Please note River Bourne will be open to the public from April 12th and our experiences will be up and running again from May 17th 2021!
One of the reasons we love our job so much is because it is unpredictable- no day is the same. And a large part of that is down to the individual personalities of our bird team- each has their own character and the quirks that come with it. They definitely keep us on our toes! Every visitor that walks past the aviaries soon picks their favourite…or favourites!
On our PICK ‘n’ MIX encounters we give you the option to tailor make your day. You can choose 1, 2 or 3 of the team and we will work with you to give you a personal and unique experience.
The PICK ‘n’ MIX encounters are also a great choice for younger bird fanatics, those less able to manage the rougher terrains or longer time frame of our half day; or perhaps those of you that are more nervous of the feathered members of the animal kingdom and need some one on one support!
We will only take a booking from one group for each time slot, so whether you treat yourself, book a special anniversary surprise for 2 or bring the family for a big birthday to remember, the PICK ‘n’ MIX encounter at River Bourne is the perfect, fun, affordable family day out!
Have a look at our Meet the Birds page here to pick out your A Team!
20 minutes per bird, start times available 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am. 4 paying guests per encounter MAX.
- 1 bird £20pp
- 2 birds £40pp
- 3 birds £50pp
Minimum flying ages for each bird (below). Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
- 6 years- ‘Merula’ American kestrel, ‘Nola’ Dark-breasted Barn owl
- 8 years- ‘Squidge’ Burrowing owl
- 13 years- ‘Shadow’ Common buzzard, ‘Daytona’ Harris’s Hawk
- 16 years- ‘Ruby’ Red-tailed buzzard
PLEASE NOTE each bird has a minimum age requirement (see above). PICK ‘n’ MIX encounters are shorter, but more personal experiences where you will meet and handle up to 3 birds of your choice. If you are interested in meeting more members of our team why not spend a half day with us which will allow you that extra bit of time learning about how wonderful our birds are.