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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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Brilliant!

Highly recommend this place to anyone! The members of staff are lovely, helpful and informative... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christine L
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Truro, United Kingdom
Just wanted a coffee but not allowed

While I can see this venue wants paying guests it is missing a trick. At Paradise park you can... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
oink0880
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Portishead, England
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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.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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St Columb Major TR9 6HP, England
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+44 1726 860182
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Highly recommend this place to anyone! The members of staff are lovely, helpful and informative. The owls are stunning. Watching them fly, getting to stroke them, listening to beautifully constructed speeches about them and being able to get pretty much any question answered. The tea...More

Thank Christine L
Reviewed 4 days ago

While I can see this venue wants paying guests it is missing a trick. At Paradise park you can visit the café and gift shop without access to the park. Now the Owl sanctuary is right on the Goss Moor cycle trail which is a...More

1  Thank oink0880
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We appreciate that there are no facilities on the Goss Moor trail for refeshments, but unfortunately being a Zoo licensed organisation it is impossible to give entrance to passers by as you would have to come into our park to use the cafe (which is...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Only stayed for a couple of hours and that was enough to see the whole site. They do flying displays,close up viewing of some owls and there are several pens with owls from all over the world. The whole area looked clean and tidy and...More

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had a really wonderful day out at Screech yesterday with my husband and some friends. One of the main reasons for going was to help overcome my bird phobia a bit more and the sanctuary were brilliant in helping me achieve this wish. A...More

1  Thank Kate L
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Kate I remember you well and I am so pleased you had a pleasant experience and this helped to overcome your phobia of birds. As you will now realize owls are very gently creatures and very relaxing to be around. I will let Rupert...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visit twice in a week! Once you've bought a ticket we could have a free return which was great, so much to see and do, there are all the owls including interaction, a small zoo section of other animals, a great children's play area...More

Thank Gill C
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Gill for your review and visit which sounds like you all had a great time. Our free return for full paying visitors within seven days has also proved popular and we are pleased you took advantage of this. The play area and tea...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited with our two grandchildren, aged 2 yrs and 21 months. They loved meeting the owls and the flying displays and informative talks even at their young age. The sanctuary is well maintained and well set out with many birds of prey as well...More

Thank Smudger453
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for a great review and we are so pleased you all enjoyed your visit and that you enjoyed our animal encounters. Our outdoor play area is also popular with our visitors and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our 2nd visit with our oldest granddaughter who likes owls. Lots of different owls from all over the world. The talks and demonstrations from the keepers and owls up to 3 times a day is very interesting.

Thank Christina F
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much Christina for your visit and review. It is nice to hear from returning customers how much they enjoy their second visit and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit with young children (in our case 6 and 4 years). Animals were wonderful and seemed happy and well looked after. Great way to spend a morning or afternoon.More

Thank LondonCC
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us and we are delighted you and your family enjoyed your visit so much. We try to entertain all our visitors (young and old) and look forward to seeing you again when...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing family business this is a must for the family amazing animals and good play area with everything for the family you can even pay extra to feed some of the animalsMore

Thank jacksamuelTruro
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much Jack for your review, we are delighted you had a great time with us. Our family business has been running for 27 years and it is so nice to hear from locals how much they enjoy it here and don't forget...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First impressions were that this was quite a small attraction that wouldn't take much time to get around but we were happy to be proven wrong on this. Pay attention to the encounter/demonstration schedule when you arrive and try to plan your visit around these...More

1  Thank AF449
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for writing this review and we are so pleased you came along and visited us. Our activities are ongoing throughout the day so as you mentioned it is wise to plan your visit so as not to miss any of the...More

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Tracey A
19 October 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
28 August 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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NorthernVeggieMonkey
7 January 2016|
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Response from smudger565 | Reviewed this property |
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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