Spend this Bank Holiday at the Raptor Foundation
The Raptor Foundation originally known as Ramsey Raptor Rescue was established in 1989.
Over the next five years it grew rapidly and soon housed over one hundred birds of prey.
It was decided it was time to move and after considerable searching a new site was found near St Ives and we moved to our present home in 1996.
This venture started with a single bird called Boris, a young disabled Tawny owl.
Numbers of injured birds arriving at their door grew over the coming years and some of them are still with us today including good old Boris.
We still continue to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome injured wild birds and unwanted pets. We currently house over 200 birds of prey comprising of over 40 different species.
We are open to the public, you can get up close and even fly some of the birds in one of our three daily flying displays at 12, 2 & 4pm. Enjoy lunch in our Silent Wings tearoom, browse around our Mad about owls gift shop and for the children there is a playground and pond where they can feed the fish. In what used to be the old barn is Star Dancewear, Ray’s Furniture Barn and St Ives Photo so a visit to us gives you more than just birds.
In an effort to continue to improve and develop the centre we are now introducing the new meerkat and reptile experience which is opening in July.
For those of you that don’t know we also offer accommodation, this is available to anyone visiting the area not just the centre. Rates available from one day to weekly.
St Ives Road
Tel: 01487 741140
Fax: 01487 841140