Stowmarket April’20

New Season Up and Flying At The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary!

As the weather improves and the nights draw out, creatures everywhere are energised and preparing for another busy year ahead!

Certainly, the staff and birds of the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary are shrugging off winter and looking forward to a new season of awesome flying displays.
Over the last year, accommodation for the centre birds has been expanded and developed in order to welcome more visitors, young and old, to the world of owls and other birds of prey.
The new facility, known as S.O.S.2, incorporates impressive new species specific aviaries housing golden eagles, red kites, peregrine falcons, buzzards, Mackinders owls and many of the native owl species with some new, colourful indoor presentation space, wildlife information hub, party room and toilet facilities.
In partnership with local Prickles Hedgehog Rescue, a hedgehog rehabilitation cabin has also been established with secure outside space for recovering patients.
Flying displays resume at the sanctuary on Saturday 4th. April at 11.30a.m., 1.30p.m. and 3.30p.m. A different selection of birds takes part in each display, so bring a picnic and enjoy a whole day in the company of our birds!
The Woodland Walk is always at its prettiest at Easter and visitors will find the red squirrels, meerkats and ferrets located here amongst the spring flowers, bug hotels, ladybird houses and butterfly feeders.
The popular annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place between Monday 6th. April and Monday 13th. April – when children discover an artificial egg concealed around the site they can swap it at reception for a chocolate one (dairy free option available).
Meerkat feeding sessions with an informative talk take place twice daily, at 11.00a.m. and 3.00p.m. and individual close encounters with these cheeky creatures can be booked in advance with the admin. team or reception staff.
The owl sanctuary strives to offer access to all and to that end paths are tarmac and level, picnic tables accommodate wheelchairs and the children’s play area boasts double width slide, multi person swing and wheelchair friendly roundabout.
There is a quiet, relaxing sensory garden with wildflower borders, tactile sculptural seating and water feature and an indoor interactive Discovery Centre. Disabled parking bays are located at the front door.
The unique owlie gift shop offers a myriad of pertinent souvenirs as well as pocket money toys and there is a restaurant within a few yards of the sanctuary.
For further details please ‘phone 0345 680 7897 or email info@owl-help.org.uk