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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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Gluten free lunch an added bonus

This was my wife's choice of holiday activity and we really enjoyed seeing so many different owls... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Toby B
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Lots to do

The staff couldn't be more helpful or knowledgeable. All were friendly and passionate. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Louise S
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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St Columb Major TR9 6HP, England
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+44 1726 860182
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 2 days ago

The staff couldn't be more helpful or knowledgeable. All were friendly and passionate. The enclosures were clean and well maintained. Lots of interaction and things to do. Wasn't expecting much but it really is a little gem.

Thank Louise S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited this morning, what a fantastic place it is. The staff are very knowledgeable and quite obviously care deeply about the animals in their care. The highlight for us was Joe the owl (the main feature of the flying display) who decided he was going...More

Thank Arlene M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited Screech Owl Sanctuary on a recent visit to Cornwall. On entrance to the sanctuary, we were met with a smile and good morning, when we had paid (£10 for adults), we were handed our receipt and told that should we wish to, we could...More

Thank PocketDragon87
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. It is always nice to hear how much visitors enjoy there time with us and making the day extra special with a handling session. Rupert is very good with talking to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went with my dad to Screech Owl Sanctuary and I haven't been there for about 20 years! I must say I was pleasantly surprised and would defo recommend anyone who has a spare morning or afternoon to visit! We went on a rainy day...More

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

Thank you Amy for your review. We are so pleased you did come back and see us even after 20 years as there has been so many changes and additions since your last visit. Our aim is to give all our visitors a special time...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We came by the owl sanctuary by accident because we were looking for a bike rental but we decided to stay. Although there were just 7 people there (me, my boyfriend and a family of 5), the team pulled all the stops: animal feeding (they...More

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

Thank you for coming along and visiting, we are so pleased you decided to come in and that you had such a lovely time. We hope you will come back again when next in the area.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My partner and I visited this great sanctuary on Monday 15th May whilst on holiday in nearby St Austell. Kay was the young man who introduced us to the owls that we could come into contact with. He was friendly and very knowledgeable and could...More

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

Hi Julie, thank you for a lovely review and we are pleased you really enjoyed your visit. Kay is pleased you have mentioned him and the hard working team and said it was his pleasure and hopes you will come back for a visit again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit with our 5 and 2 year who absolutely loved it!!! They loved all the animals and our 2 year old was chuffed to bits as he got to stroke an owl. There is a lovely park and tea room very reasonably...More

Thank HOOPER676
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and it is lovely for the children to get up close and touch the owls. It is also good to hear that the tearoom is reasonably priced as we do aim to make family visits more affordable. I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our day here, highly recommend anyone to visit. The kids had lots of fun and learnt loads too.

Thank DCS11222
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing us a review, we are so pleased you had a great time with us and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent diversity of owls, other birds and a few other animals too. We were able to stroke the owls and watch them fly. My son got to fly a Tawny Owl. The guide was very informative too. A great day out.

Thank RAB0333
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Your son was very pleased to have an owl fly to him during one of our flying displays. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

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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?
20 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
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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.
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NorthernVeggieMonkey
How long does a normal visit last?
7 January 2016|
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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
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