Winter Owl Evenings in 2016/2017
Winter Owl Evenings in 2016/2017
The early Owl Evenings in Jan and Feb 2016 are now full which is great news for us, although perhaps not for you. (incidentally we don't do them after February because the owls breeding). The January and February dates make a fantastic Christmas Present to give someone.
Our Owl Evenings are a wonderful treat, experience a very special evening with owls at the ICBP. Starting with a guided tour by torchlight, where the owls look alert and awake - very different from as you see them during the day.
After the tour warm up with a hog roast and mulled wine or hot apple juice (vegetarian option available). This is followed by a flying demonstration of small owls which takes place in the Indoor Flying area with special low level lighting.
Finally we end the evening with owls free flying in their natural element – outside in the flying field with special underground low level lighting with the owls glimmering through the lights as they cross the flying ground, or the Barn Owl hovering over a light - amazing. An added treat may be to watch the staff fall into the two new ponds in the flying ground - no laughing please!!!
The Owl Evenings are ticketed only, and places are limited The experience starts at 7.00pm and ends at about 9.15pm. Tickets are £28.00 for adults. At the risk of upsetting people, this is not an evening for small children, the tour is too long for them, it is cold and when they start being noisy it spoils it for everyone else, so I am going to say that any children coming have to be eight years old or more.
The cost for children (8 - 12 years) is £20.00, younger than that and I think you should leave them at home - sorry! Over 12 and they eat the same as an adult (if not more!) and so pay the same!!!
The price includes the food and drink, entry, guided tour and two flying demonstrations, one inside and one outside. Wear warm sensible clothes and bring a torch.
The numbers are limited, so once they have been reached that evening will be unavailable
To book tickets Tel. 01531 820286.
The dates for November and December 2016 are:
November 2016 - 5th, 12th sold out, 19th, 26th sold out - all Saturdays
December 2016 - 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd all Fridays.
The January 2017 Dates are; Jan 20th sold out, 27th still six places left due to a cancellation
February 2017 Valentines Evening is 11th sold out
However in 2017 we are doing a special on the 14th which is a Tuesday and the cost is a little more as we make it very valentinesiii!! Start with a glass of Champagne and a valentines chocolate and maybe see owls in love. This evening is £35 per person as opposed to £28.
What an amazing Christmas present or a Valentines present for someone you love.
If you would like to buy a ticket now you can do so on PayPal - BUT!!!!!! Remember even if you have a ticket you must PHONE TO BOOK as places are limited. We need to know which day you are coming, you can phone and pay with a card and book at the same time, at the moment you can't book online we hope to change this soon, so remember to phone with the date you would like. Word of warning, the days booked up very fast last year and early this year, so don't leave it too late.
Neil Forbs from Great Western Exotic Vets
International Centre For Birds of Prey
Present the perfect course for raptor keepers, falconers, zoos keepers, demonstrators, educationalists in raptor understanding and owl keepers.
‘Management of birds of prey for health and longevity’
One Day Course
Presented by Neil A Forbes DipECZM(avian) FRCVS RCVS and European Specialist in Bird Medicine
Two dates available
Sunday February 5th 2017
Saturday April 1st 2017
0900h – 1630h
At: International Centre for Birds of Prey
Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1JJ
Cost £85 for one day
Includes lunch, refreshments + comprehensive A4 course notes
Please phone to book at: 01531 820286