New walkthrough aviary developed at Sewerby Hall’s zoo

A new walkthrough aviary is currently being created in the zoo area at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 9:05 am
Designed to showcase the variety of birds in the collection, and to add to the visitor experience, the aviary is scheduled for completion in mid August.

A new walkthrough aviary is currently being created in the zoo area at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.

Designed to showcase the variety of birds in the collection, and to add to the visitor experience, the aviary is scheduled for completion in mid August.

The work, by Breheny Civil Engineering, will reinstate the former aviary with a modern timber post and net structure that will house new clay ponds, planting and a walkway through for visitors that will provide a different experience to the rest of the zoo.

Head zookeeper John Pickering said : “I am really excited that we are now able to start work on this new walkthrough aviary, which will be an exciting, modern facility with new walkways, new planting, and 13 species of birds!”

Councillor Mike Medini, portfolio holder for cultural and leisure assets, added: “This new aviary is great news, and will really enhance the experience of our visitors to the zoo in the second half of the summer holidays and beyond.

“I am delighted that we are able to invest further in the facilities we can offer at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, and we are looking forward to a bumper season this year.”

The zoo at Sewerby Hall and Gardens is open daily between 10am and 4.30pm.

Full details of all opening times, prices, annual passes, the Clock Tower Café, and all facilities are available at www.sewerbyhall.co.uk (visitors are encouraged to book online in advance).