Hawk & Owl Centre

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The Hawk & Owl Centre within the gardens of Muncaster Castle is open daily mid-Feb to Dec 23rd inclusive, a memorable part of a great family day out in Cumbria.

It comprises the Centre itself and its bird collection, together with sensational bird of prey flying displays twice daily in the main season, once daily in low season, plus wild heron feed. These are all included in the price of your Gardens ticket; a great value day out with the kids or for groups.

It also provides an umbrella organisation for our wider Conservation Matters projects both right at home here in the Castle’s gardens and out on the estate as well as in the wider world in association with our conservation partners.

The Hawk & Owl Centre is run in association with the internationally-acclaimed Hawk Conservancy Trust and through them we partner birdlife conservation projects worldwide.

 PLEASE NOTE that no dogs are allowed in the Hawk & Owl Centre which includes the Old Rose Garden arena (assistance dog handlers – please contact us for advice) but are welcome in the Owl Garden Tearoom, at the entrance to the Centre. Dogs and their owners may watch the bird displays on the Meadow from the designated viewing area. Dogs are very welcome elsewhere in the gardens including the wild heron feed from the Cannon Bank but must be kept on a lead.

LOVE our Centre birds? Then find out more about being an adopter to support our work and see the Adopters Roll of Honour (updated monthly). Or how about a Hawk Walk? Run daily most afternoons, a Hawk Walk voucher would make a great gift too. You can also enjoy our ‘Help A Hoodie’ experience to meet one of our lovely hooded vultures and help fund work to protect these much-misunderstood birds, daily most afternoons.

Muncaster Hawk & Owl CentreSky Hunters bird of prey display
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In 2015, Muncaster Castle were pleased to announce the start of a new chapter in Muncaster’s conservation work with owls and other birds of prey together with the Hawk Conservancy Trust, an association beginning from 7th May. View the 15th April 2015 press release and pictures.