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Saturday 20th December, 2014

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The World Owl Centre

Muncaster Castle  The World Owl Centre

Where Wildlife Conservation and Captive Breeding come together in wonderful Lakeland Scenery

The Trust’s Owl Centre is based in the beautiful wooded gardens of historic Muncaster Castle and every year we welcome over 70,000 visitors to see one of the most comprehensive owl collections in existence.

Here you will see over 200 owls from over 50 different species and sub-species (some not commonly found in other collections) ranging from the biggest owl in the world - the European Eagle Owl - to the tiny Pygmy and Scops Owls.

Attractions at The Owl Centre include:
See all of the British owl species living communally in the unique LAYBOURNE AVIARY and test your powers of observation
Closed circuit TV in our OBSERVATION UNIT enables you to see owls on their nests and rearing their young in the breeding season
“MEET THE BIRDS” (25th March - 3rd November 2012) - daily on the Castle lawn at 2.30pm - your opportunity to see the birds at close quarters and take that special photograph. Some birds are flown free (weather permitting)
“CONSERVATION IN ACTION” exhibition - pictures, information and displays. Continuous owl videos play all day
OWL TOURS - learn more about owls and the work of the Trust on a guided tour - suitable for school and adult parties (must be pre-booked, ring 01229 717393)
WILDFLOWER MEADOW - learn how it is managed and how you can make one at home
WILDLIFE POND - feed the ducks with our specialist food and support our work with owls at the same time
HERON HAPPY HOUR - every afternoon at 4.00pm - see the impressive spectacle of wild Herons being called down to feed by the Castle
CREEPING KATE’S KITCHEN - is open from 10.30am to 5.30pm*. Your menu choice will be freshly prepared and individually cooked to order.Please note that last orders for meals is approximately 4.30pm, with cakes, coffee and tea available until 5.30pm
* The Café may close a 5.00pm on quiet days
FRIENDLY STAFF - always willing to answer your questions
HIMALAYAN GARDENS - featuring many specimens rarely seen in the West. Along with Europe’s oldest leading collection of rhododendrons
MUNCASTER MEADOWVOLE MAZE - Where the secret of wildlife makes for a wild experience, and you'll also have the chance to meet Max MeadowVole
Bed and breakfast accommodation in the Castle grounds. See for details and prices.
DISABLED ACCESS - Please see Muncaster website or telephone 01228 717614 for further information, but good facilities and reasonable access on a difficult and hilly site
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The World Owl Trust is a member of BIAZA
The World Owl Trust is a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA). The Trust relies on a dedicated membership, visitors, donations and legacies.
The World Owl Trust is a member of EAZA
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