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We are a VisitEngland accredited Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

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Welcome to the Baytree Owl and Wildlife Centre Visitor Guide! Here, you'll find everything you need to know to help prepare for your visit - including our opening times, admission prices and more.

As well as having our collection of over 60 owls and birds of prey available to view all year round, you will also find information about our additional peak-season attractions in the form of our popular Flying Demonstrations - as well as our other seasonal offerings in our Events Calendar

For more information about what to expect both before after after you arrive, we have an in-depth Accessibility Guide and directions on how to get to us available from our Find Us page.

And if you truly want to make a day of it, don't forget we are located within the award-winning Baytree Garden Centre, where not only will you find a wealth of departments to explore, but also a restaurant and a host of other independent concessions!

 

We're compiled all the most important details for you below - click through to each individual page for more information. 

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Opening Times

Baytree Owl & Wildlife Centre is open 6 days a week, Tuesday - Sunday. We are also open Mondays on Bank Holidays and during school holidays.

 

We are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Sunday (as well as Mondays in term time.) Other seasonal closures may apply - please click the link below for more information.


Tuesday - Sunday
10:00am - 4:00pm

Plus Mondays during school holidays and Bank Holidays

Last admission 3:00pm

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Admission Prices

Below are our current admission prices. Tickets may be purchased directly from the admissions desk on arrival or pre-purchased online using our Online Booking Portal. All admission tickets are eligible for same-day re-admission on the date of purchase (with your receipt.)

For repeat visits, we also offer Annual Passes which allow you to visit as many times as you like for a whole year. Click the "More Info" link further below to see our Annual Pass prices, or for additional details about our day tickets. 

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african spotted eagle owl

Adult
(16-59)
£7.00

verreaux's eagle owl

Senior
(60+)
£6.00

tawny owl

Child
(3-15)
£5.00

african spotted eagle owl chick

Under 3
(0-2)
FREE

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£21

Family Ticket

Two adults and two children

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£6.00

Student (16-23)

Admission terms and exclusions

 

  • All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (aged 16+).

  • Family Ticket discount valid on eligible purchases containing two adult (16+) and two child (3-15) admissions.

  • To qualify for student discount, a valid form of ID must be shown (e.g. NUS/TOTUM card) 

  • Carers will be admitted at the concession rate (£6.00), subject to the provision of valid carer's ID (e.g. Access Card, NHS ID).

  • To qualify for same day re-admission, your original receipt must be retained. Valid on date purchased only.

Flying Demonstrations

 

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29th March - 28th October 2024

Showing at 1:30pm every Saturday & Sunday*

Plus Daily During Lincolnshire School Holidays**

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 admission, so be sure to stick around for the show!

2 

Arenas

40

Minutes

4+ 
Birds

80+ 
Seats

Included FREE with the price of your admission!

*Excludes Easter Sunday. **Dates as defined by Lincolnshire County Council. 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. 

Events Calendar

Dreaming up ways to bring you all-new experiences is part of what we do, and our special event days are no different. With a calendar bursting with unique opportunities, you'll always have a great reason to visit again and again! 

Perhaps the most most popular of our events is - of course - Baby Day. Taking place on both the early and late May Bank Holidays, this is your chance to get up close to our newest arrivals in exclusive keeper talks.

In the late summer, we also regularly host our Conservation Weekend. This event celebrates local conservation-focused charities and organisations, and you can have a go at a range of activities such as bug-house building and pond dipping. 

 

We also celebrate Vulture Awareness Day on the first Saturday in September. This event focuses on our amazing vulture species, such as our critically endangered white-backed vultures. 

To discover everything the coming year has to offer, click the button below!

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Note: Our Events Calendar does not include dates for our Experience Sessions - such as the Owl Experience or Bird of Prey Experience. For more information about these sessions, including how to book, please visit the Experience page.

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Accessibility Guide

This guide contains all the information you'll need to help get the most from your visit.

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Find Us

Get directions on how to find us, including where to go once you're inside Baytree Garden Centre.

Prepare for Your Visit

More to See...

Did you know? Baytree Owl & Wildlife Centre is just one of many independent concessions operating within the award-winning Baytree Garden Centre site.

 

As well as a wealth of departments to explore, you'll also find a restaurant and big names such as the Works and Edinburgh Woollen Mill!

 

We've prepared a guide with some of our top picks to help you really make a day of your visit. Remember - your admission is valid for the whole day, so if you want to explore everything Baytree Garden Centre has to offer and return later on, then be our guest!

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