Have a hoot with Birds of Prey at Betteshanger
Kicking off a packed week of activities, Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation, Kent's number one Bird of Prey Centre, will be displaying a spectacular collection of birds at the Country Park.
- 13 Feb 2016
- 12pm - 3pm
Have A Hoot at Betteshanger
Eyes will be fixed firmly skyward as Birds of Prey soar and speed magnificently above Betteshanger Country Park, near Deal, this half term.
Kicking off a packed week of activities, Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation, Kent’s number one Bird of Prey Centre, will be displaying a spectacular collection of birds at the Country Park.
On Saturday, February 13th the birds will take flight over Betteshanger. Visitors to the Park will see ‘Kayla’ the Bald Eagle soar grandly above their heads, chuckle at “Becks” the White-backed Vulture as he gallops across the arena and have the chance to outrun ”Basil” and ”Sybil”, a pair of Harris Hawks, as they hunt a dummy bunny lure.
Lorraine Cheesmur, Betteshanger Country Park’s General Manager, said: “We have at least seven Birds of Prey joining us for the weekend, which will include ”Honey” the Tawny Eagle, “Jeffy”, the 120 mph Falcon and a super cute Barn Owl. It’s going to be a wonderful day for all the family and will be the perfect start to the half term holiday.”
The Birds of Prey will be at the Country Park 11am to 3pm, with flying displays at 12noon and 1.30pm.
Visit www.betteshangercountrypark.co.uk for more information on all February half term or call 07824 569181 to book the Cycle Club or Winter Cycling Lessons.
About Betteshanger Sustainable Parks:
- Betteshanger Sustainable Parks is part of the Hadlow Group, which includes Hadlow College, a premier UK land-based college, ranked Ofsted Outstanding.
- The £30 million Betteshanger Sustainable Parks scheme, near Deal, Kent, will drive regeneration of the site and the area, combining sustainable business and commerce, education, sustainable energy and tourism.
- The site, located on the site of the former Betteshanger colliery, has stood derelict since 1989. The overall project will see the 121-hectare site transformed into Betteshanger Country Park and Kent Mining Museum, located on the former spoil heap, and Betteshanger Enterprise Park, on the site of the former pithead.
- Betteshanger Country Park, until recently known as Fowlmead Country Park, is operated as part of the Betteshanger Sustainable Parks scheme and is integral to the regeneration of the former mining community in East Kent. Facilities include a 3.5km road cycling track, 10km of mountain bike trails, leisure paths and established woodlands, wetlands and reed beds full of wildlife.