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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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Meerkat Magic!

A wonderful visit for any animal lover, and, indeed, perhaps the most magical place ever for any... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2016
Natalie T
Well worth a visit

We decided to visit the sanctuary on a dreary drizzly day. We were greeted by two lovely gentlemen... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2016
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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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Reviewed July 10, 2016

A wonderful visit for any animal lover, and, indeed, perhaps the most magical place ever for any meerkat lovers like myself. At an extra £30 (on top of your entrance fee), one gets to spend a little over 30 minutes within the meerkat enclosure, feeding...More

Thank Natalie T
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2016

Thank you Natalie for you kind comments, I remember taking you into the meerkat enclosure and introducing them to you. They were all over you and even standing on your shoulder for some great photo opportunities. This is our first season offering our animal experiences...More

Reviewed July 7, 2016

We decided to visit the sanctuary on a dreary drizzly day. We were greeted by two lovely gentlemen & a very cute baby owl! That made us feel very welcome immediately. All the staff were very knowledgably, there were 3 flying displays with different owls...More

Thank 973Irene
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2016

Thank you Irene for taking the time to write a review for us. We are sorry the weather was not kind to you but glad your day went so well and your husband managed to get some good photos. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed July 6, 2016

If you like owls and wildlife you should go here. Get there early because there are lots to see and good talks from the staff, as well as the flying displays. Volunteer for the flying display, it's brilliant. An excellent way to spend a few...More

Thank David24052709
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2016

Thank you David for your kind comments. Our first flying display is at 11 am with 2 others at 1.30 and 3.30 with different birds on each display, we also have animal encounters where you can help feed some of them. Please come back and...More

Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

A must visit when in Cornwall. The teams dedication is brilliant as is the valuable work they do to rehabilitate these beautiful birds. The educational work they do is valuable; do try and do a 1:1 session as this will not disappoint. An excellent experience...More

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Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2016

Thank you for your review and we hope you will return again soon.

Reviewed July 5, 2016

To make the most of the owl experience, rock up early and that way you get to enjoy the 11:00 a.m. talk - visit the animals and perhaps get some lunch before any queues. Each of the day's three talks involves different owls...and some of...More

Thank AMCVN
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so pleased you had such a great time here and took advantage of the QR code on our webpage which gives a discount of £2 per person. The picnic tables beside...More

Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

In this owl sanctuary you can see the owls at close range, in fact you can touch them as the ward helds the owl just in front of you. With every owl presented the ward informs you about its origin and other facts. There was...More

Thank Norwegian_visit
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2016

Thank you for your review and it is nice to hear from our visitors from all over the world. We try to cater for all our visitors young and old and near and afar so please tell your friends and families about us and we...More

Reviewed July 2, 2016

I bought a bird flying experience for my father-in-law, which he really enjoyed, the staff were lovely and very informative.

Thank Lynn G
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2016

Thanks Lynn for your nice review. As you know we can provide owl or animal experiences here at the sanctuary and we are thrilled your father-in-law had a lovely time.

Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited the owl sanctuary with our 8 month old daughter. It truly is a delightful place to see a fantastic array of owls. The flying display and "Close Encounters of the Owl Kind" are an excellent way to get close to the owls, we...More

Thank Zoë T
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are so pleased you had a great time with us.

Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We recently went to screeches on an impromptu visit whilst exploring the area as we've recently moved here. Entrance prices were cheap and not at all overinflated like most such attractions. We are so glad we took time out to visit it, the staff were...More

Thank Chickendippe
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2016

Thank you for coming to see us while exploring the area. As you obviously had such a great time please be aware we offer adoptions for our owls and animals where you will get 2 passes to come into the sanctuary for a year. We...More

Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

One again we enjoyed a great day out here, with my 3 year old daughter who loves owls. There are three flying displays every day where you get to see the owls and other birds flying. There are opportunities to stroke the Owls and feed...More

Thank SFunnell
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2016

Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased you and your daughter had a great time with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Tracey A
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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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