Established as a registered charity in 2001, the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary at Stonham Aspal in Suffolk operates a comprehensive facility for the care & rehabilitation of owls from the region, and the promotion of owl conservation throughout the UK and beyond.

The Sanctuary is also open to the public all year round
as a delightful place to visit to watch, study or simply enjoy the company of Owls and other birds of prey.

There are over 80 raptors at the Centre, all housed in spacious aviaries and flying free in narrated flying displays or demonstrations.
If you'd like to see a short film about the centre which was made by the students of Ravensbourne College, click here



You will also find Red Squirrels, the Raptor Hospital, The Barclays Sensory Garden, an information centre about Owls, a woodland walk with bird hide, picnic areas and plenty of activities for children including a mini-maze, adventure frame, chipmunks, the new MeerKat Kastle, plus the famous Owl Barn Gift Shop at Stonham. With the exception of the Woodland Walk during winter, the centre is wheelchair friendly.


The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary is supported by voluntary donations and admission charges from members of the visiting public. Please note that we are WHOLLY RELIANT on these donations and admission charges for the upkeep of the Centre, the welfare of the birds and the funding of our many education, conservation and rehabilitation projects. All monies collected are used only for this purpose.

DOGS: As a precautionary measure to preserve the safety of both the birds and visiting canines, we regret that dogs are not allowed in the centre. However, we have shaded and secure kennels in full view of our reception staff for the use of visitors dogs, free of charge.


SUMMER: All-Day Summer "Come-&-Go" Pass (Easter - late September)
Adults £7.50, Seniors £6.50, Juniors aged 4-16 £5.00, Family Group (5) £25
Disabled Visitors as above, carers free.
Children under 4 go free ~ open daily 10 - 5

Summer Event Times
11.00 am Meet The Meerkats
11.30 am Flying Display 1
1.00 pm Flying Display 2
3.00 pm Meet The Meerkats
3.30 pm Flying Display 3

Optional: Combination Admission including private Meerkat Encounter Session (click for details)
Subject to availability - Book In Advance
Single Combination Ticket £20.00, Family Group Ticket (max 5) £75

WINTER: All-Day Winter "Come-&-Go" Pass (Late September - Easter)
Adults £5.00, Seniors £4.00, Juniors aged 4-16 £3.00, Family Group (5) £15.00
Disabled Visitors as above, carers free
Children under 4 go free ~ open daily 10 - dusk (except at Christmas - see above for details)
There are no formal flying demonstrations during the winter months, though you are welcome
to watch as we exercise birds regularly on the flying ground at this time - please ask at
reception for details. The majority of our birds are on display throughout the winter.

7-Day Weekly Pass
Adults £12.50, Seniors £10.00, Juniors aged 4-16 £7.50, Family Group (5) £35.00
Disabled Visitors as above, carers free
Children under 4 go free

Annual Season Ticket
Adults £25.00, Juniors aged 4-16 £15.00, Family Group (5) £50.00
Disabled Visitors as above, carers free
Children under 4 go free

* There are shops, a garden centre, golfing & fishing facilities, a café and other leisure facilities at Stonham Barns - our "Come-&-Go" tickets allow you to visit them all between our Flying Demonstrations on the day admission is purchased.


The Sanctuary opens daily from 10.00am to late afternoon, 7 days a week except over the Christmas/New Year period. Flying demonstrations
and talks take place throughout the day from Easter to end-September.

Stonham Barns itself is a great place to spend the day - there are numerous craft & gift shops, a garden centre, driving range & 9-hole golf course and a coffee shop & restaurant, plus plenty of free parking and many traffic-free areas.

The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary at Stonham Barns is situated on the A1120 Tourist route, easily accessible form the A14, A12 and A140 - simply follow the brown signs - or find our location on the online MAP. Our telephone number is (local rate number) 08456 807 897

If you are unable to visit the Sanctuary but would like to
make a donation in support of our work, please click here for further details

Photo: Brian Macfarlane

GROUP VISITS - please click here