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Screech Owl Sanctuary

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Address: St Columb Major TR9 6HP, England
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One of the largest collection of owls in the South west of England. We are...

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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Best day out ever !

They have an owl or meercat experience for £30 each. I had the meercat one and it's the best money I have ever spent ! I got to go in the cage with them and feed them grubs sat on... read more

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

They have an owl or meercat experience for £30 each. I had the meercat one and it's the best money I have ever spent ! I got to go in the cage with them and feed them grubs sat on my lap. They were hand reared as their mum died and are wonderful. I even ended up with them asleep... More 

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Thank lawinterson
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed every minute! Who knew there were so many species of owl?! Was treated to two flying displays and a tour of the other animals, including meercats and emus. I was even able to fly a barn owl myself. Staff were all friendly and very knowledgeable and we had a reasonably priced coffee in the cafe. The shop was well... More 

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Thank Debbie J
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you Debbie, it is so nice to hear you enjoyed your visit and took part in our ongoing daily activities, stopped for a coffee in the tea room and bought a few souvenirs in the shop. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really surprised at just how good today has been! We loved it! Well thought out and so fantastic to be able to smooth the feathers of the owls, feed the goats, meerkats and emus! We all had such a lovely time. Thank you!

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Thank Sarah L
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks Sarah for taking the time to write a review, from your comments you had a lovely time with us feeding the animals and engaging with the owls in our owl encounters. We hope you will come back and see us again soon. More 

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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place this is. Very clean, tidy & the birds are beautiful as are the other animals. Really pleasant staff & very informative. Tea room has good variety of food & drinks. Thoroughly recommend this lovely place.

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Thank Sarah S
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you Sarah for your review, and we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. More 

Radstock
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114 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Comprehensive selection of Owls - Five Stars Informative commentary during the Flying Display - 4 Stars Food in the Café - very basic and NO GLUTEN FREE CHOICES ON OFFER -2 Stars £30.00 extra charge for a 30 minute handling experience - Expensive REMEMBER TO TAKE A LEAFLET FROM YOUR HOTEL _ £2.00 PER PERSON DISCOUNT WAS HONOURED

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Thank Rod B
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you Rod for your review. On your first point we franchise our tea rooms out and we will make sure they are aware of your comments and offer Gluten free in the future. We are a non profit making organisation and also a working sanctuary so rely on visitor numbers to keep running in our 27th year and offer... More 

Hayle, Cornwall, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yet another enjoyable visit my grand children loved it and a very reasonable cafe great value ,lovely day for people and children really pleasant staff and very helpful.

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Thank Davidwolstencroft
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you David we appreciate your comments and are pleased the staff looked after you. More 

Wroughton
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only expected to spend a couple of hours here but ended up spending most of the day. The staff that we spoke to are very knowledgeable about the owls and obviously enjoy their work and care about the owls and other animals in their care. The whole place is clean and tidy and the grandchildren enjoyed the outdoor play... More 

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Thank Peter M
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you Peter for your review. We have many visitors that are amazed with the full programme of events on offer, which are ongoing throughout the day and cater for all ages. We hope you will come back and visit us again soon. More 

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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last weekend I went to Screech Owl Sanctuary for the first time. It was really interesting. The staff were lovely, there was a good variety of birds with a full programme of displays and experiences. A great family day out!

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Thank Angela M
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

We are glad you had a lovely visit Angela and hope you will return to see us again soon. More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the advice of fellow hotel guests we took our nine year old grandson to this sanctuary. He just loved it and we could not drag him away until the venue closed at 5.00pm. Staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly and there were many other species as well as the owls. The obligatory mere cats, alpacas, racoons, goats to name... More 

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Thank a2jmockler
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. It is so nice to hear from guests how much their visit has been a holiday highlight and that young and old are catered for in all our activities. We do hope you will pass this on to other hotel guests and hope you will come... More 

Truro, England, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit today. An amazing team of knowledgeable staff and great animal encounters. Our children (and us) had a wonderful day, thank you, Screech.

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Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks Louise for your kind comments and we hope you will come back and visit us again soon. More 

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