Our Flying Team is Raring to Go!
A staple of our peak season visitor experience, our flying displays are a spectacle that absolutely cannot be missed!
We have a large and varied team of trained demonstration birds representing a range of the owl and raptor species in the centre's collection. Whether big or small, all are equally eager to enthrall their audience with a stunning show of strength, grace and dexterity in the air.
The opportunity to fly freely in our outdoor arena provides them with the ideal stage in which to hone their natural instincts whilst also allowing the general public an unobstructed view of these majestic creatures doing what they do best!
Flying isn't something that owls and other birds of prey do recreationally, like how we might go for a jog for exercise. It is a vital hunting mechanism used only for acquiring food and all demonstration work revolves around this natural hunting process. Both wild and captive birds spend the rest of their time roosting in order to conserve energy, which they use for other functions such as keeping warm.
What Can I Expect?
You'll be able to watch up to four of our massively talented birds performing alongside one of our expert falconers, who'll be on hand to provide an entertaining and engaging commentary throughout the full 40 minute duration. With a spacious outdoor flying arena seating up to 80 spectators, you'll be guaranteed a great view of the birds as they fly overhead!
But we've left the best part 'til last, as entry to the flying display is included for FREE with admission to the centre; if you pop out in the meantime, just show your receipt for re-entry for the demonstration on the same day!
Up to 4 Birds
Seats 80 Visitors
Are you part of an organised group looking for an exciting educational activity? Why not consider booking a private flying demonstration? With access to both indoor and outdoor flying arenas, we can accommodate up to 80 spectators no matter the weather or time of year. We have previously displayed for a range of clients and age groups including scouts, coach parties, schools, U3A and more. For full pricing information or to discuss your requirements, please contact us.
2019 Times & Dates
Availability of flying demonstration may be subject to weather conditions as well as visitor attendance numbers. Please enquire prior to your visit to avoid disappointment. *Closed Easter Sunday and Mondays (except Bank Holidays and school holidays.)