Open daily except Christmas and Boxing Days:
10am to 5:30pm (closes at 4:30pm November 2 to January 4; closed altogether January 5-February 5 2016) , last admission 1 hour before closure.
(additional children, each:
Free admission for one carer for each disabled visitor.
The Hawk Conservancy Trust is a visitor centre and conservation charity that works in the fields of conservation, education, rehabilitation and research of birds of prey.
If you have not yet witnessed the beauty and mystique of the Hawk Conservancy Trust, prepare yourselves for a truly unique day out. The Trust's park is set among 22 acres of stunning woodland and wildflower meadow. With over 50 species of birds of prey and other animals, visitors will have the opportunity to get close up and personal to the best that nature offers.
Daily flying demonstrations take place and give visitors a chance to see a variety of owls, kites, hawks, cultures and eagles flying in a natural setting. Each display is different to the last and will capture the imagination of those who attend. For those who wish to get up close and personal, there is the opportunity to hold a bird of prey or owl during your visit.
For younger visitors, there is the chance to have plenty of fresh air and exercise and the adventure playground is a popular destination for children. The raptor passport trail leads children round the Trust's park, discovering different bird of prey species, encouraging them to learn while having plenty of fun. In the summer months, a tractor takes the children around the perimeter of the 6.5 acres of wildflower meadow, a highlight for many.
Feathers Restaurant offers a wide selection of local and homemade produce and refreshments in unique surroundings.
The Hawk Conservancy Trust has a programme of events throughout the year, including the very popular 'Owls by Moonlight', and hosts a range of experience days for those wishing to get more involved with the wildlife.
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Free, with areas reserved for the disabled and vehicles with dogs.
Feathers restaurant, offering a wide range of hot and cold refreshments.
Adventure playground, toddler's play area, education centre and educational trails. Opportunity to hold bird of prey after flying displays. Duck and ferret races, and tractor and trailer rides during weekends & school holidays.
Good access throughout most of the grounds.
Special viewing points for wheelchair users at flying displays
Wheelchairs available free of charge.
No dogs permitted, but there are shaded areas in the car park set aside for vehicles containing dogs, and there is free access between grounds and car park.
Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.
Flying demonstrations daily: 11:30, 2:00, 3:45 (Summer only) - Note that each demonstration is different from the others. Flying times vary during winter season. Opportunity for adult visitors to `fly' a hawk after the 2:00 display. Children have the opportunity to hold a bird after the 12:00 and 3:30 sessions.
Vulture feeding: 11:30
Heron & wild bird feeding: end of day
Photographic days, at extra cost on selected dates.
Themed weekends on most bank holidays, exhibiting countryside activities.
Large woodland gardens.
Wild bird hide.
How To Get There:
From A34 north/south:
Turn west onto A303 towards Andover and Exeter. Continue on A303 past Andover, and turn left onto unclassified road (signposted Amport, Monxton) shortly before railway overbridge. The Hawk Conservancy will then be on the right after about 0.5 mile.
From A338 north/south (Salisbury), and A303 south-west:
Turn east onto A303 towards Andover. Continue past Thruxton racing circuit and village, and on to next major exit - for A342/3 Andover. Follow the signs at the roundabouts to double back onto the A303 west, towards Exeter. Turn left onto unclassified road (signposted Amport, Monxton) after about 2 miles, and shortly before railway overbridge. The Hawk Conservancy will then be on the right after about 0.5 mile.
Alternatively, to avoid doubling back on A303, from the A338 north, turn left onto A342 to Andover, then join A303 west as described above. From Salisbury and A338 south, turn right onto A30, then left onto A343 to Andover, then join the A303 west as described above.
Data on this page last updated: Mar 9 2015