World of Owls | Day Out With The Kids

World of Owls

Antrim, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

  • Horned owl at World of Owls in Antrim
  • Snow owl at World of Owls in Antrim
  • Owl sleeping at World of Owls in Antrim

Attraction Information

  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks icon Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Spend half a day with the family at World of Owls - a lovely  owl sanctuary at Randalstown Forest. Explore indoor and outdoor birds of prey displays, nature walks and see lots, and LOTS of owls.

Your kids will be fully entertained coming up-close with all the different types of owls -  World of Owls owns one of the largest collections in the UK. You’ll also come across other birds of prey, including eagles, hawks, falcons and vultures. There are some farm regulars like geese, ducks, chickens and turkeys to be spotted too. Up for a walk? You can even catch a glimpse of deer and rabbits in the forest.

Don’t expect a fancy zoo with lots of owl merchandise. World of Owls is a much more natural place - it’s charity-funded and the money’s spent on the wellbeing of the animals. Most of the feathery residents have been rescued, so take the time to hear some of their unique stories. The staff are very friendly and helpful, so any owl questions you may have, they’ll be happy to answer. 

  • One of UK’s largest collections of Owls
  • Northern Ireland’s only Owl, Bird of Prey & Exotic Animal Centre
  • Focus on the birds & not on the merch!


  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


32 Mount Shalgus Lane, Randalstown Forest, Antrim, County Antrim, BT41 3LE, Northern Ireland


Click here to visit World of Owls's website
07713 887551

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

March - October
Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

November - February
Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults: £5.50
Kids (3-15): £4.50
Concession: £4.50
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £18.00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

No dogs allowed

Guest suitability

Small stone path but manageable without much effort for most wheelchair users. Plenty of seats about for a rest.

Baby food facilities

There are baby food facilities available.