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Owl Experience Hertfordshire

Ware, Hertfordshire
REF: CJOWLE

  • An owl encounter near Ware in Hertfordshire
  • A unique daughter & father set up at this centre
  • Meet, handle & fly different species of owl
  • Lots for the family to do at this Farm Park venue
 



What's Included

  • Opportunity to handle and fly a variety of owls to the glove
  • Owls flown may include; Siberian Eagle Owl, Great Grey Owl, Brown Asian Wood Owl, Indian Eagle Owl, Barn Owls and Tawny Owls
  • Participants will handle and fly at least 2 different species of owls, depending on the group size
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Allow up to two hours for this experience
  • You will be part of a group of up to 20 participants

What Can I Expect

Owl Experiences in Hertfordshire - meet the prolific hunters with their super-sensitive hearing who are masters of silent flight on these wonderful encounters!

The owls live in the heart of the Rib Valley, situated between Welwyn and Harlow, looked after by Charlotte and her father John. During your two-hours on site you'll discover that owls come in all different shapes and sizes.

Ouzo the Siberian Eagle Owl is a bit of a hunting supremo. James the Barn Owl has a gorgeous heart-shaped face. Then there’s Earl the brilliantly named Great Grey Owl and Saki the Brown Asian Wood Owl, who has been hand-reared from the age of two weeks.

Owls are truly fascinating. All of them have those mesmerising eyes and can deftly turn their heads 270 degrees, giving them near enough all round vision. All the better for keeping an eye on their prey. They are carnivorous and some are even cannibals. Most are nocturnal and many have incredible hearing, allowing them to detect a mouse scurry away from a serious distance.

As well as meeting and hearing all about the history of owls, how they are trained (which, by their very nature, isn't easy!) and how they hunt, you'll also have plenty of handling time too.

There's something quietly exhilarating about the first time you pull on one of the falconer's gloves for an owl to perch delicately on your hand. You get a serious close up of those ferocious claws, get to look into those big, big eyes and see the stunning tones and patterns in their feathers.

These owls, whilst remaining the wild birds that they are, are calm and relaxed in the company of humans. And some love nothing more than having a bit of a squawk whilst posing for a selfie with you! Book your owl experience near Ware in Hertfordshire now.

Availability

  • Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, subject to availability
  • Sessions generally operate at 10:30-12:30, 13:00-15:00 and  15:15-17:15 (daylight permitting)

Location

  • Westmill Farm, Ware, Hertfordshire

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 10
  • Under 16's must be accompanied by a participating or spectating adult

Spectators

  • Spectators are welcome for a £15 fee payable by cash on the day
  • Children under the age of 10 are free but must be accompanied by an adult that has purchased a spectator pass

Anything Else

  • Stroking the Owls is not allowed as this removes the necessary oils from their feathers
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your booked session time
  • Sensible outdoor clothing and covered footwear should be worn
  • Animal Welfare Licence AW055 issued by Fenland District Council

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 4
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Reviews

  based on 4 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
Sally
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! Great pace - really helped us understand everything we were seeing. Wonderf...
Rating: 5 stars
stephen
A fun and interesting event hosted by friendly and knowledgeable people who really care for their b...
Rating: 5 stars
Paul Burniston
A lovely afternoon in the presence of owls and a very informative, friendly handler.
Rating: 5 stars
Celia Chandler
great to see the owls close up and given so much information about them and it was obvious that the...