Events to watch our owls and birds of prey

We have a great range of events for you to enjoy. Whether you’re keen to come back following a day out with us or you would simply like to see our beautiful birds fly at a different time of day, we have something to suit everyone.

Sky Hunters at Sunset

Saturday 12 June and Friday 17 September

Watch our birds soar against the backdrop of our stunning grounds as the sun sets gently behind them, and after the sun has faded, there’ll be twists and turns in flight.


Members' Event

Saturday 5 June

Each year, we invite our members to an exclusive event to thank them for their continued support. This event is FREE to attend for all Peak Annual and Life Members.



Saturday 26 June

Calling all minibeast detectives, plant enthusiasts and nature lovers! We need your help at our annual Bioblitz when we will be discovering all of the insects, plants, birds and mammals that call the Trust home.

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African Sunset Safari

Saturday 10 and 24 July

Let us take you on safari and show you our team of African birds at their best; as they fly across the skyline at sunset. We’ll transport you to the Savannah and you will encounter a Secretary Bird, kites, vultures, an owl and an eagle!

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International Vulture Awareness Day

Saturday 4 September

For us, every day is vulture awareness day. If you would like to celebrate these incredible birds, join us to learn more about them with talks and activities throughout the day.

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Members' Event

Saturday 4 September

Due to the higher than usual demand to attend our Members’ Event this year, we have added this extra date for those who were unable to book for Saturday 5 June due to limited spaces available.


Owls by Moonlight

Weekend evenings throughout the spring and autumn

Join us for a magical evening when you can step into the magical world of owls. Watch these mystical birds twist and turn through the night sky.

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Wildebeest in the Potting Shed

Thursday 30 September

Join Trust Founder and Life President, Ashley Smith, for an evening of heart-warming and humorous stories from the Trust’s history.

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Friday 29 October

Prepare yourself and your little ones for a wickedly spook-tacular family evening, with ghostly story-telling, spooky trails and mystical owls flying!

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Christmas Market

Thursday 25 and Friday 26 November

Enjoy the run up to Christmas, come and enjoy this delightful, festive shopping experience. Shop from local craftspeople and businesses and find personalised presents, Christmas decorations, handcrafted treats, beautiful homeware and much more.

Owls by Moonlight at Christmas

3, 4, 18 and 19 December

We’re bringing our popular Owls by Moonlight event and running it this Christmas. The event is much the same though with a few festive extras, and a seasonal supper to get you in the Christmas spirit!

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Father Christmas' Flying Visit

Wednesday 22 December

Father Christmas and his magical team of owls will be stopping at the Trust for this special family event. Evening includes magical owl flying display, festive story-telling and a gift for all good girls and boys.


Park Closed

At the beginning of every year we close in order to undertake vital maintenance and development projects. In 2021, the dates that we will be closed for this work will be Wednesday 5 January 2022 and we will re-open on Saturday 12 February. We will also be closed Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 December apart from for our Father Christmas’ Flying Visit event.

Feathers Restaurant and the Trust shop will remain open during this time.

Winter Woodland Lights

Friday 14 – Sunday 30 January 2022

Start 2022 with a sparkle at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, when it will become even more magical with beautiful illuminations and a live owl display set in a stunning, colourful woodland.

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Sky Hunters at Sunset

Saturday 2 April, 14 May and 17 September 2022

Watch our birds soar against the backdrop of our stunning grounds as the sun sets gently behind them, and after the sun has faded, there’ll be twists and turns in flight.

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Did you know?
The White-tailed Eagle became extinct in Britain in 1918 directly as a result of persecution and illegal killing. However, it was reintroduced in 1975 with the young birds released on the Island of Rum in the Inner Hebrides.
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