall
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Ben was so well organised the whole day flowed and passed far too quickly. Ben is so passionate about his chosen sport it was a privilege to spend the day with him. His knowledge was outstanding.
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