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Screech Owl Sanctuary

Goss Moor, St. Columb. TR9 6HP
01726 860182
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Free parking. Level site; no steps; suitable for wheelchairs.

About Screech Owl Sanctuary

Based on the edge of Goss Moor nature reserve, Screech Owl Sanctuary is a haven for sick and injured owls. The team at this vital rescue and rehabilitation centre work tirelessly with birds in need of help before returning them to the wild.

Discover a fascinating insight into the lives of these majestic birds of prey, with close encounters, flying displays and talks from the experts. Home to almost 100 owls from 40 different species, this is a safe place for one of the largest collections of owls in the South West.

Cute meerkats, raccoons, wallabies and alpacas are are also part of the family at the Sanctuary, giving you a look into the daily lives of the charming residents at Screech. Learn more about our furry and feathered friends at this family-owned attraction.

Children roam free in the outdoor playground. Enjoy a home-cooked meal from the tearoom, or relax with an outdoor family picnic.

Seasonal opening

During winter, it is possible to visit Screech Owl Sanctuay from 10am to 3pm - there is no entry fee at this time, but donations are very welcome. There will be no programme of activities running during winter, and the cafe will be closed.

Screech Owl Sanctuary fully reopens in Spring 2022 - please refer to their website for full details of the dates they will be open in 2022.

Visiting with Dogs

Screech Owl Sanctuary cannot allow dogs into the visitor attraction - with the exception of assistance dogs - as they are zoo licenced.

What Visitors Say

"Fantastic sanctuary, really well run. The staff were lovely and very informative. Such an interesting, interactive and fun day out for any animal lover."
"An amazing place to go. Lovely staff, you can tell they really care for the animals. We got to sit and watch the flight display and they got the owls to fly onto the bench right next you. They do talks on the different animals. There is a nice cafe on site with nice food and there is a play area for children."
"A lovely day out, even in the rain! Loads of owls/animals to look at. Some great informative talks and flying displays. Staff are great and so knowledgeable. Wasn't expecting to spend long here at all and ended up staying for 4+ hours we loved it!"

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