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Scottish Owl Centre

Scottish Owl CentrePolkemmet Country Park
Bathgate
Lothian
EH47 0AD
Telephone: 01586 554397

About

The Scottish Owl Centre has one of the largest collections of owls in the world, as well as a great adventure playground! With educational, physical and fascinating features it ticks all the boxes for a great day out with kids!

Top spot for the cuties is the Wee Owl World: even people who’ve always found them creepy will learn to love them here, with the smallest and prettiest varieties all housed together for maximum “awww!”.

The Boreal Forest, Owl of North and North Pole exhibits introduce you to the more majestic snowbirds and their environment: try spotting a white owl on an iceberg! There are also woodland walks and flying displays available, so plan your time wisely with so much to see!

The Fishing Owl Focus and Rainforest Realm introduce two more types of this wonderful bird, emphasising how vastly different an environment they prefer.

You can also get closer to home with the Best of British gallery, with the known and loved owls of the UK. There are daily flying demonstrations timetabled seasonally, and there’s even a mock up nest box you can crawl into and learn to speak Barn Owl! That’s a head turner, eh…

When you’ve learned all things Owl you can test yourselves in Professor Hoot’s Owl School interactive education area! If you do well and deserve it (or even if not) reward yourselves with a whizz down Shortie’s Chute, the super slide in the centre of the adventure playground!


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It may be worth checking out Scottish Owl Centre's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.


http://www.scottishowlcentre.com


We do strongly suggest you contact Scottish Owl Centre before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Opening Times:
February through November: Open 7 days a week
January and December: Booked groups / experiences only
April to August: 10.30am to 5pm
Flying Displays: 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm
Feb, March, September through November: 11.30am to 4pm.
Flying Displays: 12.30pm and 2.30pm.
Last entry 1 hour before closing!

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:
Adult: £7.50
Child (age 3 to 15): £5.50
Concessions: £6.50
Family (2+2): £24
Under 3s and Carers: Free
Owl Encounters:
£60 for 1 hour; £40 for half an hour; £10 per accompanying non-participant.

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Great day out

Myself and 4 year old son went to visit and had a great day. Its not very big but if you time it right to catch the displays and chick feeding you can spend a good 2 - 3 hours happily here. We cafe across the courtyard and a playground too. Weather permitting you can spend the day in the park. The owl centre permits you to come and go all day. Staff very friendly and helpful, reasonable prices and small gift shop.

Reviewed by Markthespark on 03/07/2016

Scottish Owl CentrePolkemmet Country Park
Bathgate
Lothian
EH47 0AD
Telephone: 01586 554397