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Please be advised that the Bird of Prey Centre at present is not running flying displays for general visitors (paying public) For further information please call 01234 742362 or 01234 742766.  If you have a voucher for one of our experience days please call the office - all vouchers will be honoured and we sincerly apologise for any inconvience.

Visit our NEW Field Sports Website for some fun country sports

www.fieldsportscentre.co.uk

Please note that are email address has changed to: falconry.centre@btconnect.com

Spring into Action!

Spring into action down at the bird of prey centre, what better way than to get out into the great outdoors then to attend one of our experience days;

  • Little and Large (3 hours) - Fly and handle some of the smaller species right up to some of the largest ones - WAS £78.00 NOW £38.00
  • 2 HourOwl Experience or 2 Hour Bird of Prey Experience - £25.00
  • Half Day Family Bird of Prey Experience (2 Adults and 2 Children) - Spend one to one time with a falconer handling and flying different species of birds - WAS £150.00 NOW £99.00
  • Introduction & Activity Full Day - WAS £122.00 NOW £78.00
  • Half Day Eagle and Owl Experience - WAS £78.00 NOW £38.00
  • Junior Bird of Prey Experience Half Day (7-16 years) - WAS £50.00 NOW £32.00

Call 01234 742362 or 01234 742766 - All experiences come with a gift voucher valid for 12 months!

An Evening of Country Pursuits - May 31st & June 7th 5.00pm - 8.00pm

As the evenings are getting lighter its a great time to get out into the great outdoors. Enjoy an evening of Field Sports, with actvities going on through the evening you will have the opportunity to have a go at archery and cross bows, rifle and pistol shooting, laser clay pigeon shooting and enjoy a gundog display. As well as the evenings activities you will also enjoy a bbq supper.

Book now as places are limited - 01234 742362

Adults - £16.00 Children - £9.00

Junior Field Sport Experience (7-16 years) - April 8th, 14th and 18th 10.00am - 1.00pm

Enjoy a morning of British Field Sports, our junior experience will give the children the opportunity to have a go at a whole host of outdoor pursuits. Under the guidance of experienced coaches the children will  have a go at Archery, aim at different targets including 3D targets, enter the rifle range and test thier aim at spinners, and the chance to have a go at the state of art system laser clay pigeon shooting.

A great morning out in the countryside - £18.00 per child Call 01234 742362 or 01234 742766 to book your tickets. 

Clay Pigeon Shooting - April 26th and May 10th 9.30am  -1.00pm

Spend a morning out in the Bedfordshire Countryside, test your skills and your aim at Clay Pigeon Shooting, under the instruction of experienced coaches. The morning starts at 9.30am and over tea/coffee and a cooked breakfast you will recieve a safety talk before entering the shooting ground. Here you will have a go at clay pigeon shooting, clays will be fired high and low to be able to test your skills.

£62.00 per person - Places are limited so we advise to book early, Call 01234 742362 or 01234 742766

Country Pursuits Experience - April 18th & 21st 10.00am - 1.00pm

Step out into the countryside and join us for a morning of country sports. The day starts at 10.00am where you will be met by our coaches, over tea/coffee you will be given a safety talk on the sports you are about to take part in. During your morning you will get to test your skills on our new rifle range, fire at different targets and compete against family and friends. Have a go at archery and cross bows, shoot at our 3d targets. We are also pleased to announce the arrival of our state of the art laser clay pigeon shooting system. Laser clay pigeon shooting is the safe and modern way of shooting, available to people of all ages.With real adapted guns, convincing sound effects and clay pigeons launched from an electronic trap, you and your friends will be able to compete against each other. After a morning of country sports you will then enjoy a lunch of either a jacket potatoe  with a choice of filling or burger and fries.

Places are limited on this event so we advise you book early!

Adults - £19.00  Family/Friend Package (4 Adults) - £68.00

Visit our new Field Sport Website for a whole host of country sports www.fieldsportscentre.co.uk

 

 


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Photography Workshops - July 26th, August 15th, and September 19th 10.00am - 4.00pm

The English School of Falconry is pleased to have local professional photographer, Darren Harbar offering his extensive experience at our workshops. Darren not only runs his own photography business in nearby Biggleswade but he's also an internationally published photographer with an eye for action images. Before setting up his own business, Darren served as the editor of Which Digital Camera? magazine and as the test and technique editor on Practical Photography. Darren is therefore highly experienced in delivering technique training and indeed now runs his own photography training academy. We know that every photographer has different levels of knowledge, so our day starts with some classroom time where our professional photographer will be able to get an idea of what you already know. There may well be some technique training in this part of the day that some students will already know, but our workshop is designed to accommodate the entry-level user as well as the enthusiast. In the classroom, we will cover the use of shutter speeds and aperture so you will learn how to select these on your camera. You will also be taught about ISO sensitivity, metering and those all important focussing techniques that will be well-utilised during the practical part of your day. After an hour or so in the classroom, you will be mentally equipped to face your photography challenges with our birds of prey. The first practical part of the day will cover the technique of photographing static birds. You'll have plenty of time with the handlers to get some great images, and we will show you how to use the natural backgrounds to get more natural images. After a buffer lunch, we explore the challenges of capturing a bird in flight. This is where your classroom work will fall into place and you'll get a chance to put it into practise. We'll start you off nice and slow with some more sedate flyers, and then work up to some faster birds throughout the afternoon. By the time the mid-afternoon public arena display starts, you'll be ready to try your hand at a whole range of birds as they perform. After the show, we have the chance to sit down and evaluate your images and experiences from the day. This is the time to ask lots of questions and our professional photographer will be on hand to guide you. Course Requirements Each student must own a DSLR or CSC with a removable lens. The training will be centred around digital cameras and will include technique on how to manually set the camera. We therefore do not recommend these courses for film camera users or for those with compact cameras and those with built-in-zooms. We will ask students to confirm the type of camera they use, to ensure compatibility with the technique training. Students will need to ensure that they have ample space on the cameras memory card to capture multiple images during the course of the day. They will also need to ensure that batteries are fully charged, and they have spares/chargers if required. It is recommended that students have a telephoto fixed/zoom lens (something like a 70-300mm is ideal). This is not essential, but will make a significant difference to the potential results they can achieve from the training. £99.00 per person, places are limited, we advise you book your place early, please call 01234 742766 or 01234 742362.
Opening Times & Admission
February Half Term - October 31st Closed (Opening Soon)
1st November -
1st January
Closed
Admission Adults £12.00
Child up to 16 years FREE (up to a maximum of 4, extra children £5.00 each).
Concessions £11.00
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