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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.

Sunset at the Trust

Selected dates in summer 2024

The Hawk Conservancy Trust invites you to a special summer’s evening with their feathered friends. Against a setting sun, you’ll have the opportunity to meet a wide range of their incredible birds of prey and the dedicated team working alongside them in two breathtaking flying displays.

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Members' Event

Saturday 8 June

An exclusive evening event for our Members’ as a thank you for their continued support!

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Chris and Megan's Night of Nature

Saturday 29 June

SOLD OUT

For one night only, join Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin at the Hawk Conservancy Trust alongside our knowledgeable Bird Team for an evening discovering the magic of nature and our brilliant birds in flight! This is our biggest fundraising event of the year.

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Big Wild Weekend

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July

We’re going wild! Join us for a festival of British nature, where there’ll be extra activities with special guests added to the timetable, alongside our birds in flight, over a whole weekend this summer.

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International Vulture Awareness Day

Saturday 7 September

At the Hawk Conservancy Trust we love vultures so every day is vulture awareness day! If you would like to celebrate these incredible birds, join us on the first Saturday in September to learn more about vultures and why we need them.

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Owls by Moonlight

Selected evenings throughout autumn 2024

This spring, wrap up warm and step outside for a special evening with our owls. As night falls, you’ll experience our mystical owls and witness their graceful, silent flights in and out of the darkness in two magical flying displays.

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Owl-O-Ween

Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31

Prepare yourself and your little ones for a wickedly spook-tacular family evening this Halloween. Enjoy ghostly storytelling and marvel at our owls as they put on two beautiful flying displays against the backdrop of our moonlit grounds.

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Christmas Market

Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 November

Enjoy the run up to Christmas with our delightful, festive shopping experience. Discover beautiful gifts for your loved ones while supporting local craftspeople and the Trust. With over 60 local businesses attending, you can find personalised presents, Christmas decorations, handcrafted treats, beautiful homeware and much more.

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Owls by Moonlight at Christmas

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December 

The Hawk Conservancy Trust will be flying their awesome owls under moonlight at this magical time of year, with a few festive features to get you in the Christmas spirit! Watch these mystical birds twist and turn through the night sky, and make sure you duck as they skim silently over the top of your head.

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Christmas Carols and Owls

Sunday 15  -Tuesday 17 December

Sing along with Christmas carols, both traditional and modern, under the night sky accompanied by a live band and choir. We’ll also invite you into the magical world of our owls during the evening as you witness our beautiful owls twist and turn in the moonlight and skim silently over the top of your head.

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Father Christmas is coming...

Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 December

Father Christmas and his magical team of owls will be stopping by the Hawk Conservancy Trust this December. More details coming soon…

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Give the gift of extraordinary evenings out!

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of seeing owls fly through the darkness, or experiencing a spectacular sunset with birds in flight. Gift these magical memories to your loved ones with an evening out like no other with our Evening Event Gift Voucher!

They will have the opportunity to choose from a selection of our evening events running throughout the year – from mystical owl flights by moonlight to soaring birds against a sunset sky.

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Did you know?
Amur Falcons are one of the world’s longest distance migrants. They travel from South Africa to northern China and fly for 2-3 days non-stop while covering a distance of more than 3000km!
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