The Barn Owl Centre. A registered charity dedicated to community education, conservation and bird welfare

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The Barn Owl Centre established itself within its new home at Netheridge Farm, located on the outer ring road (A430) close to Hempsted Village, Gloucester. For those who are new to our organisation, we moved to Netheridge Farm from our previous location in Brockworth on the 8th March 2008.

The 12.5 acre farm we have moved into is leased to our charity by Gloucester City Council, this being for a supported period of 99 years, which is amazing.

The farm was derelict when we moved in & was in need of a lot of TLC before moving the birds in. Moving forward we need to secure funding & investment to transform Netheridge Farm into one of the best Owl Centre's in the south west. This will be an ongoing project that will have huge benefit to local communities, tourism, students & those who struggle within today's society. With our mission to support the above, our charity can do more to support rescue, rehabilitation & Owl Conservation.

Before we moved from our previous location at Brockworth to Netheridge, we took the route of re-building temporary facilities within temporary areas of the farm. Moving here in 2008 at the start of a tough recession, we achieved this move with huge success.

With huge thanks to the support of our local council, the community both locally & UK wide, we have gathered some strength to take us to the next level of growth, we still have a long way to go to reach our dream Centre that will be great benefits for the City of Gloucester & beyond!

Next stage going forward (2017) will be to develop much needed facilities that will allow us to open our doors fully to the public, for this we need investment funds from supportive grants, donors or legacies. Support from business communties would be an enormous advantage too.

Thank you for the continued support we are receiving

Our Mission Statement

  1. To advance the conservation and preservation of the wild barn owl and other British owls and raptor species through environmental projects and research studies.
  2. To promote and encourage the biodiversity and conservation of all wildlife.
  3. To conserve, maintain and protect all land managed by the charity for the benefit of the environment, wildlife and mankind.
  4. To provide and maintain a working centre complete with nature reserve and to offer amenity and recreational areas and activities where the public can enjoy and be educated about the ecology and preservation of owls, raptors and other wildlife species including flora.
  5. To provide a sanctuary to aid the rescue and rehabilitation of owls and raptors.
  6. To advance public education on owl and raptor welfare and husbandry.


The Barn Owl Centre is a registered charity dedicated to community education, conservation and bird welfare
Charity. No : 1097410
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