Photo: Chris Page

The Kirkleatham Owl Centre houses an exceptional collection of owls as well as other beautiful species of bird.

Based in North Yorkshire, Kirkleatham is the historical home of the Turner Estate. Dotted with numerous Georgian style buildings, the Kirkleatham Owl Centre is located in the Kirkleatham Old Hall, which is now a museum.

Conservation makes up a large portion of the centre’s activities. The centre opened in 1990 and takes care of ill and injured birds in northeast England. The centre now houses a vast assortment of birds, boasting the largest collection of owls in England. Kirkleatham is also home to other birds, including hawks, vultures, and more. Guests have the incredible opportunity to handle some of these magnificent birds.

The centre also has a meerkat enclosure where you can visit these friendly primates. You can even share your lunch with a meerkat! There is also a large collection of mega bugs – there are reptiles, rodents and numerous creepy crawlies.

The centre is set on beautiful grounds that are surrounded by superbly kept gardens. Explore the area at your leisure to soak up the Yorkshire countryside.

The centre also has a children’s play area to keep little ones occupied while parents take a break. The Kirkleatham Owl Centre is a fun and educational day out for the whole family with a scenic backdrop of some of England’s most spectacular views.


Kirkleatham Owl Centre, Kirkleatham Village, Redcar, North Yorkshire, TS10 5NW
Tel: 01642 480512
Times: Summer: Thursday – Sunday, 10.00 – 16.30pm
Winter: Thursday – Sunday, 11.00 – 15.00
(Tuesday to Sunday during all school holidays)