See baby owls in the wild and learn all about them at this fun family event. Expert ornithologist Jack Ashton-Booth leads this wild safari.
The event begins in wildlife artist Robert E Fuller's studio where you will watch barn owlets via secret cameras hidden inside their nests. Watch them squabble with their siblings over scraps or snuggle up for a snooze as they wait for the parent birds to visit the nest. Jack will teach you the difference between Britain's different owl species and encourage the children to sketch their favourite in pencil.
Then you will go for a walk into a beautiful Wolds valley to point out baby tawny owls perching in the tree canopy. Sometimes there are up to 10 tawny owlets in this valley but they are so well hidden in the leaves it is difficult to spot them without an expert. Once you have found them you can take turns to see them blinking down at you via a telescope.
Afterwards you will return to the gallery to dissect owl pellets and examine their feathers.
You will be going outside for part of this event and will need to be dressed accordingly. Strong, sturdy footwear is essential for walking into the valley - wellies if it is wet - and a sunhat/suncream/fleece or raincoat depending on the weather.
Also please note children must be accompanied by an adult. And adults must purchase a ticket.