Owl Experience

 

Owls hold a great fascination for many of us. They are amazing birds, since they can hunt at speed with great precision in the dark - and an owl experience will give you the chance to get close up to these wonderful creatures & to find out more about them.

There are opportunities to get to know these amazing creatures better and there are plenty of experience days you can treat a bird lover to - some are specifically with owls, while others include owls and other birds.  

Owl experiences make great gifts for bird lovers, animal lovers or anyone who wants to get closer to nature and discover more about these beautiful birds. Please read the T&Cs, key info/need to know notes before you buy.

2for1 Woodland Walk and Owl Flying Experience at Lee Valley

2 for1 Woodland Walk and Owl Flying Experience at Lee Valley 
Was £90, now £45
Buy a Gift are doing a 2 for 1 offer on this Woodland Walk and Owl Flying Experience at Lee Valley Park, Enfield in Greater London.  Find out more from Buy a Gift

 

Introduction to Owl Handling - a 2 for 1 Offer from Virgin Experience Days Introduction to Owl Handling in Kent - a 2 for 1 Offer from Virgin Experience Days
Kent only
Was £178, now £89
Meet & green some of the owls, find out about their habitats in the wild and hold & fly a selection of owls!  There's expert tuition from the handler.  After your 1 hour experience, why not look around the rest of the park and say hello to a few snakes or mammals?   Please note the Need to Know notes for this experience.  Click here to fly to Virign Experience Days for more info and to buy this gift

Owl Evening for Two, Gloucestershire

Owl Evening for Two, Gloucestershire
£118
Your falconer will run through what to expect from the evening when you arrive.  Then it's off on a tour of owl wood - you'll see your first owls in their aviaries and hear them start their spooky evening calls.  Then enjoy some light refreshments at the centre before getting close up and personal with these wonderful birds.  Handle a number of different species, finding out all about them and taking photos.  Watch a fantastic owl flying display before finishing with a Question & Answer session. Go to Red Letter Days to buy this gift

Owl Encounter for Two in Sussex Owl Encounter for Two, Sussex
Was £120, now £80
Come face to face with several majestic owl species!  You'll handle and fly a number of the park's resident owls, with guidance from an experienced birds of prey expert.  This is a wonderful chance to get in-depth insight into the life of an owl, discovering all about their impressive hunting techniques, flying styles and more.  Spend the rest of the day at the park's attractions.  Buy this gift from Red Letter Days
Owl Encounter for Two, Oxfordshire Owl Encounter for Two, Oxfordshire
Was £90, now £80
Handle and fly 3 - 5 different owls while learning all about their behaviour in the wild. You'll have a full hour getting close up and personal with these beautiful animals, and also explore the falconry centre discovering the 90 birds of prey and the other animals such as reptiles, meerkats and skunks  there. The centre was a worthy winner at The Living In Oxford Awards and holds a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.   Buy this gift from Red Letter Days
Owl Encounter in Bedfordshire Owl Encounter in Bedfordshire
£79.00
Meet the owls of Bedfordshire.  When you arrive, meet the expert falconer and chat over coffee about the birds before taking touring the centre to see the different species. Walk through Owl Wood and visit the free flying barns - there's lots of opportunity for photos and questions alike!   Then start handling the owls - meet the Little owl, the Barn owl, a Long Eared and Short Eared owl, Tawny owl and the Snowy owl. With help from the falconer, fly an owl first-hand. Buy this gift from Red Letter Days
Introduction to Owl Handling in Kent, Fife or Northamptonshire

Introduction to Owl Handling   
Northampton, Fife or Kent
£89.00
This is a great chance to meet owls from the small Barn Owl to the large Eagle Owl, and learn about their lives and habitats during this 1 to 2 hour experience.  After some basic handling instruction, experience the thrill first hand as you fly them loose and have them return to your gloved fist. The span of an owl's wing is just incredible and this is a superb way to really appreciate the wonders of these incredible birds.

This is available from Virgin Experience Days 

Owl Encounter at Falcon Days in Northumberland Owl Encounter at Falcon Days in Northumberland
£45
Discover all about native British species including the Tawny, Long Eared, Short Eared, Snowy, Little and Barn Owls. Under the guidance of an expert, meet owls at the sanctuary that have been rescued, including a Vermiculated Eagle Owl from Africa. This is a great opportunity to find out why these majestic aniamls ahve such soft feathers and large eyes;  you'll see them flying free and get involved first hand! There are lots of photo opportunities and tea and coffee too.
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 RSPB Spotlight Owls

RSPB Spotlight Owls
£9.99 
Marianne Taylor explores this special bird's biology, behaviour and history with more insight into conservation in Britain and abroad.  With interesting facts and beautiful photographs of the five British species, the book also looks at their anatomy, nesting and migration patterns.  You can buy this book from the RSPB  and support conservation with your purchase! 

There are more owl-related gift ideas from the RSPB's Online Shop here.

Little & Large Falconry Experience in Bedfordshire

Little & Large Falconry Experience in Wilstead, Bedfordshire 
£79.00
After coffee and discussing the itinerary with the resident falconer, meet the birds!  Handle and fly some of the centre's smallest raptors such as kestrels and different owls including Barn Owls, Woodford Owls, Mottled Owls, tiny Scops Owls and more.  Then it's time to meet the big hitters - American Bald Eagles, White Tailed Sea Eagles, African Fish Eagles, Blue Chilean Eagles and Steppe Eagles among others.  Go to Red Letter Days for more info and to buy this gift 

Extended Falconry

Extended Falconry
£145.00
This 6 hour experience gives you a great chance to get to know some awesome birds of prey and discover all about the relationship between a falconer and his falcon.  Find out about the talent and abilities you need to handle these birds - and the conservation work being done to help them.  There are 14 centres to choose from on this bird handling and bird flying experience, and expert advice & tuition on hand. 
Go to Virgin Experience Days for more info and to buy this gift.  
There's also a  Falconry Taster on offer for only £19.50 with 7 locations available! 

Birds of Prey Experience in the West Midlands Birds of Prey Experience in the West Midlands
This centre has been running for over 20 years so it has lots of experience in providing hands-on bird displays and flying experiences.  After tea & coffee, there's a brief introduction to the centre's work and a tour.  Meet and interact with Harris Hawks, Barn Owls, Buzzards and Eagle Owls, learning their individual habits, hunting behaviour, and characteristics, before being introduced to the basics of falconry. Then, you’ll have an opportunity to fly a bird to your hand, wearing the protective gauntlet and with an instructor close by.  £67.  Click here to go to Buy a Gift
 

In all instances, please check the key info/notes before you buy and also do a final check that the locations of these owl experience days is right for you on the relevant site you click through to from here.  We are not responsible for any change in venues. Thank you.