OWLS HOOT FAREWELL - 29-30 September - Bath Rec
See all 82 owls and owlets displayed in one giant 'parliament' on the Bath Rec for the first and last time and enjoy a weekend of feathered fun before the owls fly off to the charity auction on 17th October. Tickets AVAILABLE NOW or on the gate on the day + lots of free activities. Click here for details.
OWLS OF BATH - THE AUCTION - 17 October - Apex Hotel
From the ‘pigs and lions’ team
The high profile, interactive sculpture trail celebrates the Roman heritage of Bath, marks the 10th anniversary of the popular King Bladud’s Pigs sculpture trail and is raising funds for local charities.
The Roman Baths temple, built in 1AD, was dedicated to Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, whose symbol was the owl. Minerva's owl of wisdom can be seen carved into the Temple pediment displayed at the Roman Baths Museum.
OWLS HAVE FLOCKED BACK TO THE NEST ...
The 82 fabulous owls have been on display all summer and are now in Nest HQ at Bath Riverside, where they are being preened back to top condition by their artists for the Owls Hoot Farewell weekend on 29th-30th September and the charity auction on 17th October.
For photographs and more information about the beautifully decorated owl sculptures, please see the Owls Page of the website.
OWLS OF BATH APP
Nearly 20,000 people downloaded the free Owls of Bath App to track down the owls across Bath and the surrounding area this summer, with a number of keen owl fans visiting all 82 owls and correctly answering all the Owl App questions. One of these avid owl fans will win the amazing Big Hoot app prize. The winner will be announced at the Owls Hoot Farewell weekend on Saturday 29th September by Olympic gold medalist Amy Williams MBE and announced on the News page of the website.
OWLS OF BATH MAPS
Thousands of printed trail maps were available from outlets across Bath and beyond. Residents and visitors of all ages could be seen following their trail maps to places they had never visited before, leading owl fans to spread their wings and discover exciting new streets and venues in Bath and the surrounding area.
PLANNING YOUR VISIT
DATES - All 82 of the colourful, eye-catching Owls of Bath sculptures will be gathered together for the Owls Hoot Farewell auction preview weekend on 29/30 September before the charity auction on 17th October.
As well as over 70 owls in the centre of Bath, there were also 6 owls in Combe Down and Monkton Combe, Frida Owlo and Cumberwell Owl in Bradford on Avon, Athena nested atThe Owlery in Newton St Loe, Oswold at Whitehall Garden Centre near Lacock and Herbie nested at Clarks Village in Street.
ACCOMMODATION - If you are coming to Bath for the Hoot Farewell or the Auction, stay at one of our Owl sponsors' hotels, such as the Abbey Hotel, County Hotel (recently renamed The Bird!), Combe Grove Hotel in Bath, Waterhouse guesthouse in Monkton Combe and The Swan Hotel in Bradford on Avon.
RESTAURANTS - Owl sponsors included The Ivy Bath Brasserie, The Mint Room, Cafe Rouge, Vino Vino, SouthGate Bath, the Roman Baths Pump Room and Milsom Place in Bath, plus Cumberwell Park and The Swan in Bradford on Avon, The Packhorse pub in South Stoke and Whitehall Garden Centre near Corsham.
VISIT BATH - For further information about visiting Bath for the Owls Hoot Farewell weekend on 29-30 September or the charity auction on 17th October, please see www.visitbath.co.uk