Schools falconry offer: Groups can now learn about Birds of Prey during visit

October 22 2022 | Groups

Schools falconry offer: School groups visiting Hever Castle can now learn about Birds of Prey and see them in action in the skies.

The childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I, is popular with students wanting to learn about the Tudor period but a wide range of workshops and resources are also available to schools wishing to visit.

Hever Castle has an impressive collection of Tudor portraits, many of which are showcased in the Long Gallery. This tells the story of the Tudors and depicts the saga from the Wars of the Roses to the Reformation through the paintings.

Schools visiting the historic attraction can choose from a self-guided visit, a private guided tour of the Castle or a workshop. School packs include a host of classroom resources, teaching aids, maps and health and safety information.

From 2023 any school groups coming to the historic attraction can add on the Schools Falconry Offer if they are taking part in a self guided visit or private guided tour.

The Schools Falconry Offer includes a flying demonstration* and talk is available for 15 – 100 children and lasts 30 minute to one hour depending on the size of the group. It takes place on the Jousting field with birds from Willow’s Birds of Prey centre.

The falconry experience is only available February to September out of school holidays

*If the weather is too hot, the birds will be unable to fly so only the talk will take place.

• For more information ring 01732 861701 or email [email protected]