Birds of Prey

Lightwater Bird of Prey centre is open when the theme park is open and in addition, offers a unique range of falconry attractions including Hawk Walks and Owl Experiences. Click to book one of our Bird of Prey experiences.

Located within a purpose built complex, we're home to over 35 amazing raptors including Owls, Falcons, Eagles and Hawks. There are also Rheas, snakes, rabbits and new for 2018 our cute Prairie Marmots!

As well as having the opportunity to see how these amazing birds are trained and handled and to learn about every aspect of their daily lives, guests have the chance to watch dramatic flying shows every day during theme park opening hours. Additional flying shows and animal encounters are available from mid July- early September and guests can also have their photo taken holding one of these amazing birds.

Hawk Walks

Duration: Approximately one hour

Start your experience by meeting the falconer and your feathered companion with a brief tutorial on the bird, equipment and handling. Then it's off into the countryside to stroll through woods and open fields with the bird flying alongside as your companion! Photo opportunities are available along the way so be sure to bring along your camera!

We take a maximum of 4 people per Hawk Walk, making it a more personal experience ...Great as a gift or for couples! Sturdy footwear and clothing are also recommended!

Our Hawk walks run from the beginning of November until the end of February. Once you've booked your chosen package online, we will contact you directly to arrange a convenient date and time for your Falconry experience to take place.

Owl Experiences

Duration: Approximately one hour

Meet and handle our owls. This is a chance to get hands-on with these stunning birds. Owl Experiences are held all year round with pre- booking required. The experiences can take place indoors if necessary so our great British weather won't spoil your fun.

Once you've booked your Owl experience online, we will contact you directly to arrange a convenient date and time for your Falconry experience to take place. Spectators are welcome with a small entry fee of £5.00 per spectator.

Entry to the Bird of Prey centre is included with your theme park admission ticket, with the exception of any special packages (such as hawk walks and owl experiences).

With our enthusiastic, friendly and hands-on approach we aim to capture the public's imagination and give them a magical experience that will remain in their thoughts long after the day is over!

The centre offers an amazing experience which the whole family will enjoy.

The centre is also completely wheelchair friendly and suitable for visitors of all ages.


* Please note entry to Falconry Centre only when theme park is open is available from 3pm onwards only. 


Ride Type

  • Animal Encounters


We open again on 28 March 2018