North Somerset Bird Of Prey Centre
North Somerset Bird Of Prey Centre

North Somerset Bird Of Prey Centre

Smallway

Congresbury

BS49 5AA


07557 785621

nsbopc@aol.co.uk

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Our visitor centre is open on selected dates throughout the year. Visit our 'Open Days' menu for dates and more info.

 

Owl experiences, Hawk walks, Falconry days, Bird of prey encounters, courses and private bookings are held on all other days throughout the year.

 

Please contact 07557 785621 and leave a message for availability and bookings or email us at nsbopc@aol.co.uk

educational work and animal therapy

EDUCATIONAL TALKS

 

One of our most rewarding and important jobs is educating people about wildlife and the animals that we care for.  For us this starts with children, as we believe the child who grows up loving nature and wanting to save it, will become an adult who takes action.

 

There is nothing better than seeing the look on a child's face when they interact with our birds of prey and the other species that we keep here.  We hope that this guided interaction will inspire them to become the conservationists and animal lovers of the future. 

 

Our educational talks are very hands on as we believe this is the best way for anyone to learn and retain knowledge.  We cater for different ages, abilities and group sizes.  As well as being able to bring a team of birds to your venue, you can also visit us at our centre in Congresbury where our flying arena can cater for over 300 people.

 

Just some of the places we visit are schools, colleges, universities, nurseries, playgroups, corporate events, support groups, hospices, church groups, and cub, scout, guide, brownie and rainbow packs.

 

Educational talks start from just £70 per hour and can be booked as regular sessions or one off visits.  Please contact us for a quote and to discuss availability.

 

 

ANIMAL THERAPY

 

Animal assisted therapy is defined as a guided interaction between a specially trained animal and an individual or group, facilitated by the animal’s handler.  Animal assisted therapy interactions are used to help improve a persons mental, social, emotional and physical functions.

 

Animal assisted therapy builds on the pre-existing human-animal bond.  Interacting with a friendly animal can help many physical and mental issues.  It can help reduce blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health.  It is known to release endorphins that produce a calming effect.

 

Trained animals are also used to benefit patients suffering with depression, autism, substance abuse and dementia.  Frequently reported benefits from pet-therapy programs include a reduction in stress, a boost in self-esteem, improved mood and better communication skills.

 

Our animal assisted therapy team consists of trained owls, hawks and falcons, as well as reptiles, foxes and raccoons.  All of our animals are well used to being handled in these situations and they enjoy the interaction and human contact.

 

Just some of the places we regularly visit are hospitals, care homes, young peoples groups, nursing homes and hospices.

 

Animal therapy visits start from £70 per hour and can be booked as regular sessions or one off visits. Please contact us for a quote and to discuss availability.

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