We are pleased to announce: -
The Owl Centre has re-opened!!
with just a few guidance rules
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2020 has been the most challenging year the Centre has encountered since being established.
Animal feed is one of our largest items of expenditure
and if you feel you could help us with our commitment we would be extremely grateful. We have an Amazon wish-list for various species we need to buy for.
You can view the site and the list by clicking on the Amazon link here
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Looking for an unusual present for a friend or family member?

We are offering animal adoptions:

 Meerkat, Pelican, Ground Hornbill, or three Owls to choose from.

Click here for details of a special gift


Great value, see the benefits!!




Welcome to Kirkleatham Owl Centre


Located in the historic and tranquil village of Kirkleatham in the grounds of the 1709 Kirkleatham Old Hall.


Founded in 1990 Kirkleatham Owl Centre is the UK’s oldest established Owl Centre. Over the years the collection has grown to include a wide range of creatures, ranging from Vultures and Meerkats, to Rabbits and Emus and lots more besides!


We are one of the North East’s leading Wildlife & Environmental education providers, with school visits to us here at the Centre and outreach visits covering a wide area.The Owl Centre is also the area's only specialist Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre treating hundreds of wildlife casualties each year.


We are one of only 3 Biaza (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Members in the North East Of England, and we pride ourselves on being Kirkleatham and indeed Redcar’s most loved attraction, a role we take very seriously and we greatly value the support we receive from our visitors and the people of Redcar.


Flying displays, meet the baby owls, photo opportunities and other on site activities are held every day during the season's school holidays. Some activities may require advance booking, please telephone for further information. We are open all school holidays every day from Tuesday to Sunday and all public holidays with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.


We hope you enjoy your visit.      Scroll down or click  for opening hours and admission prices

Hours of opening and admission prices: -
Summer months - Thursday to Sunday 10.00am to 5.00pm
Winter months     - Thursday to Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Open Tuesday to Sunday all school holidays except Xmas. Disabled access throughout the site
         Adults £3.50     Senior Citizens £3.00     Children (Under 16 years) £2.50     Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 2 children)   £10.00     
Carers/Support Workers discounted price of £1.00 per person (Please be prepared to show pass)