My day out: Screech Owl Wildlife Park

It can sometimes be hard to find places in Cornwall which are open before the Easter holidays. The Screech Owl Wildlife Park is open all year round and has won many tourism awards - so I thought it would be good to visit and get to know a little more about the attraction.

Being an award-winning Cornish attraction, I had high hopes for a great day out. I loved how quiet it was (although this was to be expected in March when the children were at school).

It’s not just owls here, there are other animals to see too such as meerkats, donkeys, emus, ponies, raccoons, goats, alpacas, ducks and geese. Unfortunately not all of these creatures were there when I visited due to the season.

Everyone can enjoy a day out here. I feel it is mainly aimed at families with children, but I also saw a lot of couples enjoying getting to know the animals too. I’m looking forward to visiting again with my family in the main season.

Top tips for visiting Screech Owl Wildlife Park:

  • Free parking is available onsite.
  • Make sure to check the itinerary on its website, as there is lots to do throughout the day.
  • I was quite happy sitting down by the lake with a cup of tea and taking in all the animals, which meant I spent nearly all day there. However, it is quite compact, so if you don’t want to get involved in some of the personal experiences or watch the flying display then you can probably cover most of the encounters fairly quickly.
  • Do not trust your satnav if using it to get there, as it will take you to a dead end road. Follow the road signs from the Newquay junction off the A30 instead.
  • The site is wheelchair friendly.

About the author: Emma is a holiday home manager, and visited the Screech Owl Wildlife Park in March 2019.