Fly an Owl


If you would like to get really up close and spend some quality time with our owls you can arrange a place on one of our flying experience. We offer both a group taster session and a private experience, keep reading for more details on how to join in the fun!


Private Owl Flying Experience

*Pre-booking essential*

Private Flying Experience

  Adults £40 | Children £20* | Family £99** | Spectator £10

Buy a Voucher


  • Privately booked, so fly solo or with family/friends
  • Fly 3 different species of owl
  • 90 minutes flying time
  • Includes entrance into Picton Castle Gardens & The Secret Owl Garden
  • Includes a hot or cold drink afterwards
  • Includes free photos of you flying the owls


Our private owl experiences of flying fun where you will get to fly three different species of owl through the beautiful woodland gardens. The experience is completely private so you can spend maximum time enjoying your time with the owls and means we can completely tailor the experiences to individual requirements. Just let us know when you book if there is any additional support you need while you're with us.  

You will fly a small, medium and a large owl so that you can get to feel the difference in weight, see their different styles of flight and hear the different noises that they make. Even our really big owls are super friendly so that they can be flown by the smallest of people. During your experience there will be plenty of photo opportunities as you call the owls down to your gloved hand as many times as you like. 

This popular experience is well suited for anyone with a love of owls. Flying owls at a very young age is a great way to give children a love of birds of prey for the rest of their lives; you’ll be surprised as to how much they remember about their favourite bird!

*Children must be accompanied by a full paying adult. Under 5's are welcome to have a go free of charge with their group.

** Family tickets are two adults and two children


Buy a Voucher

Group Taster Sessions

Fly an Owl - Groups

Adults - £20 | Children - £17

  • Fly an owl to your glove
  • Includes entrance into Picton Castle Gardens & The Secret Owl Garden
  • Please ask in the shop on arrival for daily running times
  • Max 10 people per session.
  • Mixed family/party groups


Our group taster sessions are perfect for when you'd like to have an up close encounter but don't have the time for a full private experience. These 30 minute sessions are a great introduction to flying owls and give you an opportunity to have them fly to your arm. The sessions take place on the main lawn in front of the castle, so don’t forget to bring your camera as there will be lots of opportunities to get some great photos. You will take it in turns to have the owls fly from the castle wall to your gloved hand.


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The Secret Owl Garden
Picton Castle
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SA62 4AS

Opening Times

Daily: 10am to 5:00pm

Tel: 01437 751725

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