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World of Owls

#1 of 7 things to do in Randalstown Features Animals
32 Mount Shalgus Lane | Randalstown Forest, Randalstown BT41 3LE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9447 2307
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Great way to spend an afternoon

Came from Bangor on Sun 18 June on a spur of the moment trip. My girlfriend had suggested this trip... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Andrew F
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Bangor, United Kingdom
via mobile
A most see - best day out in a long time

Didn't know this place existed we were out on a Sunday drive when we seen the sign and decided to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
elainedunbar35
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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 - 17:00
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

Came from Bangor on Sun 18 June on a spur of the moment trip. My girlfriend had suggested this trip and I was really glad she did. There is an amazing variety of birds on display and staff even took some owls out of their...More

Thank Andrew F
Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

What about us older volunteers? lol :) Thank you for your wonderful review, hope to see you again.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Didn't know this place existed we were out on a Sunday drive when we seen the sign and decided to check it out. I said to my husband I've never heard of it or anyone that's been there it is probably someone with 2 or...More

Thank elainedunbar35
Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, this was very kind of you.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard a parrot with a Northern accent - priceless! Really nice people with a true love and understanding of birds. Surprisingly nice place - wasn't expecting it to be so interesting. Great great location.

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

Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for bird lovers! Home to a range of different birds of prey but mainly different breeds of owls. Was welcomed by friendly staff who had a wealth of information regarding the species of birds and of the sanctuary itself! Recommend a visit to...More

1  Thank Dan M
Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your nice review.

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Was looking forward to this after reading some of the reviews, unfortunately we nust have went on a off day. Arrived to find noone around until we rung the bell. 10 minutes later a worked arrived..charged us an over the top £22.50 for 2 3...More

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

After discussing this with my staff and reviewing CCTV footage I have learned that you let your children go behind security barriers, shout, scream and hit the enclosures of our animals scaring them with no intervention from yourself. It is unfortunate that you had to...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

Called on Sunday to visit with my daughter and her friend. Nice place in the back end of nowhere but so peaceful! Lots of owls to look at. The staff in the office were very friendly and knowledgeable. There were two parrots in the office...More

4  Thank LindaLou1960
Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review

Reviewed 2 May 2017

After a visit to our daughters nursery by Mike and some of his fine feathered friends, my daughter wanted nothing more than to show her dad "Mr Mike and his Barn Owls". This is a quite treasure in the heart of the forest, just of...More

Thank pacman1373
Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Just back from a great afternoon at world of owls with the kids and beautiful walk in the forest. Mike is great really knowledgable and plenty of time for the kids. They are doing a great job keep up the good work! 👍

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

Thank you so much for your kind review

Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is an ideal outing for the whole family with the opportunity to see owls and other birds of prey up close. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable - you will not be disappointed!

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

Thank you so much for your kind review

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the world of owls for my sister in laws birthday, this place had so many owls, hawks, eagle's & many reptiles such as snakes, tarantulas and lizards...I also have to mention the two playful parrots aswell. The owner was very pleasant and friendly...More

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

Thank you so much for your kind review

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Amanda W
hi, how much is the owl experience?I can't seem to find this info on the website. Hoping to bring my three kids next weekend and think this extra option may be something they'd like. Thanks in advance.
13 April 2017|
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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
What is the nearest train station
1 April 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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Can you hold an owl?
18 November 2016|
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Response from Mike G | Property representative |
Hi, We have an Owl experience for an extra fee, all goes to aid the owls and animals in our care. Please check worldofowls. com if your answer is not there please feel free to email or call us.
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