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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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Great place to spend a few hours

Wife and I visited following a recommendation from a friend. So glad we did! Spent a few hours... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ianh26
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
via mobile
A Fab Family Day Out

We have visited Screech several times now with and without grandchildren and have never been... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carol B
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • 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 yesterday via mobile

Wife and I visited following a recommendation from a friend. So glad we did! Spent a few hours mainly watching the bird displays (1:30pm and 3:30pm). Arrived just as the first was starting. Great view of different owls with plenty of information given. Wandered round...More

Thank Ianh26
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have visited Screech several times now with and without grandchildren and have never been disappointed,very friendly atmosphere Its not just about Owls let me say firstly although that Is the primary theme, the bird flying displays are great and informative, there are many other...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We've been in the Devon/Cornwall area for over a week, and have done most of the big attractions by now. This was absolutely by light years our favourite (and the others were excellent too). The staff were all lovely and clearly passionate about their jobs....More

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Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Sharon for your kind review. We are delighted to hear that we can compete with some of the big attractions and do our best to see that all our visitors have a unique experience while visiting. You planned your visit to take in a...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited yesterday and were impressed at the large number of owls they have here. The children play park was also good although it was raining. The flying of the owls was also good and informative but was indoors because of the rain. Staff were...More

Thank BudgetAirportGLW
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your comments and we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. Being zoo licensed we have to comply with all aspects of welfare and accommodation for all of our owls and animals and as you have stated birds do molt and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited on Wednesday and were really impressed by the number of birds and the amount of knowledge the keepers had on the animals. We both really enjoyed the close encounters area being able to learn a bit more about each animal. The day we...More

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

Thank you so much Adam for your kind comments and review. We are finding a lot of our visitors are taking advantage of our 7 day return pass where they can drop in again on their way home from their holiday in Cornwall. We have...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This lovely sanctuary is home to more species of owl than I knew existed. We were able to get close to some of the owls and watched a lovely flying display. The staff were very knowledgeable and while naturally the welfare of their feathery and...More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. You have summed up your visit very well and taken the opportunity to participate in all our ongoing activities and even got to feed our Raccoons. They have proved very popular and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Well off the beaten track but worth the trip, many owls from all over the world with maps to explain about them, other animals as well......excellent for children as well as adults. The flying displays were very good, the handler was informative. I loved Kookie...More

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

Thanks Trevor for taking the time to write a review and you loved our Kookaburra 'Kookie' performing in one of our 3 flying displays. We are right beside the A30 main road so not sure which direction you came in from but we are glad...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous few hours spent here! An excellent display by a really knowledgable handler and other animals as well as owls including ponies, donkeys and meerkats to see close up. A great place to bring your children but we had a great time as two adults!!...More

Thank 329lucyj
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the review and that your visit was very enjoyable. We have just built an all weather barn where we can fly our big eagle owls in the poor weather so our programme of events still run continuously throughout the day. We hope you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not particularly easy to find, although the satnav coped OK. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. There is a large variety of owls, from all over the world. They all have names and each has a map showing its home area in the...More

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

We are sorry to hear you found us hard to find as we have brown signs from the main A30 which runs alongside the sanctuary, but we are delighted you came in and had such a great time with us. You took the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great afternoon out and fab park for the kids. Reasonably priced food inthe cafe and lots to do. The owl flying demo is very impressive.

Thank wsmorrisuk2015
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you had a great time with us and look forward to seeing you again.

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Tracey A
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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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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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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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