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Scottish Owl Centre

Zoos and Wildlife Parks, Indoor and Outdoor
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Location iconBathgate
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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!

Opening hours

Saturday to Sunday 11:30 - 14:00

February - March
Monday to Sunday 11:30 - 16:00

April - August
Monday to Sunday 10:30 - 17:00

September - October
Monday to Sunday 11:30 - 16:00

Saturday to Sunday 11:30 - 14:00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes



Polkemmet Country Park,
Edinburgh and Lothian,
EH47 0AD,

Phone number

01501 228184


General Admission
Adults: £7.50
Kids (3-15): £5.50
Concessions: £6.50
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £24.00


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