Owl Encounter in Derbyshire

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Owls are solitary but incredibly majestic birds of prey and this hands-on owl encounter based in Derbyshire offers the rare opportunity to see them up close and personal. Following a welcome introduction of the centre, head out into the open countryside and meet some of the centres most amazing owls. After a bit of training, handle owls from various parts of the world and experience the thrill of flying them to the glove under expert supervision. This experience is fun, insightful and an absolute must for any owl lover.


At least one weekend date per month throughout the year.


If the forecast is bad, please call the venue for a weather check before setting out. If the experience is cancelled because of bad weather it will be re-booked for an alternative date.

How long does the experience last?

Lasts around two hours.

How many other people?

Share the experience with up to five other owl enthusiasts and a guide.

Can I take people to watch?

Spectators are welcome to attend for a fee of £10 per person.

What do I wear?

Dress for the outdoors, waterproof and natural coloured clothing is advised, along with wellington boots. All falconry equipment is provided.

Are there any restrictions?

Minimum age is seven and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Due to the amount of walking involved, it is important to be reasonably physically fit.

Anything Else?

Feel free to bring a pair of binoculars and/or a camera.

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