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A staple of our peak season visitor experience, our flying demonstrations 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.
The opportunity to fly freely in our purpose-built flying arenas provides them with the ideal stage in which to hone their natural instincts...whilst also allowing you an unobstructed view of these majestic creatures doing what they do best!
The flying demonstration is included at no extra cost with your booking, so be sure to stick around for the show!
25th July - 1st November 2020
1:30pm - 2:10pm
Gate Opens at 1:15pm
Included with all bookings.
Eligible for same-day re-entry
*Refers to regular open (bookable) dates only. Availability of flying demonstration may be subject to extreme weather conditions as well as other unforeseen circumstances - in these situations, we reserve the right to shorten or cancel the demonstration at our discretion. Please enquire prior to your visit to avoid disappointment.
What Can I Expect?
No matter which demonstration you choose to attend, you'll be assured the same enthralling experience. Watch up to five of our massively talented birds perform alongside entertaining and engaging commentary from our expert falconer. With both indoor and outdoor flying arenas, you'll be guaranteed a great show whatever the weather!
And remember, your ticket is valid for the entirety of your booked date, so feel free to pop out for a coffee and finish viewing the collection at your own pace!
Did you know? 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. Both wild and captive birds spend most of their time roosting in order to conserve energy, which they use for other functions such as keeping warm (or staying cool!)
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