On a wet and miserable day, what do you do?
Children that are bored and frankly miserable too.
You scroll through all the days out, anything that’s indoors?
Nothing taking your fancy in the big old wide outdoors.
Eagle Heights was standing out as something we could try.
I’d visited as a child but always when it was dry.
I had read upon their website that when it’s wet they fly inside,
So we jumped in the car for our adventure with a nice short country ride.
We had a mooch around and caught up with a little tour,
It was upbeat and very factual for kids and the more mature.
The lady spoke of all the birds including how they shot to fame,
Album covers and a mascot; for Crystal Palace’s football games.
Following the mini tour we visited the crocodile,
The best part of my sons afternoon, producing the biggest smile.
The reptiles that we saw all seemed happy and extra clean,
All housed very adequately, beyond each safety screen.
The time nearly 12, it was time for the flying show,
So we headed to the arena and sat down in the back row.
The first of the three birds was a gorgeous white barn owl,
She swept low over our heads whilst we learnt how they hunt and prowl.
Following the owl was a cheeky pair of hawks,
They hopped along the benches whilst staff continued with their talks.
Last but not least we watched a social media star,
After Rex got lost whilst flying and travelled very far!
He was found right up in Newcastle after a short but mamoth ordeal,
Returning a few days later after a huge big Facebook appeal.
The final part of our busy day was a chance to hold a bird,
I stood very still and quiet, not saying a single word.
The eagle that was the mascot and Palace’s lucky charm,
Was sitting tall with her impressive stare, right on my broken arm!!
I recommend Eagle Height to kill a good few hours,
In boiling hot sunshine or even in rain showers.
Please note, we was given free entry to Eagle Heights in return for a honest review of the attraction.
For more information about the events and experiences at Eagle Heights, please visit their website. Eagle Heights