Cambridgeshire: The Raptor Foundation.

Please note that the raptor foundation had to close for 3 months during the coronavirus. On Friday 26th June 2020 it opened it’s doors once more to the public. Some rules are in place until life resumes to normal, please bear with the company while this goes on. I’m sure the birds are eager to see someone else other than their keepers.

In the county of Cambridgeshire in a small village in-between St.Ives and Somersham is the home to around 200 birds of prey. The Raptor Foundation. Formed about 25 years ago this wildlife charity has grown from strength to strength. With an on-site bird hospital that is kept busy as injured birds of prey are bought in by the public regularly, once well enough they are let back into the wild once more.

A good day out getting close to these magnificent birds in all their splendour. There are daily flying display’s for you to watch the birds in flight. Hawks, eagles, owls and even meerkats. A reptile enclosure is a home to some spiders, bugs, lizards, tortoise and other small scaly beasts.

The experience days are a good gift or even to treat yourself, meet the birds, photography days, hawk walks and courses.

When you are in need of a light refreshment , the café is the place to head for that cuppa.

This indeed is a lovely and educational day out, with plenty to see and learn. Suitable for all ages. A tranquil setting apart the birds talking to each other.

Also onsite are some apartments for you to stay over. These give you the unique experience of staying within the complex hearing the owls hooting into the evening. Each with its own small kitchen, ensuite and each apartment has its own front door.

The Raptor Foundation 01487 741140

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