Owl encounter

Are you crazy about owls?!

For all you owl lovers, this is truly the experience day for you!

 Starting with a guided tour of all our owls, you will then be able to meet and greet some of the cutest birds of the bird of prey world. From some of the smallest to the very largest,  you will have to chance to handle and fly a variety of owls and learn about their environment, habitat and conservation projects helping to protect them in the wild. There will be several photograph opportunities for you to capture your memories to take home with you of your time at the centre.


Our owl encounters take place throughout the year.

Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The age limit: 9 years of age and above.

This experience is not suitable for any persons under the age of 9, please make sure you check the terms and conditions before purchasing.


Please note: All of our vouchers are now sent via email within 24 hours so keep an eye out for them and always check your spam boxes!

This experience can be purchased as a gift voucher that is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.


All equipment will be provided for your experience, but please remember to bring or wear suitable clothing and footwear according to the time of year.

Finally, don't forget to bring your camera in order to capture your memorable day...


Duration: 2 hours

Time: 1-3pm


Per person: £49 per participant

£12.50 per non-participating guest



Is distance an issue? Owl Encounters are also available from our friends in Maidstone, Kent. Check their website:


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Terms and conditions

All of our experience days are weather permitting and Imperial reserve the right to cancel experience days if the weather conditions are unsuitable for flying.

We pride ourselves on our amazing experience days, the only thing we can’t control is the weather! If the weather is looking bad on the day, we will call you on the contact number provided to us. (This could be as early as 9am on the day of your experience so please keep your phones on!)


If you are worried about your experience day not going ahead as planned, you can always call us on the office phone and someone will be happy to speak with you. If your day is cancelled due to weather, we will re-book you onto the earliest convenient slot, this can be whenever is best for you.


Please remember that weekends are always best booked as far in advance as possible!

Please make sure you read the age limits before purchasing any experience days.

If more then 15 minutes late for the scheduled booking you will not be able to complete you experience that day, additionally if the correct paperwork is not shown on the day of the booking, it will also result in the experience being re-scheduled.


We ask that all participants please let us know in advance if there are any medical conditions or disabilities that we may need to be aware of. (Barleylands has full disabled access and we can accommodate for most medical conditions on our experience days). We will always have client safety in mind during all activities.