Raptor Encounter

Come along for a personal encounter with some of the Centre’s raptors.

Available most days to a select few (a maximum of four participants);

  • meet one or two of our beautiful raptors, which could be owls, hawks or falcons or a vulture (in which case you also meet Betty the fibreglass sheep!)
  • observe the birds close up and see their feeding habits
  • find out from the bird team about the crucial role raptors have in the ecosystem and
  • have the birds fly to your fist for a photo opportunity.

Spectators (family and friends of participants ONLY) are welcome to watch the Encounter from the display arena seating area (no extra charge).

This encounter must be prebooked, is available most days Easter to mid-October at 3.15pm (subject to availability) and lasts around 30 minutes. Participants should meet at the Owl Garden Tearoom at the entrance to the Centre.

Participants can be adults or children aged 12-15.

Spectators require no supplementary ticket to attend but we would appreciate it if you could give your spectator numbers when booking.

Please note that children under 16, whether participating or spectating, must be accompanied by an adult present at the session.

Sorry, no dogs are allowed in the Centre, however well-behaved.

Open-dated Raptor Encounter vouchers (which include gardens entry for the day at a discounted rate) may be purchased online below.

Spectators accompanying participants only require valid general entry tickets, which may be purchased at a discount online.

Friends of Muncaster may obtain a discount off adult participant tickets equivalent to entry by using their membership reference in the promotional code field.

Your place on a Raptor Encounter – available most days from Easter to mid-October but subject to availability- must be prebooked with us by email or telephone (minimum 24 hours ahead please). Unbooked places will be available to visitors on the day.

Buy open-dated vouchers