Screech Owl Sanctuary

Screech Owl Sanctuary, St Columb Major: Hours, Address, Screech Owl Sanctuary Reviews: 5/5

Screech Owl Sanctuary
5
Nature & Wildlife Areas
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Owl Sanctuary & Animal Park based in Mid Cornwall. In our 31st Year of Rehabilitation, Conservation and Education for a wide range of owls and other animals. A small family run visitor attraction open daily 10am to 4pm with last entry at 3pm. Our hospital also cares daily for wild owls and other birds of prey who after a period of rehabilitation are released back into the wild.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Luke C
2 contributions
May 2022
Very good day out, the speaker Sara was very informative and was happy to answer any questions anybody had. Would highly recommend to anyone with interest in birds or other animals.
Written 12 May 2022
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Stacey-marie roots
Gravesend, UK654 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Popped in on the off chance, had a much better time than expected, great location and set up. Lots of great animals and animal feeds and flight displays to see
Written 2 May 2022
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Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you had a good time at the Sanctuary
Written 8 May 2022
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Beckiee
40 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
This surprised me a lot!

When we went we weren’t hugely sure what to expect, even more so with the bird flu cautions cornwall are taking. But we spent quite a few hours here.

From the moment we got there, we had raccoon talk, ostrich and alpaca talk, lemur talk, goat and meerkat talk. Which are repeated again in the afternoon. We also had two flying displays (one in morning and one in afternoon) which at the moment take place on the barn rather than outside. They also do owl talks outside too !

While we was here we got to feed the ostrich’s the alpacas & the goats! & at the end of the flying display they have an owl who flies to us and lands on us (with the glove on) we as adults got to do this as it was quite quiet but if busy I presume kids get priority so if as an adult you’d love this, go while kids are at school 🤣

My only feed back to the sanctuary is I wish they shared the stories of the owls / animals the have rescued as things like that interest me. Other than that, lovely lovely place !!
Written 30 April 2022
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Thank you for your feedback. We are working towards updating all our information boards with details of the owls and animals backgrounds and this information can also be found out via the talks and generally the staff are always willing to answer questions. We are glad that you found the Sanctuary a lovely place, just for reference and for other people reading this review we have Emus, which you can hand feed, and not Ostriches at the Sanctuary. Also with the interactive element of the flying display we aim to do a mix of all ages but not everyone is guaranteed the opportunity to have an owl land on the glove
Written 8 May 2022
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louisejd
Alvechurch, UK56 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
We had a fab visit here with our 9 year old daughter. The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable. The talks and displays were interesting and we had a great afternoon. Nice little play area and cafe.
Written 28 April 2022
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Thank you for your feedback, we love Merryn too ( don't tell the others!! ) We are please you had a fab visit to the Sanctuary
Written 8 May 2022
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_jamforbrains_66
manchester17 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Wonderful day out - us group of adults were encouraged to fly the birds and get involved in the demonstrations, not just for kids which was great

Staff friendly approachable and informative. Animals obviously well looked after and loved. Lots of variety and plenty to see. Lots of places to sit & rest.

Cafe food was great (toasties and veggie breakfast) and good value. Fantastic shop too!!

Thanks for a great day out
Written 26 April 2022
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Thank you for your review. It is good to hear you had a great day out at the Sanctuary, we aim to provide an interactive experience for all ages.
Written 8 May 2022
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lucybingham
Holmfirth, UK6 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We went this week (Easter school hols). The owls are amazing creatures and so are the lemurs and llamas and emus among other animals. It’s unbelievable that they have 82 owls there. The staff are so lovely and knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their jobs. We learnt so much from them. There is always a teaching to attend whether it’s a flight or a feeding and plenty of interaction opportunities with the animals too. So you can keep really busy and be educated all day or just dip in and out of the activities you fancy. With the young kids we missed a couple of talks and just played in the lovely play area by the cafe alongside the stalks and wallabies who seemed to just make lovely company with us and a fence between of course. Homemade cakes in the cafe looked delicious. The owls were talking back to us and the lemurs went crazy loud for just one short burst while we were there they were so amusing. Not that they should be performing to us but they just did their thing and was hilarious. Oh and the raccoons are adorable. So much nicer and calmer and enjoyable than a day at a theme park. We were tired at the end of the day after all the fresh air but was such a lovely day. We were lucky it wasn’t too busy so could access everything easily as we pleased. Thanks to all the staff and creatures there for all their hard work. We would like to book a visit inside with the lemurs which is something we were advised to do before our return visit.
Written 15 April 2022
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Thank you so much for your review and feedback. We are pleased to hear that you had an educational, interactive and enjoyable visit to the Sanctuary. We look forward to welcoming you back for a visit with the Lemurs.
Written 16 April 2022
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Katy A
Truro, UK1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
Really good day out, a safe friendly space for little ones to run around, older kids to explore independently and a great experience for adults too Staff are so friendly and knowledgeable, we all learned alot and made some lovely memories.
Written 12 April 2022
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Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you all had an education and enjoyable visit to the Sanctuary
Written 16 April 2022
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EmmaLiz39
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We had a lovely day at the Screech Owl Sanctuary. Staff were friendly, knowledgable and great with the children. We all learnt something new about wildlife, which is great. Easter quiz for the kids was good too. Would definitely recommend a visit. We spent 3 and a half hours there. Make sure you attend the talks and displays, it's what really makes the visit. Thanks for a lovely day!
Written 12 April 2022
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Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear that you had a lovely day out at the Sanctuary and enjoyed the quiz, and talks
Written 16 April 2022
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Simon W
5 contributions
Feb 2022
loved this place, if you love animals this place is for you, they really care for their owls and it shows with the staffs attitude
Written 7 April 2022
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Thank you for your review and feed back, we are glad you loved your visit
Written 12 April 2022
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Karen and Bryan N
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Family
What a fantastic day out! So many amazing animals & knowledgeable friendly people😋🦉 Always a place for a return visit.
Slight let down with some of the cafe food😔
Written 25 February 2022
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Thank you for your review, we are glad you had a fantastic day. Unfortunately during half term due to personal circumstances the tea room was running a reduced menu.
Written 4 March 2022
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