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
Our Most Popular Falconry Courses and Experience Days
Falconry Experience Days – with special offer!£80.00 – £300.00 Select options
Falconry Photography Day – With special offer!£80.00 – £200.00 Select options
Raptor Award Courses£450.00 – £900.00 Select options
Professional Mentoring Scheme£90.00 – £360.00 Select options
One-day Workshops£50.00 – £100.00 Select options
Beginner Courses£250.00 – £750.00 Select options
Advanced and Bespoke Courses£300.00 – £750.00 Select options
Miscellaneous Tuition Days£150.00 – £300.00 Select options
Falconry may have been with us for up to 4000 years, and could have originated in China. It probably came to Britain in the 7th