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Owl Experience East Sussex

near Eastbourne

• Meet and fly owls near Eastbourne in East Sussex
• Experiences run as private bookings just for you
• Vouchers for one, two, three or four people offered
• Outdoor arena for flying the owls

What's Included

  • 90 Minute one to one owl experience
  • Meet a selection of owls 
  • You will be shown basic techniques used when handling, training and flying the birds from your expert falconer
  • During the experience you will be given the opportunity to fly an owl yourself
  • Entry to Knockhatch Adventure Park is included

What Can I Expect

You'll have an absolute hoot on this Owl Experience in East Sussex! Imagine being surrounded by a whole collection of gorgeous fluffy owls and being shown just how to handle and fly these much loved birds? That's what this experience is all about and it's all done on a private booking basis too.

Indeed, although the resident owls here in East Sussex participate in regular outdoor shows at this adventure centre, these 90 minute sessions are exclusive to you. You can fly solo or buy a voucher for two, three or four of you to enjoy the full handling and flying experience all together.  It's perfect for families too, with the minimum age just eight years old.

On these experiences you'll learn a lot from the dedicated owl sanctuary staff. For example, you'll learn how in winter the owls are given more food to compensate for the loss of body heat in cold weather. And if you thought all owls 'hooted' then think again. On this East Sussex experience you'll soon find out it's not quite that simple. Tawny Owls hoot that famous 'twit twoo', whereas Barn Owls kind of shriek and hiss, whilst the Indian Eagle Owl make a noise not unlike a small dog barking. It's all fascinating stuff and this experience gives you plenty of time to learn lots about owls.

During your exclusive  90 minutes   there will be plenty of time to meet the likes of the cute Southern White-faced Owl and a very wise-looking Great Eagle Owl with his distinctive facial markings. And not forgetting the elegant Eagle Owl who never fails to amaze with his silent flight and light weight, despite his impressive wingspan.

One great thing about owl experiences at this East Sussex centre is that weather won't stop play. There's an indoor and a very nice outdoor arena, so the owls can fly, train and exercise whatever the weather. As it's just you on the session, you will have plenty of time to have a go at handling and flying these fantastic birds too, so not only is the experience informative and fun, it's very much hands on too.


  • Weekday and weekend dates throughout the year
  • Sessions generally operate between 10.30am and 12pm
  • This is an outdoor experience that operates in all weather conditions, in the case of extreme weather conditions your experience will be resch eduled   to an alternative date


  • Knockhatch Adventure Park, an 80 acre activity centre near Eastbourne in East Sussex

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 8
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by a participating adult aged 18 or over


  • Spectators must pay a supplement to enter the park, payable direct when making your booking or on the day
  • Guests are welcome to bring along cameras as there are plenty of great photo opportunities

Anything Else

  • This is a multi-activity venue offering many indoor and outdoor attractions such as a large adventure playground, jumping pillows and the Lost World Play Barn to name a few!
  • Drinks and snacks can be purchased from the on site cafe
  • Please note that opening times may vary on all extra attractions and refreshment outlets
  • Closed toe footwear, long trousers and long sleeved top should be worn