If you’re looking for things to do with your own little chicks this half term, why not head down to the fascinating International Centre for Birds of Prey in Newent?
The centre is home to over 250 birds of prey, from the tiny American Kestrel to the mighty Steller’s Sea Eagle, and a handsome Peregrine to a less handsome-looking vulture!
There are three flying demonstrations every day, as well as a kids’ play area and maze in the flying field. There’s also a newly refurbished education room with interactive displays and an adventure course hidden in the woods.
Owner Jemima Parry has recently returned from India where she is helping save the Indian Vulture, the numbers of which are at an all-time low due to accidental poisoning.
They might have a bad reputation, but watch these videos and they might just change your mind about vultures – we bet you didn’t know that baby vultures were this cute!