Death Owls fly in for spooky Halloween show at Durham’s Adventure Valley

Bird handler Stuart Laidler is to put on a Halloween show with the help of barn owl Bilbo at Adventure Valley, Durham.

Bird handler Stuart Laidler is to put on a Halloween show with the help of barn owl Bilbo at Adventure Valley, Durham.

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FAMILIES will take flight or fright when they visit an attraction in the run-up to Halloween.

Adventure Valley, on the outskirts of Durham, will welcome a display of two ghost owls as part of its half-term Halloween Bird-o-Batics flying show.

The birds, also known as Death Owls during medieval times, are best known as the British barn owl and have a long association with witchcraft.

Bilbo and Frodo, both five years old, will perform as part of the show.

Stuart Laidler, who leads the show, said: “The white faces of the barn owls makes them naturally spooky.

“Bilbo and Frodo can’t wait for their starring role in this week’s Halloween shows.”

The performances are part of the Brasside play park’s spooky-themed activities for Halloween.

Children will be able to follow the phantom trail, carve pumpkins, brave a bug bush tucker roulette and get mucky in gooey games.

It is also hosting an evening Spookfest After Dusk Party on Saturday.