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World of Owls

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If you are into your wild lift this is the place to go the birds are just lovely and the staff are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pauline M
World of owls at carrickfergus castle

One of the best experiences I’ve ever had, the owls and bird of prey were beautiful and knowledge... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
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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...more
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Upsetting to see so many owls caged up in confined areas. Owls that should be in the Sahara or Thailand sitting on a branch looking miserable in our cold rainy weather. We’ve no right to do this to such beautiful birds. One snowy owl was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Why did you even bother coming, you obviously knew you wern't coming to the Sahara or Thailand, this is Northern Ireland. If you even bothered to do a little research into our background before writing such drivel you would have learned that all out animals...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are into your wild lift this is the place to go the birds are just lovely and the staff are so nice and very helpful

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and lovely words.

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

One of the best experiences I’ve ever had, the owls and bird of prey were beautiful and knowledge and entertainment of the handler was great. Will definitely be visiting the randalstown forest world of owls very soon

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thank you so much. It was fun. I love what i do and i love Carrickfergus Castle venue

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Mike, Eli and the whole team give you an experience you’ll never forget. This is a gem of a place that needs support to ensure that the fantastic work these guys do continues, not only for the experience for customers but to help with the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Thank you York Raptors, I feel exactly the same about your centre and would never miss an opportunity to visit with you if i am close by. Thank you.

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved visiting the owls and birds of prey. It was pouring it down but Mike brought out two owls especially for our little 15 month old son who thought they were fascinating. Totally would recommend the world of owls to our family and friends....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you so much for your nice words. We try when we can. Your wee sons face made it all worth while.

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We are just on the way back from a trip to the World of Owls centre. We have been travelling the North for a few days now, and have seen and done all the usual attractions and World of Owls has been our favourite by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thanks Ciara for such a wonderful review. I think you where the guys from Cork? If so please add us to Facebook as we would all love to see the pictures of your new member of your family. Take care. Mike

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely time at the World of Owls today! The staff were very friendly and knowledgable. The birds of prey were all stunning and I was lucky enough to hold one! Thank you for a great day out! We would definitely recommend a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review Natalie.

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

During our trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland, I would have never thought one of my best experiences would be at a bird conservatory. One of the best parts was Mike, who even though he was hard at work, took the time to educate, tell...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

It was a pleasure meeting you guys. Always great to have nice visitors. Thank you so much for your very kind review. It was my absolute pleasure. GO EAGLES (i remembered you supported them)

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Really good day. Mike is a barrel of fun. Would definitely recommend. It is well sign posted. There is a large variety of owls. It's very interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Thank you so much for your very kind review, its always a pleasure to meet lovely genuine people.

Reviewed 3 September 2018

My boyfriend loves birds so I wanted to treat him to World of Owl's 'Owl experience'. The centre was amazing, so rural and had so many different birds and breeds of owls! I would definitely recommend paying the extra dollars on the owl experience!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Thank you for your very kind review, it was a pleasure meeting you guys.

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Luke C
10 December 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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Response from Diane H | Reviewed this property |
£5.50 per adults and kids/oap were £4.50.
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Response from 131MikeG | Property representative |
Unfortunately it would be Antrim Station a good bit away.
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