If you are visiting Hampshire with your kids, a trip to the Liberty’s Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre is a place you must not miss. One of the major attractions in Hampshire, this centre gets its name from Liberty, an Alaskan Bald Eagle, which is part of the display. This place is home to a number of raptors and reptiles.
If you are planning a visit to this centre, here are a few details that would be of help.
How to reach this centre? Located just outside the market town of Ringwood, the centre is within close proximity to the New Forest National Park in Hampshire. You would be able to drive from Southampton or Bournemouth to the centre with the help of the brown tourist lines. It is also quite close to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast of Dorset.
When is it open? The centre remains open daily from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm from March to October. However, it remains open from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm only during weekends for the months between November and February. It is better to check the opening hours before you plan a visit here.
What does the centre house? The inhabitants of the centre include different types of owls, like the Snowy Owl, Southern White Faced Owl, Siberian Eagle Owl, different types of raptors, like the Bataleur Eagle, Kestrel, Harris Hawk, and different types of creepy-crawlies, like the Royal Python, Chile Rose Tarantula, and Spiney Tailed Lizard.
Are there any special displays? Make sure you catch a special flying display or reptile show during your visit. The kids would love to be near the residents of the centre and learn fascinating facts about them from these displays. If you are with your kids, this centre is sure to be on the list of family days out in Hampshire.
What facilities are available? Ample car parking space is available in the centre. You may also need to avail of a dog kennel as the centre does not allow dogs within its premises. You may have snacks and drinks at the café located within the centre or picnic in an outdoor area. You may also buy nice souvenirs from the gift shop here.