Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre is named after Liberty, our Alaskan Bald Eagle, one of the many birds of prey that we have on display at the Centre, which is located just outside Ringwood near the natural beauty of Hampshire’s New Forest National Park, and close to the splendor of Dorset’s World Heritage “Jurassic” Coast.
At Liberty’s you will find a large collection of Birds Of Prey, including Owls, Hawks, Falcons and Vultures, as well as a collection of Reptiles and other creepy crawlies in our Reptile House.
We also offer falconry experience days, photographic experience days and hawking days to people who want to take up the opportunity to enjoy a closer encounter with some of our birds.
Liberty’s Centre is located on the site of the former New Forest Owl Sanctuary which was closed down in 2003. The site was taken over by the current owners, opening up to the public once again in 2005 as Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre. Since opening the Centre, the current owners have made many improvements for the well being of the birds, although work continues to develop the Centre further.
Liberty’s Centre is involved in many breeding and conservation projects with other Centres and Zoos both in the UK and abroad. We also continue to work as a rescue centre for many injured wild birds, trying to ensure their rehabilitation and eventual release back into the wild when ever possible. All medical veterinary costs are funded solely from visitor admission sales and donations.
Liberty’s Owl, Raptor And Reptile Centre provides ample free parking in our large car park next to the main entrance, as well as a limited number of free dog kennels. The Centre is situated on level ground with ramps for wheelchairs and child pushchairs to access all areas. Disabled toilet facilities and a baby changing room are also provided.
During opening hours there is a small cafe open which sells a variety of refreshments including hot and cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches and more.
As well as seating inside the cafe there are ample outdoor benches and seats scattered around the Centre which you are welcome to use to picnic with your own food and drink if you prefer.
Our outdoor sandpit is always popular with young children and features a number of toys as well as being close to the main picnic area.
The Centre is located just a few minutes drive from Ringwood, where you will find a wide variety of restaurants and pubs, as well as supermarkets and shops.
You can also buy a wide variety of ornaments, prints, gifts, cards, t-shirts and craft items from our Gift Shop located in the front entrance.