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Owl Experience

£74.50

Owls are mysterious and enigmatic creatures, known for their incredible silent flight, super-powered hearing and piercing stare. With over 200 species of owls in the world, and a plethora of tales about the mysteries and folklore surrounding these fascinating species, owls hold a great fascination for many people. Join this half day experience to meet some of our beautiful resident owls, and let our knowledgeable team feed your fascination!

During your experience session, you will have an opportunity to meet and work with a variety of species of owl, which may include a Barn Owl, a Tawny Owl, a Great Grey Owl and a Long-eared Owl. We’ll also give you an insight into our work with young and injured birds, as well as the conservation and research work that we do both in the UK and overseas.

£74.50

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Product Description

These intimate experience sessions are limited to small groups of up to six guests, with two members of our team guiding and informing you through your day.

These three hour experience sessions are available in the morning or afternoon:

  • Morning sessions will begin at 9:30am and finish at 12:30pm.
  • Afternoon sessions begin at 1:00pm and finish at 4:30pm.

Afternoon sessions are half an hour longer as they include a break to watch the 2pm flying display. If you book a morning session, you are welcome to stay at the Trust after your session to enjoy the rest of our daily activities and displays. If you book an afternoon session, you are welcome to join us in the morning, before your session begins.

Dates available:

These experience sessions are held on selected dates throughout the year (subject to availability).

Frequently asked questions:

I have a gift voucher for this experience, how do I book?

Please call the office on 01264 773850 between 9:00am and 5:00pm; have your voucher number and a selection of preferred dates to hand.

Can I bring guests?

Your guests are welcome to visit the Trust (normal admission rates apply) but only the person booked on the experience can participate in this experience session. We regret that additional participants are not permitted to join the experience for any reason.

If you have friends or family visiting the Trust for the day, a maximum of two people can join you to take photographs. Please notify your hosts on the day if you have such guests, and you will be advised about the meeting time and place for them to join you.

Can I cancel or alter my booking?

A minimum of seven days’ notice is required to alter or cancel a booking. We regret that any alterations or cancellations notified after this time will result in forfeit of the event and any related monies. (If the event has to be cancelled by the Trust, a mutually suitable alternative date will be found.) Experience Vouchers are non-refundable. However they can be transferred to another person if the recipient is unable to attend. Please notify the Trust if you wish to transfer your Gift Voucher.

What should I wear?

We would like to advise visitors that we have a natural countryside setting and sensible footwear and appropriate clothing for outdoors are recommended. Please also avoid wearing bright coloured clothing. Most walkways are laid paths; however you may find some natural unevenness in the other areas within our grounds.

Do I need any special equipment?

All necessary training and equipment are supplied.

Can I take photos during my experience?

Yes! We are more than happy for you to take photographs as a memento of your day, and our staff at the experience session will be on hand to take pictures of you with the birds.

Other useful information about your experience:

  • This is  not  an  intensive  course  to  teach  people  how  to  practice  falconry  or  keep  birds  of  prey  but  a relaxed day, set at the pace of the guests on the day, to learn about and handle our birds, and to have an intimate insight into the work of the Hawk Conservancy Trust.
  • These sessions are held throughout the year, seven days a week.
  • Experiences are available as gift vouchers that are valid for 12 months, allowing the recipient to choose when they wish to attend from a selection of dates. Please note your experience must be booked and fulfilled before the expiry date shown. Once the voucher has expired, the experience and any related monies are forfeited.
  • Guests must be aged 16 or over (for younger age groups, we offer Young Falconer and Children’s Owl Experiences).
  • This experience must be pre-booked
  • Due to the popularity of this experience, early booking is strongly recommended.
  • If severe weather threatens, the Trust may cancel the event by 2:00pm the day before. Please contact the office after 2:00pm the day before your experience to confirm that the weather conditions are suitable for the experience to take place.
  • The Trust reserves the right to vary the content and format of any event, without notice, if necessary.
  • Terms and conditions apply.

Additional Information

Weight 0.001 kg

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