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Screech Owl Sanctuary

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Educational & Engaging

We loved our visit to this sanctuary and enjoyed feeding the emus, alpacas and pygmy goats. Both... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JudyJHWeb
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Great place

My first visit today and it was fantastic, unfortunately I couldn’t stay more than 3 hours but will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chubbz2014
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Dorchester, 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.
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St Columb Major TR9 6HP, England
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+44 1726 860182
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved our visit to this sanctuary and enjoyed feeding the emus, alpacas and pygmy goats. Both the animal and owl encounters were great fun and the staff were passionate about the animals and very informative. We learned so much about raccoons and meerkats! It...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first visit today and it was fantastic, unfortunately I couldn’t stay more than 3 hours but will come back one day for a longer time. There is plenty to do with 3 lots of flying displays with the staff member telling us lots of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here as a family as we all have an interest in birds of prey. There was so much to see from all the owls to the animals (including meerkats and racoons) and we enjoyed the talks from the keepers on the animals. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unsure about what to do on a less than sunny day, we decided on Screech Owl Sanctuary. I thought it might just be for kids. I couldn’t have been more wrong. We had a highly informative and interesting time. We got up close with lots...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ElleSouthampton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adopted Owl at Xmas, First Visit, excellent in every respect, knowledgeable and welcoming staff, beautiful animals , clean tidy and GREAT.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank hugofirst586
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Hugofirst, thank you for your great review and that you are making the most of your adoption. Do'nt forget with your adoption two of you can come in free as many times as you want through out the year, so see you soon lol

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Sanctuary was amazing! Got to meet and touch lots of amazing animals! Lovely little couple of hours out! There for around 2 1/2 hours so not a day trip but definitely go if you are in the area! Dog and child friendly!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 4mb3r_98
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great five star review for the Sanctuary. We look forward to your return visit when you are in the area. Kind regards Tom

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic day out , so many different owls , fantastic displays and lots of benches for people to sit , staff are enthusiastic and very helpful , hands on and intervention , you must go , highly recommended , there’s cafe and play area ,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 979pollyann
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

WOW 979pollyann, what a lovely review of the Sanctuary, glad you enjoyed your visit and see you again we hope soon x

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful owls and other lovely animals to see, and staff were so friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. They do a lot of great work saving poorly owls too. Being able to get so close to the birds was really special, thank you.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank snazzy_caz
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear snazzy, thank you for your great review on your visit to the Sanctuary. Please come and visit us again soon.

Reviewed March 18, 2019

We visited here on a wet windy march day, and it was amazing, our last and best day in Cornwall. The place is amazing, all animals have lovely enclosures and are well looked after, it is clear the animals are the first priority, if they...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LittlemissLL
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well LittlemissLL, you about have said everything lol. Thank you so much for your great review and pleasing you found the Sanctuary exciting and see you soon i hope.

Reviewed March 17, 2019

Daughter bought me a Owl meeting experience for my birthday as a surprise, certainly was, enjoyed every second, handling the Owls while being spoken to by a chap who obviously loved and knew what he was saying and doing. My grand kids even in the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Leonard C
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Leonard, thank you for your great review and we are pleased you enjoyed your handling experience. I will pass on your comments to the person who took you on your experience for you and we hope you will return again soon.Shame about the weather...More

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Slimmingworldmom
May 13, 2018|
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Response from Carolyn S | Property representative |
We are open every day and further information can be found on our webpage.
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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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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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