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Screech Owl Sanctuary

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St Columb Major TR9 6HP, England
+44 1726 860182
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OWLSTANDING

We had such a lovely day, the owls and their handlers were very friendly and we learned a lot... read more

Reviewed today
Dylan C
Owl fanatics dream day out :)

Today we visited the owl sanctuary with our son who is crazy about owls. We had no idea what to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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St Columb Major TR9 6HP, England
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Reviewed today

We had such a lovely day, the owls and their handlers were very friendly and we learned a lot. There were plenty of interactive elements, including a flying display and close encounters where you can get to stroke the owls for no extra charge. There...More

Thank Dylan C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Today we visited the owl sanctuary with our son who is crazy about owls. We had no idea what to expect but were so impressed. There were a lot more owls than we expected and the Sanctuary really made sure you got an up close...More

Thank lophead
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited today with my other half as we're both animal lovers and haven't visited screech since primary school. What an awesome day out! We loved every minute. Every single staff member was so passionate, informative and generally just nice to speak to. We learnt so...More

Thank nlmuscat
Reviewed January 13, 2018

We love the owl sanctuary, lots to do for the whole family, really interesting talks, outdoor adventure for the children The staff here are really friendly and have an excellent knowledge of the owls and animals at the centre Good even on a wet day...More

Thank becrizla
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review, we are delighted you found your visit so interesting and enjoyable for all the family. We look forward tom seeing you again soon.

Reviewed December 12, 2017

Very enjoyable. Interesting, informative and beautiful owls. Lovely day out for the whole family. Good for wheelchair users, as flat.More

Thank IamfromMars2014
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Thank you very much Ian for your review. Your whole family enjoyed the day and as you stated we are wheelchair friendly and pride ourselves in all the work we do for our disabled visitors. We hope to see you again when next visiting Cornwall...More

Reviewed November 17, 2017

Great place to visit for both children and adults, very helpful staff , a very educational experience and topped off by seeing the animals and birds up close. A wonderful place to visit and resonably priced. Will definately go again.

Thank paulbarbery2
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Thank you Paul for your kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Reviewed November 11, 2017

We visited on the last day of the season for the Halloween spectacular. Admission was £5 each and was good value. We watched the owls flying in the barn and took a walk around the owls. There’s a huge range of different owls to see...More

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Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Thanks for your review and for coming along to our Halloween Spectacular. This has been very successful over the years and with our all weather barn we don't have to worry too much with the weather as we can fly our owls in there as...More

Reviewed November 8, 2017

Lovely few hours spent watching the many species of owls and learning about them from the very informative staff. Well run and always a talk going on. Lovely cafe on site and picnic area for a nice day. Ample free parking and clean toilets. Really...More

Thank Fishermans_widow
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed November 8, 2017

Whilst on holiday in Bude decided to visit as a surprise for my partners birthday. It was out of season and visitors are asked to make a donation, which, goes to the important conservation and rehabilitation work they are famous for. We booked an experience...More

Thank Steve E
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

Thank you Steve for your review and we are delighted you had such a great time and appreciate the work we do with our rescue and rehabilitation work. As you will know there is no government funding for this type of work and we rely...More

Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

I have been to Screech Owl a few times and cannot believe how many species of owls there are. It is a family run business & plenty to do & even interact with the owls. A lovely play area & cafe. Well worth a visit....More

Thank Wen078
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

Thank you very much for writing a review and we are delighted you come back regularly. As you may be aware we have just won a Gold Award in the Cornwall Tourism for Small Visitor Attraction for the third year running. We were also fortunate...More

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Tracey A
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
August 28, 2016|
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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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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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