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Festival Park Owl Sanctuary

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A hidden gem, well worth a visit

Great place to visit and you can even hold the birds, FREE entry so please make a donation as they... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
leightonrees
Excellent afternoon venture

Very educational with friendly, knowledgeable staff. Very child friendly. Some of the owls are... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Katrina C
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All reviews birds of prey free entry owl sanctuary festival park lovely place well worth a visit beautiful birds hidden gem on display no charge run by volunteers free attraction a hoot shopping centre minute walk little girl answer any questions
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit and you can even hold the birds, FREE entry so please make a donation as they rely on them , we were really pleasantly surprised.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank leightonrees
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Very educational with friendly, knowledgeable staff. Very child friendly. Some of the owls are brought out to interact with visitors making it an extremely interesting and fascinating experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Katrina C
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Good for something different, especially to break up a walk in the park or a shopping trip at the garden festival

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Neil S
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Visited today with my 7 year old daughter. We got to hold a barn owl and a screech owl which she was pleased about. We met the owner Malcom who is a lovely man and really makes you feel welcome! Please donate as much as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Being the only owl Sanctuary in South Wales this place is certainly worth the time an effort to go visit. It's a hidden gem in the country side that offers a different experience to most activities in the area, and best of all it's free!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank G W
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

An amazing place, run by the modest Malcolm who has developed this sanctuary purely with passion. The amount of volunteer support is evidence of the very altruistic nature of this place. Free to enter but would heavily recommend a donation, you are greeted by friendly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Edcsjohn
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Always good to spend half an hour or so at this special attraction. My little girl (4) loves it! She can even hold one or two of the birds while wearing a gauntlet. Very interesting, I visit quite regularly.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JohnF6347
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We visited today with our 2 year old and she got to stroke a barn owl. Amazing to think these birds have been rescued and being rehabilitated if needed. The volunteer took time to tell us about barn owls. The eagle owls were quite literally...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ge0Jane
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Fantastic day had by our members at the amazing Owl Sanctuary! We would highly recommend this wonderful rescue to home educators. The volunteers were outstanding, highly knowledgeable and engaging with the children, going above and beyond. It’s take a special kind of person to stand...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ErikaL1545
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I was shopping in the shopping centre and the Owl Santuary had some birds there for shoppers to see. When I could walk I visited the Santuary down below and it was worth the effort. All parents should take their children to see them, a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Andreea M
5 May 2018|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
I would give them a ring - you have probably been by now..
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fazroy141
1 July 2016|
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Response from Cath G | Reviewed this property |
Festival park, Ebbw vale. Go to the shopping centre car park, turn right past the play centre for the kids and keep walking down to the owls.
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