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Events

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.

New Children's Activity Trail

As part of a day at the Trust, young adventurers can hunt down stunning illustrations, whilst completing activities and challenges. All challengers will receive a stunning owl badge – 10 to collect in total!

Sky Hunters at Sunset

Saturday 26 May, 7pm

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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Code Playground

Wednesday 30 May

In partnership with Barclays, this event is a fun and practical based session designed to introduce kids to the world of coding and how it can link into the world around them.

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Sky Hunters at Sunset

Saturday 2 June, 7pm

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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Fundraising Plant Sale

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June, 10am-5pm

For all of our green-fingered friends: join us for our huge annual plant sale with plants kindly donated by Hilliers Nurseries. All plants are of a high quality and will be sold at wholesale price or less.

Members' Event

Saturday 9 June, 5:30pm

For 2018, we are combining all the best bits from our usual two events into one super-event! Included in the evening will be updates on our recent work, special guest for the evening Mike Simmons, plus previously unseen flying display.

Music on the Wing

Saturday 23 June, 6pm

Join us for an enchanting evening with a live military band performing as our birds dance across the skies above Reg’s Wildflower Meadow.

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Sky Hunters at Sunset

Saturday 21 July, 7pm

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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Wildlife Weekend with Martin Hughes-Games

Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 July

Best-known for presenting Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch, Martin has worked for many years producing and presenting well-known wildlife TV programmes. Join us for a weekend to celebrate all things wild with Martin!

International Vulture Awareness Day

Saturday 1 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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Owls by Moonlight

Saturday evenings throughout the autumn and spring, 7pm

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

Friday 5 October, 6:30pm

An evening talk with Life President, Ashley Smith. With heart-warming and humorous stories, Ashley will share tales of some of the people, mammals and birds that have been involved with the Trust over the past 53 years.

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Owl-O-Ween

Wednesday 24 and Friday 26 October, 6-8pm

Prepare yourself and your little ones for a wickedly spook-tacular family evening this Halloween, with spooky crafts,  ghostly story-telling and a special owl flying display.

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French-themed Evening in Feathers Restaurant

Saturday 10 November, tables available from 6:30pm

Book a table and be whisked away to France for the evening with a mouth-watering French menu cooked by our French chef. Email info@hawkconservancy.org or call 01264 773850 (ext. 225) to book.

Christmas Carols and Owls by Moonlight

Friday 21 and Saturday 22 December, 6:30pm

Join us for a special evening to kick off the festive season, with Christmas carols under the night sky plus a special owl flying demonstration.

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Breakfast with Father Christmas

Sunday 23 and Monday 24 December, 9am

After a home-cooked breakfast, children will have the opportunity to meet Father Christmas in his grotto, as well as meeting our miniature donkeys and an owl. Plus, they can decorate a festive biscuit!

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Tea with Father Christmas

Sunday 23 December, 4pm

Why not bring the little ones to the Trust to meet Father Christmas in his grotto? They will be fed a home-cooked tea and will also have the opportunity to meet our two miniature donkeys and an owl.

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Park Closed

At the beginning of every year we close in order to undertake vital maintenance and development projects. In 2019, the dates that we will be closed for this work will be Tuesday 8 January to Friday 8 February 2019. Feathers Restaurant and the Trust shop will remain open during this time.

Owls by Moonlight

Saturday evenings throughout the spring and autumn, 7pm

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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Did you know?
Great Grey Owls aggressively defend their nests and have even been reported driving away black bears!
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