Limited opening for general admission: Sunday 30th October 2016 only.
NOVEMBER 2016 – FEBRUARY 2017 – BOOKED EXPERIENCES ONLY; NO GENERAL ADMISSION OPENING
Pre-booked experiences can be arranged for any weekend or weekday: handling, flying, ‘mini-experiences’, half day experiences & Lantra training!
FULL DAYS HUNTING: SATURDAY 19TH NOVEMBER, SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER, SATURDAY 21ST JANUARY 2017, SATURDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2017. MINIMUM GROUP OF 4.
General Opening Times:
SELECTED SUNDAYS ONLY; FROM AUGUST 2016. NO GENERAL OPENING NOVEMBER 2016 – FEBRUARY 2017
10 am -5 pm (Last admittance 4 pm)
FROM APRIL 1st 2016: LIMITED TO SELECTED SUNDAYS 2016 ONLY
General Admission £8 adult, £5 child 3 – 12, £23 family (2 adults+2 children)
Under 3 free
Wander around the park at your leisure & view the birds in their enclosures.
Guided Tours: £12 adult, £7 child 3 – 12, £33 family (2 adults+2 children)
Under 3 free
One hour guided tours (11am & 2pm) with a member of staff who will guide you around the park detailing the types of birds, their origins, character traits & answer any questions you may have MINIMUM GROUP SIZE OF 4
Night Tours: £12 adult, £7 child 3 – 12, £33 family (2 adults+2 children)
Under 3 free Saturday 7pm Nov – March. MINIMUM GROUP SIZE OF 4, BOOKING REQUIRED!
Experience the park in a completely different different way! The night belongs to the owls; enjoy seeing & hearing them as they wake up and enjoy the dark! Not to be missed…
VOUCHERS AVAILABLE FOR 5 DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES & VALID FOR 12 MONTHS:
Ring 01538 754784 after 6.30pm or any time over the week-end & buy over the phone.
PLEASE NOTE: once purchased, vouchers are not refundable.
Bird Handling Experience: £30 per hour
A chance to spend some time handling a variety of birds and owls learn a little about each species.
Bird Flying: £50 per hour
Take one of our trained hawks into the surrounding woods where an experienced member of staff will teach you how to fly & work the bird in its natural environment.
‘Mini-Experience’: £35 approx 2 hours. Minimum group size of 2.
Choose this for a taster experience of falconry – meet a variety of birds of prey up close, learn about their husbandry & have a go at interactive bird flying.
Half Day Experience: £100
We will take you behind the scenes to experience the day to day running of the park, and teach you the basics of falconry. You will then have the chance to spend some time handling a variety of birds and owls. Finally you will take one of our trained hawks into the surrounding woods to fly the bird in a natural environment.
Full day Hunting Experience: £125 including pub lunch
An exciting full day’s hunting in the beautiful Churnet Valley. After some basic training, we will head off into the valley after our chosen quarry with highly trained hawks. Following a well earned stop for some lunch at the local pub which boasts an award winning lunch, the hunt will continue until dusk approaches! Definitely not for the faint hearted!
Falconry Training: POA
Bespoke falconry training on a one to one basis or for small groups.
Lantra Training: £595
See separate page for details.
School Visits: POA
We can bring our birds to your school for educational visits, or arrange for your class to visit the centre.
Shows & Displays: POA
We can bring our birds to your show or special event as a static/handling display, or a full flying display (space & weather permitting)
Parties: £10 per head (minimum 10)
For an unusual event why not book a Birthday party here at the centre? As part of our Birthday party package the children will get a tour of the park and spend time handling some of our owls, hawks and falcons. Price includes soft drink & snacks.
Pigeon Clearance: POA
We can bring hawks and falcons to clear problem pigeons from infested areas as an environmentally friendly pest control alternative.**Please note
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times whilst in the park.
Family ticket consists of 2 adults, 2 children.
Due to the geographical nature of the valley, our park & guided tours are not suitable for wheelchair/pushchair access. However the gift shop & lower ground is accessible.
All activities (except general admission) must be pre-booked to ensure availability. For all group visits , birthday parties & outside events, a 20% non-returnable deposit is required at the time of booking. Cancellation less than 30 days before visit or event will result in full balance being due.