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19-09-2018 - - News - 0 comments

See all 82 supersized Owls of Bath sculptures gathered together in one giant 'parliament' for the fun-filled Owls Hoot Farewell auction preview weekend on 29th and 30th September at the Bath Recreation Ground.

The Hoot Farewell will be the first and last chance to see the fabulous flock in one location and to photograph any owls you may have missed over the summer. There will also be two new owlets landing at the event.

Swoop over to The Rec to say your final goodbyes before our feathered friends fly off to the charity auction on 17th October.

There will be lots of FREE owl-related events and activities over the weekend including:

·      Meet real owls at Paul Golledge's Bird of Prey Discovery (Saturday) and have your photo taken with beautiful owls from The Owlery West of England Bird of Prey Centre (Sunday)

·      Owl decorating workshops - make an owl mask to take home and take part in the Design an Owl drawing competition

·      Make your own owl badge to take home - with the Bath Young Carers Centre

·      Bath City FC 'Beat the G'owlie' challenge - test your footie skills against the inflatable goal & speed radar

·      Owl Pellet Dissection sessions with the UK Little Owl Project

·      Meet Horrible Histories illustrator Martin Brown & spot the hidden images on his owl FestivOwl for a chance to win Horrible Histories goodies (competition all weekend, Martin on Sunday morning).

·      Meet Olympic Gold medallist Amy Williams MBE on Sunday and the new owlet Amy has painted especially for the event

·      Owl Face Painting by award-winning Cat Finlayson (£1)

Enter the Raff'Owl for a chance to win a supersized Owls of Bath sculpture and other prizes including a full set of Horrible Histories books, £100 SouthGate shopping vouchers, a professional portrait painting of your pet and Owls of Bath mugs & posters (Tickets £1)

Opening times:

Saturday 10.00-18.00 (last entry 1700) 

Sunday 11.00-17.00 (last entry 1600)


- Free for 5's and under

- £3 for 6+

- £6 for adults (includes 20 page souvenir brochure with photos of the flock)

- Family ticket for 2 adults and up to 3 children - £15 (includes souvenir brochure)

Tickets are valid for a single entry on either Saturday 29th or Sunday 30th.


For tickets and further information see the Auction page of the Owls of Bath website.

An impact assessment for the event has been prepared, this may be viewed here.


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