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Real owls to make a special appearance at Owls in the Park!

8 July 2014


Sheffield Wednesday’s family fun day Owls in the Park is looking forward to welcoming all sorts of guests – including some extra special ones from the Tropical Butterfly House!

The butterfly house, who are based in North Anston, will be bringing a host of tropical animals to the football club’s event including a Royal Python, a blue-tongued lizard, a rose tarantula and even a skunk!

A great grey owl and an African spotted eagle owl will be joining the rest of us Owls on the day!

There will be opportunities for visitors to hold and have their photos with the animals in return for a small donation. All proceeds will go towards the care of the animals at the Tropical Butterfly House.

The butterfly house stall will be selling animal teddies, sweets, and VIP experience gift cards for guests to purchase. There will even be the chance to win a Meerkat Mayhem VIP experience day!

Heather Scott, marketing manager and head animal presenter/trainer at the Tropical Butterfly House, said: “It’s great for people to experience different animals they don’t get to see every day! We’re really looking forward to the event and we hope that lots of people come and visit us! Owls in the Park is a great day for the whole family and we can’t wait to bring our real owls to the event!”

The day, which is hosted by Sheffield Wednesday and sponsored by the Brooklyn Steakhouse, is now in its third year and expected to attract thousands of people to the event.

Along with appearances from Wednesday players, other activities include live entertainment, a funfair, catering and fun games at various stalls around the park. The Owls’ mascots, Ozzie and Barney, will also make a special appearance!

Supporters will have the opportunity to get the autographs of their heroes and pose for photos – together with buying Season Tickets and official Memberships, which will be on sale on the day.

The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme, the club’s charitable arm, will host various taster sessions and activities which will include a World Cup themed football tournament, inflatable pitches and a range of community stalls. 

As well as the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind, local children’s hospice, Bluebell Wood - the Community Programme’s official charity partner - will be holding an official bucket collection in a bid to raise much-needed funds for the organisation.

In addition, Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity and Support Dogs will join the day with special activities and entertainment throughout what promises to be a fun-filled afternoon!

Owls in the Park 2014 is free to attend and takes place on Sunday 13 July, starting at 11.00am and finishing at 5:30pm.


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