If you would like to really get up close and spend some quality time with our owls you can arrange a place on one of our flying experiences. We offer both group taster sessions and private experiences, keep reading for more details on how to join in the fun!
Private Owl Flying Experience
Adults £45 | Children £25* | Family £125** | Spectator £10
- 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
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 (under 18)
How to Book
Our office is open weekdays 9am-5pm, where Amy will be happy to arrange your flying date by telephone 01437 751725 or if you'd like to email us you can send your preferred dates to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will check the diary and get back to you as soon as possible.
If you'd like to purchase an experience as a gift, please follow the link below which will take you to our e-voucher system. These vouchers are printable, valid for one year and can be redeemed by the recipient by telephoning or emailing the office with their preferred date.
Group Taster Sessions
£10 per person*
- Fly an owl to your glove for 30 minutes
- Please ask in the shop on arrival for availability & to book
- Max 10 people per session
- Mixed family/party groups
- *This price is in addition to entrance into Picton Castle Gardens & The Secret Owl Garden
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 take turns having them fly to your arm. The sessions take place in the centre, so don’t forget to bring your camera as there will be lots of opportunities to get some great photos.