We are currently CLOSED due to Covid 19 Regulations

Covid 19 Temporary Closure - A message from Chris

RFOC is temporarily CLOSED once more due to the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. 
It has come as we begin our annual aviary and enclosure refurbishment – not good !!
Running on a non- profit making basis, we are reliant upon our Valued friends and supporters to fund the feeding and care for our birds of prey and big cats.
Already we have postponed new 2020 environmental initiatives for the centre – resources by necessity, diverted to address woodland (weather) damage.
The winter months are at our gates … please help us to help our rescued birds and animals.  We have launched our Christmas Sponsorship and Adoption Campaign where a contribution of only £5.00 per month sponsors your chosen bird or animal will be put to good use.
If you are able to help at this difficult time please call Anne 07549 998373 between 9am and 11am any day.
Thank you so much for your support – we look forward to a time when we can open our gates again to visitors.
Until then, thank you and keep safe.
Chris Lawton
Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre

The wilderness you won't want to leave

Paths meander through the Woodlands – soft underfoot they blend seamlessly and sensitively with the surrounding vegetation. Acting as a natural guide, the paths provide access for you to explore this exceptionally beautiful, constantly changing environment.

At times, Songbirds nest precariously close to people ~ protected as they are by the resident Birds of Prey from their natural predators.

Maturing ponds, a purpose-built wild bird feeding station together with a variety of different nesting boxes throughout the woodland at Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre are in evidence.

Wooden structures provide safe shelter for RFOC residents leaving minimal footprints when they have fulfilled their purpose. The land soon reclaimed by natural ground cover, flora and fungi.

Dead and decaying wood enables the development of another diverse range of habitats which are in themselves, an age-dependent process.

Step quietly, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of woodland residents such as fallow deer, muntjac, foxes, badgers and other mammals as you explore tracks and trails running through a variety of differing habitats.

Alternatively, sit quietly and listen to the sounds of the woodland come alive around you.

Contact us : +84.123.456


Please ensure you have CASH with you as we have no signal in the wood to enable us to take card payments.

Rutland Falconry and OWL Centre


Summer Opening Hours
10am – 4pm
(4pm last admission )
Gates close at 5pm

Summer Season
Group evenings
Hours 5pm – 7pm
(5pm last admission)
Gates close at 8pm
Pre-booking essential

Winter Opening
10am – 3pm
Daylight hours allowing *

*During inclement weather please call ahead of your visit to confirm the Centre is open – 07778 152814

Group Visits 
Day/evening visits and guided tours available by appointment.  Please call Chris on 07778 152814


For your own comfort, please bring appropriate clothing / footwear

There is wheel-chair access to the Reception area and the surrounding aviaries.  However, please be aware the woodland trails may prove more challenging due to the natural environment.

Please note :
Pre-booking is required
for our Falconry Courses to avoid disappointment.

Deposits on ALL Bookings are non-refundable.

Sorry – No dogs permitted