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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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Awesome visit

The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly, and we were made to feel welcome. We were invited... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bodmin, United Kingdom
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We had high expectations based on the Tripadvisor reviews: There was indeed plenty of owls... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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St Columb Major TR9 6HP, England
+44 1726 860182
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly, and we were made to feel welcome. We were invited to stroke some of the owls. The owl display was fab, and we could feed some of the other animals. You could tell the staff really cared about...More

Thank Boddc
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had high expectations based on the Tripadvisor reviews: There was indeed plenty of owls however, after a while, they all started to look the same and I couldn't tell the difference betwen the western siberian eagle owl, the mid siberian eagle owl, and the...More

Thank Tommy_Peroni
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a lovely day out. All animals were well looked after and so entertaining. The display was enthralling and very informative. We had such a good day. The staff were very knowledgeable and careing. If you are down that way it is one place to...More

Thank Paxton D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Soooooo interesting and totally absorbing. The Owls were fascinating. Staff very helpful and knowledgable. Would definitely recommend a visit for all ages

Thank Crumby1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Every time I am in Cornwall on holiday, I never fail to visit this gold star attraction. This time I was on my own and felt comfortable as most of the staff remember me from previous visits. Every time I visit there is something new....More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Amazing and informative flying demo and and an opportunity to touch and see the owls close up

Thank merangue1234
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am a regular visitor to the owl sanctuary and try and go once a year as they do such a great job of caring and looking after their own owls as well as saving wild ones. This year I was treated for my 30th...More

Thank kat201581
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi Kat, really pleased you had a great half day experience with Rupert. I have passed on your lovely comments to Rupert for you and we are glad all your family and boy friend enjoyed their time with us also. look forward to your next...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted with a smile and could manouver a wheelchair round the park with no difficulty. The flying displays were really entertaining and we were able to get close to the birds and touch some. A good visit.More

Thank MillyYorkshire
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you Milly for visiting and for your review. We have done a lot of work recently making the site access better for wheelchair users so it is nice to hear that has been beneficial for you. We recently won a Bronze award for 'Access...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the owl sanctuary today, what and am amazing place, so well presented and looked after, owls look in the best of care and staff are very experienced and you can see they genuinely love their job, we saw the baby owls today which...More

Thank boostravel
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. You picked a good time to visit as we have hatched some Indian Scops Owls which are on display in the shop at the moment. They are very cute and have been getting...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my wife's choice of holiday activity and we really enjoyed seeing so many different owls at close hand. Having the opportunity to stroke some and see some flying was great. Some may not like the idea of captive animals, but once you realise...More

Thank Toby B
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks Toby for your review. We try to accommodate all our visitors both young and old and it is nice to hear visitors appreciate the work we do here with our captive bred rescue owls. We take in captive bred rescues from cruelty cases, ex...More

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Tracey A
We visited several weeks ago while on holiday in Devon, and while at the Meerkat enclosure, one of them came out carrying a baby Meerkat, even the keeper didn't know about any births until then. I was wondering how the baby is doing?
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
Sharon N
do you allow dogs on a lead?
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.
How long does a normal visit last?
7 January 2016|
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