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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!

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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
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Child / Adult / Carer £11.00 £10.00

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Trumpeter Hornbill

Bycanistes bucinator

Hornbills belong to the family ‘Bucerotidae’ and there are over 50 species found in Africa and Asia.



Size: 50 - 55cm
Weight: Male – 607 - 941g, Female – 452 - 670g



These hornbills are found in southeast Africa and mainly live in wooded areas, including deciduous forests and mangroves.



Hornbills are omnivores, they have a varied diet including plants and fruits as well as frogs, reptiles, crabs and small birds. They swallow food whole and then regurgitate the indigestible parts later.



During nesting, the female will seal herself into a hole in a tree with a gap just big enough for her beak. She will lay between 1 to 5 eggs and the male will feed her while she incubates them. The eggs hatch after around 30 days.



The trumpeter hornbill is not classed as endangered as they have a large range and the population appears stable.

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