RUTLAND FALCONRY and OWL CENTRE ~ COURSES
RFOC offers the opportunity to experience a range of different interactive, age appropriate courses which vary in content and duration.
Numbers are, by the very nature of the 'HANDS ON' experiences , restricted and may be dependant upon prevailing weather conditions.
Please be aware that Pre booking is required for our Courses ~ it avoids disappointment.
While we make every effort to accommodate your preferred date, participation on courses must be taken up within 6 x months of receipt of your application.
Deposits are non-refundable on ALL Bookings.
2 Hour ~ HAWK or OWL WALK
Initial Introductions to Falconry and the Bird of Prey who will accompany you on your Walk over ~ Once Group members are comfortable holding their Bird of Prey, you will explore (with guidance), some of the woodland trails with the Bird on your glove.
Weather conditions permitting, a Bird of Prey will be flown for your appreciation. Please feel free to ask our resident Falconer any questions you may have relating to Falconry or RFOC during your Walk.
Following the Session, you will be Welcome to look again at the collection of Owls, Hawks, Falcons, Buzzards, Eagles and Vultures resident at RFOC.
Should you wish to bring your own group, please discuss with Jeannie (07549 998 373), at the booking stage.
2 hour ~ HAWK or OWL WALK ~ £65.00 per person.
Introductory 'HANDS ON' Day or Half Day Course
Exceptional ~ the 'HANDS ON' Day Course programme is designed so participants experience the maximum time possible handling and flying different Birds of Prey to the glove.
Suitable for a variety of ages and abilities from the novice to those more experienced in falconry.
The 'HANDS ON' Half Day programme contains many aspects of the Full Day Course however, time constraints impact upon the actual 1-2-1 time available with different Birds of Prey.
Participants are able to enjoy a memorable, introductory 'HANDS ON' experience in the Art of Falconry.
'HANDs ON' Course participants may be accompanied by one fee paying adult by prior arrangement (Photographic restrictions apply).
Additional details available when booking ~ including possible Lunchtime options.
The Barn Owl Experience
Another exhilarating 'Hands On' learning experience with tuition from our resident Falconer ~ this time with a very special little Bird of Prey who you will remember for a very long time to come.
The Barn Owl is part of what legends are made of, their haunting beauty is undeniable.
To find out more about one of Britain's most precious Birds of Prey, please click on the link below.
The Cost of this Experience is £45.00 per person
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Bring your party to us
We invite you to celebrate your special occasion within unique surroundings here at RFOC.
To ensure that your occasion is truly memorable ~ please discuss with us at the time of Booking, alternative options and the availability of different facilities at RFOC for your Celebrations.
Please contact Jeannie direct on : 07549 998 373
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Corporate events in the great outdoors
The Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre is the perfect venue for your Corporate Event.
Group and individual interactive options abound at RFOC with the potential to incorporate additional Team Building opportunities designed to meet your specific needs.
Create an extensive photographic record of your day ~ it will be a truly memorable experience.
Please talk to us in advance about your group aims and objectives.
We are happy to suggest or organise some additional alternatives which will add to the success and enjoyment of your day should you so wish. A covered area and refreshment options are available on site.
RFOC and RWS ~ CONTACT NUMBERS :
For General Enquiries and Bookings for Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre ~
please contact : 07549 998 373
For General Enquiries and Bookings for Rutland Wildlife Sanctuary and BIG CAT Information please contact Chris on : 07778 152 814
* Should you experience restricted mobility please advise us prior to Booking with a view to minimising potential difficulties navigating some of our more challenging trails.
Please be aware that all School Group's wishing to Visit RFOC must be pre-booked.
Basic details are required at time of Booking that relate to numbers of young people, age group, numbers of adults supervising Group members, aims and objectives of Group visit (Curriculum based / interest led), proposed duration of visit, form of transport (coach / numbers of vehicles) together with any agreed additional Visit options etc.,
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE :
* Introductory Group Talk ~ including Health and Safety requirements on site.
* Guided Tour ~ Duration will be determined by numbers to be accommodated.
* Some of your Group may wish to HOLD a BIRD of PREY.
* Interactive Flying Display ~ weather permitting.
* Question and Answer Session led by our resident Falconer.
* A Walk through the Ancient Woodlands at RFOC.
* A Covered Area may be available to your Group should it be necessary.
* You are Welcome to make a pictorial record of your stay at RFOC.
Please discuss / agree at time of Booking.
Young People under the age of 16 years are required to be Supervised by Appropriate Adults from within your Group at all times during your visit.
Management reserve the right to modify group numbers in consultation with Group organisers, for your on site activities to ensure the continued well-being of the resident Birds of Prey and Safety of your Group members.
Where possible to encourage Conservation awareness and assist in the Educative component of your Visit to RFOC we strive to keep the overall cost of your visit to affordable prices.
eg where possible ~
£7.00. per young person plus regular RFOC entry fee for each adult in your group (at Winter 2018).
Will give your Group access to RFOC and the Woodlands together with agreed additional options.