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Screech Owl Sanctuary

#1 of 10 things to do in St Columb Major Features Animals
St Columb Major TR9 6HP, England
+44 1726 860182
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Great place

We went yesterday to the owl sanctuary and loved it. We met 5 owls up close and heard the talks, we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ClaireWilkin
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Fantastic day out

Both myself and my husband had an amazing day, we found the staff very friendly and the talks were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
moudles24
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Doublebois, United Kingdom
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One of the largest collection of owls in the South west of England. We are a rescue and rehabilitation sanctuary with over 120 owls of some 40 different species.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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St Columb Major TR9 6HP, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went yesterday to the owl sanctuary and loved it. We met 5 owls up close and heard the talks, we saw owls flying and being fed, there were other animals there too such as emus, ponies, meerkats and raccoons. There was a great play...More

Thank ClaireWilkin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Both myself and my husband had an amazing day, we found the staff very friendly and the talks were very informative, totally loved the owl displays, was very impressed overall, even though we don't have children I thought the children's play away was also very...More

Thank moudles24
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for coming along to see us on your first visit which you thoroughly enjoyed. We cater for all ages and abilities so it is nice to hear feedback from visitors who appreciate all the hard work we do to make sure all our...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent an very enjoyable couple of hours viewing the many different types of owls plus a couple of flying displays. A very well kept site plus helpful and knowledgeable staff. Well worth a visit.

Thank slimbo4
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you had a great time with us seeing 2 of our flying displays and enjoyed looking at all the other owls. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to this Owl Sanctuary thinking it was worth an hour of or time, on leaving we realised we had been there for over 2 hours. There are lots of owls to see, the ones out of their averys the staff are more than...More

Thank F3ster
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to write a review. You took the time to participate in our on-going activities and enjoyed your visit, we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I brought owl-mad friends here for a visit and we had a wonderful time. There are more owls here than you could possibly imagine, and all well tended by a team of friendly, helpful and highly knowledgeable staff. The flying demonstrations are great fun, as...More

Thank FiShep
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your review and we are very pleased you had a great time. You also got to meet some of our resident hand tame owls during your handling session and we hope you will come back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely day there. I did a handling session for a hour good value had on arm 6 owls and learn so much about them my family even got to stroke them. The tea room was very good.

Thank Lara L
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the lovely review Lara. We see you liked your one to one experience and enjoyed some food as well, see you again when you are in the area and thank you again

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit with lots of things to do including feeding some of the animals. The talks are informative and you get to see the owls/animals up close. The tea room is good value for money and worth a visit

Thank vicg60
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and encourage others to visit as well. Thank you very much and see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You are greeted by friendly staff in the shop. Entry price is reasonable and even better if you have a discount coupon from Cornwall attractions and activities booklet as it saves £2 per person so well worth picking a booklet up in advance. There are...More

Thank fidgylove
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review and we are glad you had a great time with us. The one to one sessions are very popular and as you say the site is flat so is accessible by everyone what ever their abilities. Look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on holiday in Cornwall our daughter chose to visit the owl sanctuary, and to my surprise it was one of my favourite days out while on holiday. We really enjoyed the talks and demonstrations and learning more about where the animals came from and...More

Thank MrsB240813
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Some of our owls are just like cheeky children and can be very funny as well as entertaining for every visitor. We are delighted your family nominated the Sanctuary as their best day out on holiday and would visit again. Thank you all and look...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came her on the rainest day on our drive from St Ives to Padsrow. We didn't get to stay outside and see all the owls. But they have an education centre which is indoors so we could see 6 particular owls, learn all about...More

Thank Aisling J
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your wet day visit to the sanctuary to see all our resident owls and animals. Thank you also for your comments on our dedicated staff who looked after you. Please come again on a fine day and see the difference in our...More

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Tracey A
We visited several weeks ago while on holiday in Devon, and while at the Meerkat enclosure, one of them came out carrying a baby Meerkat, even the keeper didn't know about any births until then. I was wondering how the baby is doing?
October 19, 2016|
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Response from Carolyn S | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in our lovely twins. If you would like to like our Facebook page you will see all the updates and pictures of their antics over the last few weeks. Please come along when in Cornwall and see them... More
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Sharon N
do you allow dogs on a lead?
August 28, 2016|
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Response from Carolyn S | Property representative |
Dogs are not allowed on site due to our zoo licensing but we do have a shaded doggy parking where you can park up and can attend to your dog as many times as you like.. Assistance dogs are allowed only.
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NorthernVeggieMonkey
How long does a normal visit last?
January 7, 2016|
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Response from smudger565 | Reviewed this property |
Your visit is as long as you want it to be. We visited it with our 9 year old grandson and we stayed around 2 hours. I spent a lot of time photographing the owls, meer cats etc. The flying display lasted nearly 50 minutes 2... More
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