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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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Hooting time

Deserving of greater patronage this remarkable collection of magnificent birds has seen better days... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
timeagain
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Northern Ireland
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Beautiful Birds and Great People

Today I met an owl who has been in Harry Potter and Game of Thrones, held a golden eagle who was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tyler B
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World of Owls is one of the largest most diverse collections of owls in the UK and Ireland. There is also other birds of prey, reptiles, insects & 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 the website for full details. 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 5 days ago via mobile

Deserving of greater patronage this remarkable collection of magnificent birds has seen better days but remains a must visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today I met an owl who has been in Harry Potter and Game of Thrones, held a golden eagle who was gentle as a lamb, and stroked the soft breast feathers of a finicky barn owl. A basic visit to World of Owls will get...More

Thank Tyler B
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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your nice words Tyler, enjoy the rest of your Anglo-Irish visit, was a pleasure meeting you.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here when I was much younger and enjoyed myself, however upon visiting years later I felt that the animals looked really depressed. The hawk that was tied to the tree stump was desperately trying to escape. There was a snowy owl that kept...More

Thank Jack M
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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am sorry you felt this way, i can assure you hand on heart that the animals are in good condition and we have 6 inspections a year to make sure it maintains. The Snowy Owl you talk of is a badly imprinted rescue and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great find...Met Mike and had some informative talks about the Owls and other subjects. Had the hands on with the Barn Owl with photos. Wish I could help there as he needs help. Needs a Carpenter to update the cages etc. As retired...More

Thank andykarczmarek
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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks for your kind words :)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited world of owls today and loved it. Very relaxing environment for the birds, classical music playing for them and friendly hard working staff. You can see the animals are very well cared for. My boyfriend had a picture taken with an eagle ,...More

Thank Emma D
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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thank you for your kind words, glad you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

I visited world of owls today and it was amazing! The family were all so lovely and took time to talk to us about different species. Mike gave us two feathers for good luck on the way out 😊 definitely recommend it!

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

you two girls were lovely to talk to with fantastic attitudes. Thank you.

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Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

We visited world of owls, I had booked the owl experience for Fathers day, we all really enjoyed it, both my father and husband was not disappointed, Mike was soo accomadating and couldnt be praised enough for sharing his knowledge and great stories behind each...More

Thank Ciara L
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

Spent a couple of hours here on a Sunday morning. The birds are incredible and it's great to see so many breeds up close. Mike and his team gave us the 'owl experience' so we got to hold 3 different birds; two owls and an...More

Thank David W
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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

Thank you so much for your very kind words. Really kind.

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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner Evan visited World of Owls over the Bank Holiday weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We wanted to get away from the coast where we live and do something a little different. World of Owls was perfect. We saw the beautiful...More

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Thank you so much, we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for your kind words.

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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

1  Thank TheSensationalSean
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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

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

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Luke C
December 10, 2017|
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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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Amanda W
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Response from Diane H | Reviewed this property |
£5.50 per adults and kids/oap were £4.50.
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Sandra E
April 1, 2017|
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Response from Mike G | Property representative |
Unfortunately it would be Antrim Station a good bit away.
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