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Screech Owl Sanctuary

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Address: St Columb Major TR9 6HP, England
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+44 1726 860182
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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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Absolutely Top place to visit

The staff here are very passionate about the owls, meerkats and other animals here. There are regular flying displays where the individual personalities of the owls are shown. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff here are very passionate about the owls, meerkats and other animals here. There are regular flying displays where the individual personalities of the owls are shown. The cafe has a good selection of meals and there is a play park for children. There is shared parking for dog owners and disabled parking.

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

Hi Jo thank you for your visit and for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you had a great time with us and enjoyed all the interactive activities we offer and hope to see you again soon. More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a winter price £5.00, and was well worth this. All the staff we met were friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The flying display was informative, and it was great for the little ones to see the owls close up. The encounters with owls was great, and the staff brilliant with my 2 year old grandson. There is a... More 

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

Thank you very much Jane for writing us a review. We are so pleased you had a great time with us and look forward to seeing you again with your picnic. You may be interested in adopting one of our owls or animals which costs £60 and gives you 2 passes to come into the sanctuary for a year (which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This turned out to be the perfect remedy for a rainy day! As soon as we arrived we were greeted by a friendly staff member who gave us a flight demonstration with two beautiful owls. We even got to handle them ourselves. Straight after this another staff member took us round to feed the goats, racoons and an emu! It... More 

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

Thank you Nick for your review. We are so pleased you had a great time with us and had the chance to help feed up the animals as well. We hope you will come back and see us again soon. More 

Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place, decent prices, plenty to do for all ages, very educational and the owls are fantastic! We were in awe of them during the talks. The food was wonderful in cafe, and our two year old loved the park. Would definitely visit again

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

Thank you Ellis for your great review and it is nice that your little one enjoyed their visit as well. More 

Sutton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picked up a leaflet for here from the hotel lobby where we were staying and decided to pay a visit. We were only there for a few hours, but could easily have stayed longer. We were there in time for a flying display that took place on the lawn outside, but I understand that in bad weather they hold... More 

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

We are pleased you had a lovely time with us and really look forward to your return visit. Its also good to see our leaflets work well. thanks for your review. More 

Havant, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, lots of varied and interesting owls (and some other animals) to look at, with regular talks and flying displays. The birds and animals seem very humanely kept and looked after. The Only slight negative was the cafe. It was empty at 12:30, we asked to come in out of the drizzle to eat... More 

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

Glad you had a great afternoon with us. I will pass on your comments to the tea rooms for you . Thank you for your review. More 

Stoke
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute decision to call here on a wet windy day and so glad we did! So much more than we expected- got to stroke about 8 hand reared owls and learn loads about them. There are also meerkats, emus, goats and ponies! Warmed up in the cafe with some very good cake too! Didn't eat in there but saw... More 

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

Dear Shelly, glad you called in on the last minute for a visit. Visitors coming on a last minute decision seem to have the same reaction as you and like the sanctuary. we are also glad you liked the tea rooms and animals as well. Please come and visit again as we are always changing and there is always something... More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to get to from the A30 Newquay turning at the top of Hamburger Hill, follow the signs, park in the carpark. It is great because of the owls and the skill of the staff in getting visitors of all ages to get close to them. The flying display went on for ages and was awesome with owls gliding through... More 

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

Thank you John for taking the time to write a review and found us easy to get to from the A30. We are so pleased you took the time to sample all we have to offer from the flying displays to the tea rooms and look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

st austell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

kids love this place, love the bird flying displays and up and close encounters with the birds, loved seeing the baby meer cats, and learning about the animals especially the comical racoons.

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

Great to hear you and the kids had a lovely time with us and we hope to see you again very soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

We had a lovely time at the Screech Owl Sanctuary today, despite the cold weather. Although you can pay to have a 1:1 experience with the owls, we found the handlers were more than happy to let us stroke the owls during their talks, and it was nice to hear the stories from them about the individual owls. We had... More 

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

Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit. More 

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