The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
THE SUFFOLK OWL SANCTUARY
Established as a registered charity in 2001, the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary at Stonham Aspal in Suffolk operates a comprehensive facility for the care & rehabilitation of owls from the region, and the promotion of owl conservation throughout the UK and beyond.
The Sanctuary is also open to the public all year round as a delightful place to visit to watch, study or simply enjoy the company of Owls and other birds of prey.
There are over 80 raptors at the Centre, all housed in spacious aviaries and flying free in narrated flying displays or demonstrations.
You will also find Red Squirrels, the Raptor Hospital, The Barclays Sensory Garden, an information centre about Owls, a woodland walk with bird hide, picnic areas and plenty of activities for children including a mini-maze, adventure frame, chipmunks, the new MeerKat Kastle, plus the famous Owl Barn Gift Shop at Stonham. With the exception of the Woodland Walk during winter, the centre is wheelchair friendly.
The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary is supported by voluntary donations and admission charges from members of the visiting public. Please note that we are WHOLLY RELIANT on these donations and admission charges for the upkeep of the Centre, the welfare of the birds and the funding of our many education, conservation and rehabilitation projects. All monies collected are used only for this purpose.
DOGS: As a precautionary measure to preserve the safety of both the birds and visiting canines, we regret that dogs are not allowed in the centre. However, we have shaded and secure kennels in full view of our reception staff for the use of visitors dogs, free of charge.
See website for current admission prices
* There are shops, a garden centre, golfing & fishing facilities, a café and other leisure facilities at Stonham Barns - our "Come-&-Go" tickets allow you to visit them all between our Flying Demonstrations on the day admission is purchased.
The Sanctuary opens daily from 10.00am to late afternoon, 7 days a week except over the Christmas/New Year period. Flying demonstrations
and talks take place throughout the day from Easter to end-September.
Stonham Barns itself is a great place to spend the day - there are numerous craft & gift shops, a garden centre, driving range & 9-hole golf course and a coffee shop & restaurant, plus plenty of free parking and many traffic-free areas.
The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary at Stonham Barns is situated on the A1120 Tourist route, easily accessible form the A14, A12 and A140 - simply follow the brown signs - or find our location on the online MAP. Our telephone number is (local rate number) 08456 807 897
Naughty but nice Puddings!
Check out our delicious puddings, my favourite is the limoncello trifle, not suitable for the kids, but there are some other scrummy recipes that the whole family can enjoy! Take a look in our pudding section for recipes to make summer BBQ's and eating alfresco all the more tasty! My girls LOVE the chocolate pizza - making it, but mostly eating it!
Over the weekends and holidays there are always times when your children need some chill out time, or to fill an hour or so, or they say the dreaded 5 letter word - BORED! Well, our KidsZone is here to rescue you and them from these moments. Full of puzzles, colouring in sheets and activities from films and programmes there is lots to keep busy!