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Published May 23rd 2020
Listen for the sounds of owls
Screech Owl Sanctuary was founded in 1990 by Carolyn Screech and born out of a childhood passion for these beautiful creatures. She has built up the sanctuary to care for sick and injured owls until they could be re-released into the wild in Cornwall.

They work with other sanctuaries and zoos to breed many species of owl to help rebuild the wild population in areas where they have been declining.

Each day, they have a range of activities providing an opportunity to educate the public about all the animals they look after and exercise many of the owls. These take place at:

10 am - Owl Close Encounters
11 am - Flying Displays with several different owls
11.40 am - Animal Encounters
Noon - Owl Close Encounters
2 pm - Flying Display with different owls
2.40 pm - Animal Encounters
3 pm - Owl Close Encounters

Whether you visit in the morning or afternoon, there's always something on. Depending on the weather, they may have displays in an indoor area.

The owls on display are from Britain, Europe, Africa, America, Asia, New Zealand and West India. They care for over 120 birds and along with the owls, you will find alpacas, emus, tawny frogmouth, meerkats, pygmy goats, racoons and miniature shetland ponies.

They have many owls that have been hand-reared for educational purposes, and if you want to get up close, they have a range of different hands-on sessions available starting from 35.00. Pre-booking is recommended during busy times to avoid disappointment.

Half-day and full-day falconry courses are available here which involve one on one sessions with their falconer and should be booked at least four weeks in advance. There is an onsite tearoom that serves excellent coffee and caters to different dietary requirements with vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Near the cafe is the children's play area which has a good range of play equipment they can run around in, while you enjoy a drink at the nearby picnic tables.

Access to the sanctuary and the paths around it have been made wheelchair friendly, including disabled parking near the entrance making it easy for everyone to visit.

You could enjoy a good few hours here. The entry price is comparable to many of the other attractions in the area with the bonus of helping animal conservation.
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Why? Learn about Owls and help save them
When: 10am - 5pm
Phone: 01726 860182
Where: Goss Moor, nr. Indian Queens, Cornwall, UK. TR9 6HP
Cost: Youth & Adult (15 ) 12, Child (3-14) 9, Toddler (under 3) Free, Concessions 11, Family Ticket 2 Adults & 2 Children 36
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