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The Barn Owl Centre

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Address: Netheridge Farm Netheridge Close | Hempsted, Gloucester GL2 5LE, England
Phone Number:
+44 1452 383999
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00

Due to on going development, we are only open to the public by booking...

Due to on going development, we are only open to the public by booking only, bookings relate to a number of Owl & Bird of Prey Experiences we do, which includes Photography Days. Please visit our website for further details, times & cost.

For anyone visiting us to purchase an Owl Nest Box or Gift Vouchers, please give us a call before setting off.

Please note that the Barn Owl Centre is a Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre as well as an Owl Conservation Centre.

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The Barn Owl Centre Photography Day - A real privilege

My partner bought a voucher for the photography day as a Christmas present for me. Knowing very little about the centre, I went along with an open mind and my partner as guest for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tina J
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner bought a voucher for the photography day as a Christmas present for me. Knowing very little about the centre, I went along with an open mind and my partner as guest for moral support (and to carry my photography gear!). I was a bit nervous wondering if I would be totally out of my depth as a keen... More 

Thank Tina J
Malvern, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We were bought an owl experience voucher as a gift. We weren't sure what to expect and informed on booking that they are not like falconry centres. We have two children, our youngest has special needs and this was also a concern for the visit. Our visit was fantastic from the moment we got there. Both our boys were loved... More 

1 Thank Malvern2016
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Being a keen amateur wild-life photographer and nature conservationisist I booked a place on one of the Centre’s Photograhy Days. Vince & Carl looked after us really well, emphasising both the plight of wild raptors & the much less publicised problems faced by unwanted captive-bred raptors in the UK. The Centre is a Charity , providng education to the public,... More 

1 Thank Caroline_Hooper
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Me and my son went for an owl flying experience there' ididnt realise they did it ingroups but luckily they were all nice people, first thing I was impressed with is that it's wheelchair accessible, only trouble is it is weather permitting , I can't state how helpful the staff was my son can't lift his arm very well so... More 

2 Thank mrsg005
Pickering, United Kingdom
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632 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is probably the only place in the UK I would visit to see captive birds. They work tirelessly day in day out to support the birds they look after. I booked a day with Vince and his team in early July and although the weather was difficult and the birds did not quite cooperate they still tried hard to... More 

Thank NaturesMoments
Bicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We did an Owl photography day in June. Vince was very knowledgable about the birds and we had opportunities to photograph a buzzard, two Eagie Owls, a Barn Owl and a Little Owl. The pace of the day was just right and we did not feel rushed. A lot of thought has gone into setting up shots and the birds... More 

Thank Claire O
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

Took my grandson for a hands on flying a bird of prey and he loved it. The staff were very well educated as to the various habits of the respective birds, which ranged from Harris Hawks to Kestrels and all manner of other exotic birds. Highlight came when my grandson was allowed to have some of the birds flown to... More 

Thank John M
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

I was initially a reluctant visitor to the Barn Owl centre, however I was surprised and found it an interesting day. The indoor display was particularly interesting

Thank MJWilsonGloucester
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

An amazing experience to work with birds of prey. The owner is a friendly chap, with lots of experience and knowledge about these birds. There are various owls, hawks, and buzzards. We were given protective gloves to wear and worked two harrier hawks, which flew around and landed on our wrists for a few founds. The we went inside to... More 

1 Thank gourmet961
Coulsdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

I booked an owl handling experience for my other half as she loves owls but it turned into a great day for both of us, the staff here are really friendly and do it out of a passion for looking after animals instead of just working for a wage in a commercial zoo. They explained the backstory for each owl... More 

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