Easter Fun

The recent Bank Holiday proved to be a fabulous weekend here at the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary!

The flying season officially began on the 31st March, and we couldn’t have asked for a better start to the 2007 season. Lots of people came to see us, taking advantage of the fine, warm weather which also provided us with perfect flying conditions for the three flying demonstrations that we staged each day of the holiday.

The flying team (both birds and falconers!) did themselves proud, with the birds executing many spectacular manoeuvres above the heads of the crowd.  One bird who flew particularly well was our young Snowy Owl, Loki, who wowed the crowds as he went - and then he WENT (literally), flying off over the golf course to delight some surprised golfers with an impromptu display before returning to us an hour or so later! 

Easter weekend saw the successful launch of our new entertainment for children, the “SOS SAFARI”. Just like a real Safari, the aim is to provide a special interactive project which ensures that all our young visitors get as much out of their day as possible by coming to know the many different birds of prey we have at the Centre. Equipped with their free copy of the special Safaris guide book, children are able to wend their way around the centre completing a series of fun tasks including some bird spotting, completing a rubber stamp collection, beak identification, untangling a maze and doing a spot of free-form drawing as they go. 

To celebrate the occasion we also had our EASTER EGG fact boards dotted around the centre, giving visitors many unusual and fascinating facts about the Easter tradition.  (So if you are ever in a situation where you might need to ‘phone-a-friend’ to complete a quiz on the subject, just give us a call!)

And of course we topped off the event with our popular EASTER EGG HUNT, for which we hid lots of decorated eggs around the centre for the children to find and exchange for chocolate ones. 

All-in-all it really was a fantastic weekend of family fun and a good time was had by all - we hope that all those who joined us had a wonderful time.

For those of you that didn’t manage to visit us over the Easter break, do remember that there will be other Bank Holidays throughout in year - with other events and activities laid on for all the family!  Please check out our
Events page for details.

And lastly, don’t forget our FREE KIDS Activity Adventures. The next one is all about
DINOSAURS and will take place on Saturday 28th April 2007.  Places on our Activity Adventures are FREE but please remember you must book in advance to ensure your place!  If you would like to find out about our other Activity Days,please click here for more information!