Important Notice

Please be aware that due to construction work our main catering outlets are currently closed for some exciting development work.  However, a limited menu is available from our smaller take away outlets and some sheltered seating near the entrance. We will soon be reopening a table seated pizzeria and a locally sourced all day menu café. Keep an eye on our social media for the latest updates!

Admission Prices Inc. Donation Exc. Donation
Adult £22.00 £20.00
Children (3-15 Years) £16.50 £15.00
Under 3's £1.10 £1.00
Concession (Senior 65+/Student) £19.25 £17.50
Registered Disabled    
Child / Adult / Carer £11.00 £10.00

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Great Grey Owl

Strix nebulosa lapponica

The great grey owl is classed as an ‘earless owl’ and is closely related to other owls such as the Ural owl and the tawny owl. They have the largest facial disc of any owl!



Size: 59 - 69cm
Weight: Male - 0.8 - 1.2kg, Female - 0.9 - 1.7kg



They inhabit coniferous forests of northern Europe and North America. They are very difficult to spot as they easily blend into their surroundings.



They prey mainly on shrews and voles, but occasionally take frogs and small to medium sized birds.



Around 2 to 5 eggs are usually laid from mid-April to mid-May. The female incubates her eggs for 30 days and the chicks may leave the nest at 4 weeks old.



Great grey owls are not endangered in the wild as their population is very large and has a very wide range.

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