Experience us in Essex

If you have a passion or interest in birds of prey and would love to get upclose and personal with these incredible birds - one of our experience days will be  right for you! This is a great chance to handle and fly some amazing species of birds of prey and to ask our friendly and knowledgable handlers any questions you may have about the birds in the wild.

Where are we?

In Essex, we offer our experience sessions at Hadleigh Farm Estate (SS7 2AP).

All of our experiences are strictly run by 

appointment only, so to book, please call our bookings team on 01268 944023.

Click on one of our experiences to find out more, or scoll down!

 

What we offer

 
The Owl Experience

Owls are seen to have an aura of mystery surrounding them. Whilst some are best known for their nocturnal habits, others are known for their hunting techniques and sheer size and power.

Over this 90 minute experience, you will have the opportunity to handle, fly and work with a variety of species of owls such as the iconic Barn Owl and the impressive Verreaux's Eagle Owl* and learn about a small handful of the 200+ species of owls around the globe.

Our owl experience is limited to just 4 guests at a time to allow each guest to enjoy the full experience with our owls and to feel comfortable asking questions to the team guiding you throughout the session.

Sound good? Let us get a voucher to you! We sell our voucher for one or two participants.

One Participant
£49.00
Two Participant
£69.00
1/1
Duration: 90 Minutes
Average Group Size: 4 - Minimum age: 13
Available throughout the year
Rebooked if the weather forecast is bad 24hr before.
Voucher is valid for 8 months from purchase

All of our experience vouchers are valid for 8 months from purchase. Terms and Conditions Apply.

 
The Bird of Prey Experience

Birds of prey have a sense of power around them, they are perfectly adapted predators and it is a real privilage to be able to handle such creatures. 

On this two and a half hour experience, you will have the oppertunity to handle, fly and work with species such as a Kestrel, Harris' Hawk and a couple of species of owl. This experience is for those who wish to fly other species of birds rather than just owls.

Our bird of prey experience is limited to just 4 guests at a time to allow each guest to enjoy the full experience with our owls and to feel comfortable asking questions to the team guiding you throughout the session.

Sound good? Let us get a voucher to you! We sell our voucher for one or two participants.

One Participant
£49.00
Two Participant
£69.00
1/3
Duration: 2.5 Hours
Average Group Size: 4 - Minimum age: 13
Available throughout the year
Rebooked if the weather forecast is bad 24hr before.
Voucher is valid for 8 months from purchase

All of our experience vouchers are valid for 8 months from purchase. Terms and Conditions Apply.

 
The Family Owl Experience

Our Family Owl Experience is the perfect way for you and your family to spend time together and have an enjoyable day.

This 90 minute experience, is tailored to suit all generations of the family and allows everybody to handle, fly and learn about our owls in this private experience session.

The Family Owl Experience is a private experience and is sold for 4 participants, however we additional participants can be added for a small fee.

Sound good? Let us get a voucher to you! We sell our voucher for one or two participants.

Four Participants
£89.00
Extra Participant
£20.00

All of our experience vouchers are valid for 8 months from purchase. Terms and Conditions Apply.

1/4
Duration: 90 minutes
Minimum age: 7
Available throughout the year
Rebooked if the weather forecast is bad 24hr before.
Voucher is valid for 8 months from purchase
 
The Hawk Walk

The Hawk Walk is what we consider to be the introductory experience into the world of birds of prey.

 

Over this short 45 minute experience, you will have the opportunity to fly and handle our Harris' Hawk. You will take our Harris' Hawk around our walk as he follows on in the trees above and periodically coming down to the gauntlet.

 

Sound good? Let us get a voucher to you! We sell our voucher for one or two participants.

One Participant
£29.00
Two Participants
£45.00

All of our experience vouchers are valid for 8 months from purchase. Terms and Conditions Apply.

1/2
Duration: 45 minutes
Average Group Size: 2 - Minimum age: 13
Available throughout the year
Rebooked if the weather forecast is bad 24hr before.
Voucher is valid for 8 months from purchase

Frequently asked questions

Experiences

How do I recieve my voucher?


Your voucher will be put in the post within 1 - 3 working days and will be sent 1st class. Forgotten a birthday and need a voucher you can print? Once you have placed your order call us on ‭01268 944023‬ or email us at info@owldisplays.co.uk and we will email you a voucher as soon as possible!




How can I purchase my voucher?


You can purchase your voucher directly on our website, or call us on ‭01268 944023‬ to speak with a member of our bookings team.




I have a voucher, how do I book?


You can either email us at info@owldisplays.co.uk or you can call us on ‭01268 944023‬ to speak with a member of our bookings team. Make sure to include all of your voucher details in your email, or have them to hand when you call us!




The weather looks like it is going to be bad, will my experience still go ahead?


During the day prior to your experience, we closely monitor the weather to see how your day may be effected. If the weather is looking poor, we will call you as soon as we have made a decision about if we will go ahead or not - you are welcome to call us on ‭01268 944023‬ if you have not heard from us but would like reassurance as to what is happening.




Where is my experience going to be?


We currently have two sites for our experiences, one site in Kent, another in Essex. Our Kent site is at The Hop Farm Family Park (TN12 6PY). Our Essex site is at Hadleigh Farm Estate (SS7 2AP). Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are unsure where your experience will take place - we will usually ask you at time of booking where you would like to participate in one of our experiences.




I need to change my experience date, can you help?


Any bookings that are cancelled or changed within 7 days prior to the experience date may be subject to a rebooking fee - please call our team on ‭01268 944023‬ or email us at info@owldisplays.co.uk as soon as you feel you need to change your experiences date.





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