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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.

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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Owl-O-Ween

Friday 29 October

Prepare yourself and your little ones for a wickedly spook-tacular family evening, with ghostly storytelling, 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 storytelling and a gift for all good girls and boys.

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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 Wednesday 22 December 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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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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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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International Vulture Awareness Day

Saturday 3 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.

Did you know?
The word raptor is derived from the Latin word raptare (or rapto) which means to seize violently and drag away.
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