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.

Sunset at the Trust

Selected dates throughout summer 2023

The Hawk Conservancy Trust invites you to a special summer’s evening with our feathered friends. Against a stunning sunset sky, you’ll have the opportunity to meet a wide range of our incredible birds of prey and the dedicated team working alongside them.

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Exclusive Members' Event


Saturday 3 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.

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Saturday 10 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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International Vulture Awareness Day

Saturday 2 September

Come along and celebrate the wonderful world of vultures with us! Join in on a whole day of activities and flying displays dedicated to these wonderful birds and the threats they face.

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Evening Owls

Selected dates throughout autumn 2023

This autumn, join us for a special evening with our owls! As night-time falls, you’ll experience these mystical birds as they fly silently in and out of the darkness over open plains and amongst mysterious woodland. You may even have to duck as they swoop close over your head!

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Wildebeest in the Potting Shed

Friday 6 October 

Trust Founder and Life President, Ashley Smith, will share heart-warming and humorous stories of some of the people, mammals and birds that have been involved with the Trust from its early days as a wildlife park, to its current standing as an award-winning charity and tourist attraction.

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Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October

Prepare yourself and your little ones for a wickedly spook-tacular family evening with two spooky shows where owls fly. Tickets include hot dog or burger, spooky treat and hot drink.

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Christmas Market

Thursday 23, Friday 24 and Saturday 25 November

Delight in locally-produced, hand-crafted products from stall holders who will each supply an array of gifts for your loved ones. Whilst you peruse, enjoy a tipple of mulled wine, a tasty mince pie or treat from the barbeque!

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Evening Owls at Christmas

Saturday 2 and Saturday 9 December

Enjoy our popular Evening Owls event at the most magical time of year! The event is much the same though with a few festive extras to get you in the Christmas spirit

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Christmas Carols & Owls

Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 December

Join us for a special evening to kick off the festive season. Sing along with Christmas carols, both traditional and modern, under the night sky accompanied by band and choir. Warm up during the interval with mulled wine and a mince pie. We’ll also introduce you to the magical world of owls as you witness our beautiful owls twist and turn in the night sky and skim silently over the top of your head.

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Father Christmas' Flying Visit

Thursday 21 and Friday 22 December

Father Christmas, his magical team of owls and Evergreen the mischievous Elf will be back for another special family event this Christmas. Each child will receive a gift and the event will include an enchanting show featuring our owls.

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Did you know?
Owls can catch their prey in complete darkness. This is because their ears are positioned asymmetrically which allows them to pinpoint the location of prey movements.
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