Chance to get up close to an owl

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Have you ever held an owl?

There’s a chance to do just that during half term at Buckingham’s Old Gaol.

On Thursday, May 29, at least eight owls from the Owls To Behold rescue centre will be visiting the Old Gaol with Tony Hewitt who runs the centre.

Mr Hewitt will also be giving a short talk on the rescue centre’s work and owls in general.

Owl-themed crafts will also be available.

Mr Hewitt and his wife Helen run Owls To Behold from their home in Wellingborough.

They take in unwanted birds of prey, mainly owls, and also go out to wild birds of prey that have been injured and take them to vets to be cared for.

Any that are so badly injured they cannot be released back into the wild are cared for at home for the rest of their life.

In order to help raise money to keep and look after the birds, the pair take the birds out and do talks and hands-on visits like this one.

There are three sessions planned for the day, which should be pre-booked.

These are from 11am to 12.15pm, 12.30pm to 1.45pm and 2pm to 3.15pm.

Tickets are available now from the museum shop in the Old Gaol, price £1.50 per child if aFriend/Trust member, £3 if not.

Children must be accompanied.

If you haven’t pre-booked, call 01280 823020 for ‘on the day’ availability.