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World of Owls

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Address: 32 Mount Shalgus Lane | Randalstown Forest, Randalstown BT41 3LE, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
+44 28 9447 2307
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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World of Owls is the largest most diverse collection of owls in the UK and...

World of Owls is the largest most diverse collection of owls in the UK and Ireland. There is also other birds of prey, reptiles, insects & many other animals to see. There is a small children's play park, tea, coffee and light refreshments available, gift shop and it is wheelchair accessible. Please visit our website for full details. worldofowls It is a voluntary registered charity with all the staff working for no reward to look after the animals and educate the guests. It is a licensed and regulated zoo but not government funded. It is rustic and rural and the vast majority of the animals there have been rescued.

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1st time here

Called on Sunday to visit with my daughter and her friend. Nice place in the back end of nowhere but so peaceful! Lots of owls to look at. The staff in the office were very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to this after reading some of the reviews, unfortunately we nust have went on a off day. Arrived to find noone around until we rung the bell. 10 minutes later a worked arrived..charged us an over the top £22.50 for 2 3 year olds, 2 adults and an over 60. Wouldnt normally care only for the empty... More 

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this review

After discussing this with my staff and reviewing CCTV footage I have learned that you let your children go behind security barriers, shout, scream and hit the enclosures of our animals scaring them with no intervention from yourself. It is unfortunate that you had to give us a bad review because my staff asked you to remove your children away... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called on Sunday to visit with my daughter and her friend. Nice place in the back end of nowhere but so peaceful! Lots of owls to look at. The staff in the office were very friendly and knowledgeable. There were two parrots in the office and it was nice to get up close to them. They are noisy lol (the... More 

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review More 

Lisburn, N. Ireland
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a visit to our daughters nursery by Mike and some of his fine feathered friends, my daughter wanted nothing more than to show her dad "Mr Mike and his Barn Owls". This is a quite treasure in the heart of the forest, just of the beaten track in a little piece of heaven. The setting is magical, the volunteers... More 

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this review

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just back from a great afternoon at world of owls with the kids and beautiful walk in the forest. Mike is great really knowledgable and plenty of time for the kids. They are doing a great job keep up the good work! 👍

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is an ideal outing for the whole family with the opportunity to see owls and other birds of prey up close. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable - you will not be disappointed!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the world of owls for my sister in laws birthday, this place had so many owls, hawks, eagle's & many reptiles such as snakes, tarantulas and lizards...I also have to mention the two playful parrots aswell. The owner was very pleasant and friendly and had so much knowledge and enthusiasm about these birds, we even got to hold... More 

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Newry, Northern Ireland,
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Wonderful place for all ages. Staff are very friendly and the interaction particularly with the children was amazing. Beautiful location. A great variety of owls, other birds of prey, reptiles, spiders. One of the best places to visit in Northern Ireland!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My name is Krystal, I am a Take Me Out Girl 2017. My Favourite Movie is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. You can Find Them at World of Owls in Randalstown, I fell in Love with Gryff (the eagle) my Thunder Bird!!!! He is straight from that movie. He is Magnificent, absolutely Mystical. His wings are soo Powerful... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Wow, an amazing collection of owls and other birds of prey, as well as reptiles, insects and two very cheeky parrots! We spent a couple of hours here today, our daughter had a ball taking some fabulous photographs of these beautiful creatures up close. Staff were very friendly, owner took the time to talk to us even though he was... More 

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful words. We do have an incredible enthusiastic, passionate team for which we are so grateful for. More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Maybe I'm biased but I love looking at nature. This place has it all with a good number of Owls and other Birds of Prey. The staff are all friendly and knowledgable. My kids loved it. We even got to meet a film star, Harley the Owl who has been in Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, Game of Thrones... More 

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