Involved in breeding and conservation this centre has unusual reptiles, raptors, owls and a chance to become a falconer for the day!
Crow Lane, Ringwood, BH24 3EA
Tel: 01425 476487
Animals, Birthdays, Gardens and Open Spaces, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on family of 4)
Planning great family days out in Hampshire should definitely include the very interesting Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre near Ringwood, on the Hampshire Dorset border close to the New Forest. Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre is named after Liberty, the Alaskan Bald Eagle, one of the many birds of prey on display at the Centre. The Centre is involved in many breeding and conservation projects with other centres and zoos, both in the UK and abroad. Children will be fascinated by the large collection of reptiles, such as the Bearded Dragon, Emperor’s Scorpion, Chilean Rose Tarantula and many more.
During the summer school holidays daily Reptile Shows are held, featuring resident reptiles and creepy crawlies, and you can get very close up and personal with them! Families can observe the magnificent raptors, such as the Alaskan Bald Eagle, Ferruginous Hawk, Hooded Vulture and Kestrel. There is also a wonderful array of Owls, and all of these birds can be seen either indoor or outdoor in fascinating flying demonstrations. Children over 10 years old can enjoy a Falconry Experience Flying Day and become a falconer for the day! They will get an insight into the everyday care and management of Birds of Prey, as well as experiencing the early stages of handling, manning and training the birds. They will also be given the opportunity to fly various hawks, owls and vultures, and for those over the age of 16 years old, the thrill of handling an eagle! The Centre will supply you with everything that you will need for your day, although they do suggest appropriate footwear for walking outdoors in an open field. And don’t forget your camera! Please see the website for all the details.
Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre is also a great place to have a birthday party, which will include a Bird Of Prey Show and a Reptile Display in the package. The birthday child will even have the opportunity to hold an owl! There is a small cafe on site, as well as picnic tables should you wish to take your own refreshments. All in all, this attraction provides a wonderful day out for everyone.