Our Owl Hour Experience allows people to get up close and fly these beautiful birds at the end of centre's day. After a short introduction and briefing as how to hold and fly the owls you will fly at least 5 different species of owl. The owls flown are from a selection of: Little Owl, Chaco Owl, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Snowy Owl, Long-eared Owl, Asian Brown Wood Owl and different species of Eagle Owls (we can never guarantee which species will be flown on each session).
The owl hour experience commences at 4.30pm, but arrival at 4.15pm is recommended.
Minimum Age: Participants and Observers must be at least 10 years old.
The Owl Hour is £35 for one Participant with an Observer admitted free of charge to the centre, or £60 for two Participants with no Observers.
Any other relatives or friends wishing to be watch the experience will be charged the normal admission price to The Falconry Centre on arrival. For the voucher of 2 people flying the owls there are no observers free of charge.
Terms & Conditions apply - please Click Here to view. Purchase of any Experience or Sponsorship package confirms understanding and acceptance of these terms and conditions.
Frequently asked questions about our Owl Hour Experience
How often do you run the Experiences and far ahead do I need to book a date?
We run all the experiences throughout the year and on various days to suit demand (weekend and weekdays). We operate on a first-come, first serve basis for all dates.To book a date we generally say as far in advance as possible, but occasionally we can accommodate people at short notice if places are available. Weekend dates are the most popular and can book up very quickly at certain times of the year. To book a date please call us on 01562 700014 (9am-5pm, 7 days a week).
I have paid on-line, how long does it take to receive the voucher?
We will email the voucher to you within 2 days of the payment. If you have requested a printed voucher, please allow at least 7 days for delivery.
How do I book a specific date when I pay for the voucher?
Unfortunately there is no way to book a date online, so if you wished to book a date when you purchase the experience, please call us to pay and book the date. If you prefer not to pay by card over the phone then you can arrange the date with us over the phone first and then pay online above.
How many participants are in a group?
We limit the number of participants flying the owls to 6 during the week and 8 at weekends.
Can we take photographs?
Students on our bird handling experiences are welcome to bring their own camera/ video cameras to take photographs during their time with us. Flash is also not a problem for the birds.
What happens if the weather is bad on the date of my experience?
We will run the experiences in most weather conditions, but we also want you to enjoy your experience. If the weather is predicted to be bad before your booked date, you can rearrange a new date.
** Please note: Hard copy vouchers will be sent out by second class post via Royal Mail. Vouchers will be sent to the address given on the purchaser's PayPal payment form, so please ensure that your details are up-to-date. An additional £1.50 will be charged per hard copy voucher to cover printing, posting and packaging costs. Vouchers will still be sent via e-mail in addition to any requested hard copies. If this question is left unanswered no hard copy will be sent out and no additional charge will be incurred.
Terms & Conditions apply - please Click Here to view. Purchase of any visitor's entry ticket, Group Visit, Experience, Sponsorship package and/or booking of any Outside Event confirms understanding and acceptance of these terms and conditions.