- 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 Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Toilets Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Pushchair Friendly
- 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
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
March - October
Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
November - February
Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
Kids (3-15): £4.50
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £18.00
1 hour before attraction closes
No dogs allowed
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.