Show Pack

It is essential you read all of the information below completely before submitting your form enquiry. Submitting this form does NOT guarantee your booking. A deposit must be paid to secure us attending your event.

Office address: Ivy Lodge, Honnington Farm, Tonbridge, Kent TN4 0XD
Tel: 07544696199 Email: info@skybirdsofprey.co.uk
www.skybirdsofprey.com
Display/organisers pack 2023

Introduction
Due to your recent enquiry to book an event, you have received this Show Pack. To confirm a booking, the details of your event will need to be secured by a deposit of around 33% of your agreed fee. This is payable via an invoice which will be issued upon the acceptance of the quotation provided. The details that follow provide you with all the information that has been asked and a copy of the details that you will require for any event purpose. Please read the following and complete the attached form to complete your booking. A quote will be sent once this has been received.
Insurance
We are insured Via Cliverton Insurance, along with employer’s insurance. A copy is available upon request
Required Licensing
We conform to all the required licensing, carrying a current Zoo Licence.

Risk Assessments

We offer a generic risk assessment that can cover most events. However, a more detailed site specific detail can be provided on request, for a fee.

Static Display Area

The static display area will need to accommodate one vehicle and two 3×3 pop up marquees, so an area of 10 x 4 meters is required. Please remember that the Vehicle will need to be moved to the arena to perform the flying displays. We also require a public free route behind us, for example, a hedge row, fencing etc. as our stand has a face side. Please contact us regarding siting. We provide all our own housing and barrier fencing for the event. The birds have water available at
all times (dependant upon weather conditions). The marquees control the amount of sunlight they are open to. The stand is always manned by two experiences handlers to observe and care for the Bird’s well-being.

 

What is a Static Display?

A static display is when our tema of birds are on display to the public on their perches. The public can photograph them and ask as many questions as they like to the staff at the event. As described, the birds will be sheltered by two marquees, provided by us, throughout the duration of the event. Prior to the flying display, the birds will be put away. They will be put back on the static display once the flying display has finished. (Dependant on the event timings).

Covid-19

COVID-19 POLICY
In light of the devastating Corona Virus, we have implemented the following precautionary measures within our displays and experience days to ensure the safety of our staff and the public.
Hygiene
Hand Sanitiser and/or clean water will be provided and available to our staff throughout any given event. We also stress the importance of coughing and/or sneezing into the elbow as opposed to your hands.
Handling
Public handling at our events and displays will slightly change. Hand sanitiser and disposable gloves are essential for anyone handling our Birds of Prey. Hand sanitiser is applied first followed by a disposable glove and some more hand sanitiser before finally putting on the leather gauntlet supplied. After each event any leather gauntlets used will be further sanitised and quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours after use. Face Coverings / Social Distancing
For experience days and displays, face coverings/masks are not mandatory, however, our staff are more than happy to wear one throughout your event if this is something you require. Please ensure
you adhere to the social distancing rules of 2 meters where possible, we do require our staff and the public to wear a face mask/covering if coming within 2 meters of a member of each other.
The above precautions and hygiene practices are essential for use to carry out our services and ensure the Health and Safety of our staff and the public. If a member of the public at your event are
not inclined to adhere to these precautions, I’m afraid they will not be able to take part in any handling and/or close encounters with our staff and the Birds of Prey.
Thank you, stay safe.

Weather

For any outdoor event we attend, the weather can play a major part in delivery. Unfortunately, this is something we are unable to compensate for and is in your hands. We will, however, always complete what we can to the best of our abilities.

Animal Welfare

For our displays, a great deal of time and effort goes into training our birds. Occasionally one may decide to vacate the display and we will need to track it down. Fortunately, by law, we must fly the birds with radio tracking equipment. We will be required to leave the flying area and track the bird down. The vehicle would need to leave site and return also.
The Hawking Centre conforms to all the required expectations of DEFRA and The Hawk Board when displaying Birds of Prey. This can be verified by visiting their respective websites.

Performing Animals Licence:
When you hold a Performing Animals Licence it means that, the owner and the Birds have both been visually and environmentally checked for both housing and method statements provided for cleaning, feeding, training, traveling, handling, and Vet Requirements.
To be awarded this licence you would have been checked by your local councils Environment Officer, they will ask you to provide all the required paperwork needed to complete demonstrations, and the animal welfare is tended to between displays. All the Birds on displays are closed rung and, if required, have the necessary documentation currently required within the EU.

Transportation:
Routes to destinations are carefully planned and the duration of the journey is considered and keptto a minimum. Breaks are given to the birds if the journey is over 120 minutes. Our travel boxes are from Falconry Fabrications, a leading Falconry Equipment supplier within the UK. Temperature throughout the journey is kept below 20 degrees via air conditioning.

Static Displays:
we provide all our own housing and barrier fencing for the event. The birds have water available at all times (dependant upon weather conditions). The marquees control the amount of sunlight they are open to. The stand is always manned by two experiences handlers to observe and care for the Bird’s well-being.

Venue

The venue will require, as within the boundaries stated, a source of water. However, if there is not one available, we can provide our own.

The venue will need a grassed area for a static display to be provided. The perches used are spiked and go into the ground. If the venue in question does not have this available, we will need to know in advanced as seperate equipment will be required. 

Flying area, size & location

We will need our vehicle to drive to and from the area you require us to do the display. Appropriate marshalling will need to be provided for this by yourself, under your guidance.
The area of the size of a tennis court or 20 x 20 meters is required for our flying displays. Flying display timings are available from MIDDAY onwards and not before.

Public Handling

At venues we offer the opportunity for the visiting public to handle the Birds of Prey. All our staff are trained and up to date on any safety standards that need to be met whilst doing so. Public handling involves  a chosen member of the public to place a leather Gauntlet (Glove) on their left hand. The bird of Prey then flying to them. This task is completed with one of our Falconers present at all times. No direct stroking, touching of the birds of prey is allowed. Working with and handling birds of prey does come with some risks. Whilst we are trained to deal with many and almost all outcomes, we cannot be held repsonsible if a member of the public is harmed or injured as a result of ignoring our instructions.

The bird lands/stands on the gauntlet and hand sanitiser will be offered if the person requires it. Feeding of the birds of prey will be conducted by the falconers only.

Social Media

We have many social media platforms that we are happy to offer you to promote your event. A show media pack is available for you to use. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TripAdvisor are available along with Google.

Person of contact & payment

Once your order has been completed and the deposit received. The person with which we have an agreement will be responsible for completing payment within seven days of the show date. Any late payment of more than seven days will incur additional costs and will be passed on to our collection agency. We can be paid via Cheque – BACS – PayPal – Card. Additional fees may apply depending on your card of 2.5%

Cancellation Terms

Deposits are non-refundable.
Cancellations 30 days before event, will incur no additional fee after deposit.
Cancellations inside of the 30 days of the agreed date will incur a cost of 50% of the agreed fee, within 7 days of the event 100% of the agreed fee would be due.

If booking with 7 or fewer days until the date of the event and/or where a deposit is not applicable, any cancellation will incur 100% of the agreed fee. Refunds are not applicable in any instance.

Feedback

After we have completed your event, we would love if you were able to  leave some form of feedback. You can either complete this from the media platforms stated above or via email. We aim to improve all of our services and your feedback would be much appreciated to help us do so!

Donations

We may have a collection box with which the public can place a donation. This is within the rights of your onsite Falconer to either perform or remove this element. Environmental
Aspects, along with public behaviour, will affect the decision to perform or remove this element.