Children's Owl Experience

Owls are beautiful and charming animals. There are over 200 species of owl in the world and we’ll introduce your young owl enthusiast to some of these in this fun and interesting experience, and the children will even have the opportunity to fly some of them!

Run by two members of our friendly and inspiring team, the Children’s Owl Experience is a fun-packed session which includes:

  • Learning how to identify British owls by sight and from their calls;
  • Dissecting a wild owl pellet to try and identify what the owl has eaten;
  • Holding and flying several species of owl from Britain and around the world.

This experience is for children aged 6 to 11 years.

Please note that this experience only takes places between February and October.


If you already have a voucher for this experience and would like to book a date, please call us on 01264 773850.

Your Experience

An adult is required to accompany the child booked on the Children’s Owl Experience but only the child booked on the experience can participate in the session. PLEASE remember social distancing and to bring a mask or face covering.

These intimate experience sessions are limited to small groups of up to four children, with two members of our team guiding and informing you through your day. These three-hour experience sessions are available in the morning or afternoon:

Afternoon sessions are half an hour longer as they include a break to watch the 2pm flying display. If you are attending a morning session, you are most welcome to remain at the Trust and enjoy the rest of our daily activities. If you are attending an afternoon session you are welcome to arrive earlier and enjoy the daily morning activities. In either case, you may wish to visit Feathers Restaurant for some lunch or refreshments (not included). Feathers Restaurant is open daily from 10am for breakfast, until the park closes.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a gift voucher for this experience, how do I book?

Please call us on 01264 773850 (between 9am and 5pm) and have your voucher number to hand.

This experience must be pre-booked. Due to the popularity of this experience, early booking is required. Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase; an expiry date is shown inside your gift card. Please note your experience must be booked and fulfilled before the expiry date shown. Once the voucher has expired, the experience and any related monies are forfeited.

What should I wear?

We have a natural countryside setting: sensible footwear and appropriate clothing for outdoors are recommended. Please avoid wearing brightly coloured clothing. Most walkways are laid paths; however you may find some natural unevenness within our grounds. Please bring a mask or face covering.

Do I need any special equipment?

All necessary training and equipment are supplied.

Can I take photos during my experience?

Yes! We are more than happy for you to take photographs as a memento of your day, and our staff at the experience session will be on hand to take pictures of you with the birds if you wish.

Will my experience still go ahead in bad weather?

If severe weather threatens, the Trust may cancel and rearrange your experience by 2pm the day before it is due to take place. Please contact the office on 01264 773850 after 2pm the day before your experience to confirm that the weather conditions are suitable for your experience to take place.

Other useful information about your experience:

Did you know?
Every White-headed Vulture has a different pattern on its outer wings, in a similar way to humans all having different fingerprints.
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