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Scottish Owl Centre

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Fantastic Day out.

Decided to take grandson to see the owls. Staff very helpful,friendly and very informative. Looking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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Birthday treat

Very interesting flying display with 3 owls flying. Good food in the cafe. Gift shop not over... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fiona R
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Polkemmet Country Park, Whitburn EH47 0AD, Scotland
+44 1501 228184
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to take grandson to see the owls. Staff very helpful,friendly and very informative. Looking round the centre unaware of so many different types of owls. Some small some large,and I mean large. Had a meet the owls when we just arrived girls was great...More

1  Thank chalky7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting flying display with 3 owls flying. Good food in the cafe. Gift shop not over priced and I even adopted Tony the tawny owl. Great day out.

Thank Fiona R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visted here with a young person reasonable prices for a concession visit lots of different owls to see ,but some of the enclosures appeared quite run down and only the smallest of owls would have any space for a small flight. The display and info...More

Thank ggerrd688
scottishowlcentre, Owner at Scottish Owl Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. Keeping owls in captivity is always a compromise from freedom and the open air. Please be assured, I have traveled all over the country and abroad; our aviaries do afford all the birds free flight. Many places keep their birds...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic place to take the kids to learn, up close and personal with all the owls and staff extremely helpful, patient with young kids and of course caring for the birds well being

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw a roadside sign for this place between Edinburgh and Glasgow - and it was well worth the trip! Many of the owls were nesting and it was great to see some of the new owlets. I recommend taking a picnic and making the Owl...More

1  Thank Mimbleganger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mum is an avid owl lover and for her bday my sisters and I bought her a 1-1 hr experience of handling owls. We had never been here before but the directions are spot on. Plenty of parking, staff were very friendly and helpful...More

1  Thank Suzibeaton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're an owl lover like me, you will definitely enjoy this place. Owls from all around the world are gathered here. The center also offers the experience of interacting with an owl for an extra charge. I loved the visit.

Thank Athoub A
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

My little boy visited as part of his nursery school trip today we left very disapointed not by the birds who r beautiful and clearly looked after well the staff however lack both common courtesy and customer service.. 1 in particular demanded that i take...More

Thank weeshauna
scottishowlcentre, Owner at Scottish Owl Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

We're glad you appreciated all our beautiful owls and I'm sure the children did too. We do have barriers round the more aggressive owls but have followed guidelines and other zoos in deciding that these are not necessary everywhere. Instead we attach warning signs during...More

Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We had a thoroughly good experience at the owl centre. There’s plenty of owls to see. However to get full value for money I’d insist on being around to see one of the flying displays (included in entry fee). The times are on their website....More

2  Thank Robert T
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

What a place, only half an hour from Glasgow, situated in a lovely park, with a cafe and toilets, the staff are so welcoming and knowledgeable, something for everyone.....cant wait to go back

1  Thank June R
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Diane W
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Response from Philippa S | Reviewed this property |
Could be either. Can get round in a few hours of you don't read everything or there's a cafe and activities for kids if you want to make a day out of it.
Penny W
28 July 2015|
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Response from Colin C | Reviewed this property |
Flying displays happen inside so very unlikely it would be cancelled.
11 April 2015|
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Response from Jimmy C | Reviewed this property |
Long time since I was a child but when we were there youngsters were involved with staff in activities and there is an extensive play area with a chute inside the facility.