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 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. Look out too for special displays after dark at Halloween and Christmas.

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? Daily most afternoons Easter to October, this experience would make a great gift too. Find out more.

This Christmas, come to an Owls By Moonlight evening. Enjoy our magnificent owls flying in the illuminated gardens after dark. Includes supper and a talk by the Centre staff.

One of our owls on our family day out in cumbria Our owl demonstration - a top family attraction in Lake District

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, a partnership beginning from 7th May 2015. View the 15th April 2015 press release and pictures.