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World of Owls

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32 Mount Shalgus Lane | Randalstown Forest, Randalstown BT41 3LE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9447 2307
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Lovely experience

We spent about two hours here and it was great. Seeing all the different breeds of owls and... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
TheSensationalSean
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Dublin, Ireland
Interesting day!

This is a wonderful idea if you are looking to spend 1-2 hours out! You get to visit the variety of... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Johanna d
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World of Owls is the largest most diverse collection of owls in the UK and Ireland. There is also other birds of prey, reptiles, insects & many other animals to see. There is a small children's play park, tea, coffee and light refreshments available, gift shop and it is wheelchair accessible. Please visit our website for full details. worldofowls It is a voluntary registered charity with all the staff working for no reward to look after the animals and educate the guests. It is a licensed and regulated zoo but not government funded. It is rustic and rural and the vast majority of the animals there have been rescued.
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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32 Mount Shalgus Lane | Randalstown Forest, Randalstown BT41 3LE, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9447 2307
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

We spent about two hours here and it was great. Seeing all the different breeds of owls and learning about their varying traits was fascinating, but Harley the celebrity owl was the highlight. Mike was a warm, welcoming host too. It's clear that kids will...More

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. Hope to see you again soon. Mike :)

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful idea if you are looking to spend 1-2 hours out! You get to visit the variety of owls they have, take a look at the hawks and ducks and if you’re up to it you can even go for a walk...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Just spent a fantastic morning here with my fiancée. Great to see such a diverse collection with fantastic enrichment in the enclosures. Many a zoo could take notes from this. Mike is so enthusiastic and happy to share his knowledge and answer any questions you...More

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Thank you very much for such kind words, we do our best with what little we have. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Had a great hour seeing all the different types of owls,, I did not know there was soo many types, great to see up close,, our children loved it and had a great time, also the staff are very friendly and helpful, would recommend highly

Thank derrydermoy
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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thank you for your kind words, glad you enjoyed the experience

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

We decided to have a day out and came across the World of Owls. It was a nice wee place with very helpful and friendly staff. There was a surprising variety of animals in display and they seemed well looked after. We particularly enjoyed the...More

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Thank you Nadia, we also enjoyed talking to you and Dylan. Thank you for your kind words.

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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Myself and 3 friends attended recently and found World of Owls to be very informative and interesting. We were able to meet Harley and Bowie the owls and learn a bit more about them. All staff were friendly and happy to answer any questions we...More

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed the experience. :) Hope to see you again,

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here this afternoon. The setting in the beautiful forest, right beside a deer enclosure, was lovely! Gave the place a very wild authentic feeling. We spoke to a few of the volunteers who were full of knowledge about the...More

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Thank you for your very kind words, hope to see you again.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Thank you Mike and your family for the lovely time with the animals and all the information you provided us with. We really enjoyed our visit and learning all about the owls! I was so excited to learn about the superstar you harbor, but Sprocket...More

1  Thank Kate B
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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Thank you for your very kind words, hope to see you again sometime soon.

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Reviewed February 7, 2018

We visited World of Owls in June last year and this place is a small gem in the countryside. We were greeted by friendly staff and spent 2 hours with the owls and got to see many different species and even got an up close...More

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Thank you for your very kind words, hope to see you again sometime soon.

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Reviewed January 19, 2018

I took my niece to a Harry Potter event in Carrickfergus Castle and went to see the owl display put on by World of Owls. The display was very engaging and my niece loved it. I appreciated the fact that they looked after their animals...More

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Thank you for your very kind words, hope to see you again sometime soon.

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Luke C
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Response from GHBoxer | Reviewed this property |
Hi Luke, I am sorry I do not know the answer to any of your questions. I visited by car and I am not a part of the centre administration. However, the staff are very helpful and if you were to contact them I sure they... More
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£5.50 per adults and kids/oap were £4.50.
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Response from Mike G | Property representative |
Unfortunately it would be Antrim Station a good bit away.
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