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

HAWK WALKS, HUNTING TRIPS, OWL AND FALCONRY EXPERIENCES and                          meet the animals

HAWK WALK    

Duration: 2 hours    Price:  £45.00 per person  

Gift Vouchers available 

 

Our Hawk Walks give you the chance to handle and fly our magnifcent birds of prey in their natural environment.  During this experience you will be treated to a flying display from one of our large falcons or team of owls. You will then fly our incredible Harris Hawk through the woods, perfectly showcasing his skills.  Minimum age 10 years old. Spectators are welcome for an additional £10pp payable on the day. 

OWL EXPERIENCE   

Duration: 2 hours   Price: £45.00 per person  

Gift Vouchers available

 

Our Owl Experiences are aimed at owl lovers and people who would love to learn about these beautiful birds. We have many different species of owl and throughout the two hour experience you will have to unique chance to handle, fly and learn about owls from all over the world. We ensure plenty of photo opportunities so you can capture those special moments.  Minimum age 8 years old. Spectators are welcome for an additional £10pp payable on the day. 

HUNTING TRIP     

Duration: 6 hours     

Price:  £150.00 per person 

Gift Vouchers available

 

Our hunting days take place on the slopes of the beautiful Mendip hills in North Somerset. You will be given a fully trained Harris Hawk or Red Tail Buzzard for the day. You will learn how these incredible birds hunt in the wild and get the opportunity to see their impressive skills up close. Cooked lunch included.  A reasonable level of fitness is required as we may be climbing gates and stiles, crossing rivers and streams, walking through woodlands and covering large areas of fields. Minimum age 16 years old.  Spectators are welcome for an additional £50pp payable on the day but must be pre booked.

FALCONRY DAY  

Duration: 4 hours       

Price: £70.00 per person 

Gift Vouchers available

 

An exciting experience for a more in depth look in to the sport of falconry. Become a falconer for a day, learn how to care for the birds and just what is involved. You will meet and handle a range of birds from a tiny American Kestrel and Little Owl, to the huge size and power of our European Eagle Owl and Steppe Eagle. As well as handling many species of owls, hawks and falcons, you will also be flying them! Includes refreshments and a cream tea. Minimum age 10 years old.  Spectators are welcome for an additional £20pp payable on the day. 

BIRD OF PREY EXPERIENCE    

Duration: 1 and a half hours  

Price: £45.00 per person  

Gift vouchers available

 

Our Bird of Prey Experiences offer you the chance to come face to face with a variety of different raptors.  You will meet several species of owls, as well as a hawk and a falcon.  During the session you will learn about the different birds, have plenty of chances to take photographs, hold the birds on your glove and even try your hand at flying a bird of prey.  A cream tea is also included in this 90 minute session.  Minimum age 10 years old. Spectators are welcome for an additional £10pp payable on the day. 

 

MEET THE ANIMALS

Duration: 1 hour   Price: £125 for two people

Gift vouchers available

 

This unique experience will allow you to meet and interact with some of our amazing animals. Throughout the experience you will meet and play with three of the following species; our cheeky raccoons, loveable red foxes, comical meerkats, cuddly skunk, boisterous coatis, tiny corsac foxes and huge european eagle owl.  You'll be accompanied throughout by a knowledgeable member of staff who will be able to tell you all about these amazing creatures.

Animals will be selected on the day, unfortunately we cannot guarantee requests of specific animals or species.

 

Minimum age 10 years old. Maximum group size four people. Long sleeves and trousers recommended as is sensible footwear.  We are not able to accommodate spectators on this private session.  Does not include admission into the centre.

Hawk Walk
45.00 GBP

2 hour hawk walk

HW
Owl Experience
45.00 GBP

2 hour owl experience

OWL
Hunting Day
150.00 GBP

Days hunting trip

HUNT
Falconry Day
70.00 GBP

Four hour Falconry Experience

FALCONRY EXP
Bird of Prey Experience
45.00 GBP

90 minute Bird of Prey Experience

BOP EXP
Meet the Animals
125.00 GBP

1 hour mammal encounter

Mammal

By purchasing a gift voucher, you are legally agreeing to our terms and conditions.  For more information please visit the 'Terms and Conditions' section of our website.

 

To pay for the gift voucher by BACS or cheque please contact us at nsbopc@aol.co.uk or 07557 785621 for payment details.

 

Once an experience has been purchased through the website, a gift voucher will be posted to you within 5 working days.

 

Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of issue and all vouchers are non refundable.

 

7 day cancellation period applies on all experiences or vouchers will be considered use

 

Please note that we can become very busy, especially at weekends. This should be taken into account when cashing in any vouchers and we recommend booking at least six weeks in advance.

 

Experiences are subject to change with regards to weather conditions and birds available on the day. 

 

Experiences do not include admission into our visitors centre. Our visitors centre is open for only six days a year.  For more information please visit the 'Open Day' section of our website.

 

Animals used in the Meet the Animals experience will be allocated on the day depending on numerous factors. We unfortunately cannot guarantee requests for specific animals.

 

Under 18's must be accompanied by a paying adult (participant or spectator).

 

We ask that you arrive for your experience on time, late arrivals will be turned away. 

 

Spectators are welc ome on the owl experience, bird of prey experience and hawk walk for an additional £10 per person payable on the day by cash or cheque. The spectator fee for falconry experience is £20 per person payable on the day.  Spectators for the hunting days must be pre booked and cost £50 per person.

 

The spectator fee does not include refreshments, cream teas or lunches where applicable but they can be ordered directly on the day.

 

We also offer Owl husbandry courses and Falcon & Hawk training courses. Information and prices available on request.

 

Please note Hawk Walks and Hunting Days are ran from Banwell Castle. For more information or directions please visit www.banwellcastle.co.uk

If you are unsure where your experience is taking place, please call to check with our falconer before setting out.

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