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Awesome Owls and Fantastic Falconry at Hartlebury Castle

Hartlebury Published Friday, 10th August 2018

Visitors can get up close to a fantastic host of birds of prey and watch them soar over the castle in a day packed with family fun and activities this Bank Holiday Monday.

The Falconry Centre will be bringing a variety of birds for visitors to see and watch flying in the castle grounds including a Harris Hawk, Bald Eagle and Peregrine Falcon.

Visitors can also meet rescued owls from Chelmarsh Rescue including a little owl and barn owl and the RSPB will be at the castle with plenty of information about birds and nature.

Children can also make an owl mobile, decorate their own miniature bird house to take home and follow the castle explorer trail. Families can also try their hand at archery with archer Rod.

From 28 to 30 August the County Museum at Hartlebury Castle carries on the bird theme with a Feathered Friends activity week.

County museum events officer, Pippa Ashmore, said: "It's amazing to see birds of prey soaring over the castle.  It's the perfect round up to a gorgeous summer and a great opportunity for visitors to explore the Castle and its historic grounds too."As well as enjoying Awesome Owls and Fantastic Falconry, visitors can explore the new developments at Hartlebury Castle including marveling at talking portraits, promenading the Long Gallery and following in the footsteps of royalty as they stroll around the moat on a new walk revealing the grounds for the very first time, as w

ell as visiting the brand new Café and toddlers play area.

For a full programme of what’s on at Hartlebury Castle call 01299 250416 or visit www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk