Bird Training Experiences
Marvel at the wonder of flight close-up, and be amazed by the special bond these beautiful animals share with their trainers. A fascinating experience not to be missed.
Join our bird trainers and find out more about the feathered stars of our Birds of the World Display!
Fly a Barn Owl
Are you brave enough to hold and fly this precision predator?
These unique experiences are available during weekends (Easter to 1st September) and holidays (February to October).
We can't take advance bookings for these experiences, so you'll need to visit us in the Amazonia Gift Shop when you arrive at the zoo. Spaces are limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Fly a Barn Owl is just £10 per person and can only be booked on arrival at the zoo. The experience is suitable for anyone over the age of 7.
Availability may be subject to time of year and weather conditions. Because nature is unpredictable and the welfare of our animals is paramount, routines and itineraries may be adjusted without notice.
Bird Trainer Experience
Ever wondered how we train our birds to take part in the display? Well, why not join our trainers as they care for birds big and small. You'll be taken behind the scenes of the Bird arena, where you'll be assisting our trainers in getting ready for the day ahead. After a crash course in animal training, you'll be able to try your hand at flying some of our magnificent birds!
Your experience packages also includes entry to the zoo, a parking pass, drink and biscuits voucher, guidebook, certificate, mug, key ring, pen, car sticker, badge pin and a voucher for 10% off in our gift shops.
This experience is suitable for anyone aged 12 years and over, anyone under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by a supervising adult (included in the price). You will be working with our trainers from 9.30am to 12.00pm.
After purchasing your vouchers, please call us to book a date for the experience. If you would like to bring a friend with you for the day, they can purchase an observer ticket for the special rate of £10. Please note, observers are not allowed to participate in any experiences and will not be allowed in any non-public areas.
Voucher are valid for 12 months from date of purchase. This experience is not available during weekends.
Alternatively, you can buy in person by visiting reception or by calling 01253 830801.
Because nature is unpredictable and the welfare of our animals is paramount, routines and itineraries may be adjusted without notice.