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  • Penny Clayden (Friday, December 02 22 10:28 am GMT)

    We had the best day with the beautiful owls, Darwin was informative & fun & the whole experience was a joy, if you love owls it’s a must do. Thank you

  • Penny Clayden (Thursday, December 01 22 09:25 pm GMT)

    A brilliant experience, Darwin made the day so enjoyable, he was informative & fun & the owls were amazing, the small groups make it feel very personal, thoroughly recommend it

  • Terry and Sharon Ryan (Monday, August 15 22 07:38 pm BST)

    We had a fantastic day with Sandra and Darwin they made us feel welcome from the minute we arrived till we left not visitors but friends, we took our two grandchildren with us as a special surprise while we were on holiday in the area .Sandra and Darwin are passionate about their owls and want everyone to share their knowledge and love for the owls, it is also a privilege to be the only people there as they only do 1 booking a day so you are not rushed and can spend time to get to know the owls you hold the grandchildren loved it, Sandra is also keen to show people round her garden where her owls are kept they are extremely well looked after as all their aviaries are tailored to their needs . Thankyou once again for a brilliant day out , one that will leave us with lots of memories to treasure Terry Sharon, Mollie and Nieve

  • Mollie (Monday, August 15 22 07:30 pm BST)

    It was amazing absolutely loved it we got to bring feathers and Pellets home all the owls were lovely we got to hold dusk and lots of others and look at some

  • Carol and Ted Ellis. Midlands (Monday, June 27 22 04:27 pm BST)

    I am concerned that I

    Can’t find our wonderful willow always with the equally wonderful bracken. Any news please……

  • Suzanne Cooper (Monday, June 27 22 12:30 pm BST)

    Thank you for a fantastic & informative owls experience. Darwin has a real passion for the owls and his stories and knowledge was very engaging.

    We had the please of each holding 8 of their beautiful owls and meeting them all.

    This owl experience is fantastic and we can’t thank Sandra & Darwin enough for what the children said “their best day out ever”.

    Thank you for making our day so special.

  • Ian and Catrina Bamford (Thursday, March 24 22 10:30 am GMT)

    My wife and I visited Sandra and her owls as part of my 70th birthday present. It was a very special day,enjoyable and educational. We had several hours holding and meeting the most incredible birds. THey are obviously very well kept in superbly clean aviaries. The whole visit was very relaxed and I would definitely recommend it.

  • Jill (Thursday, November 18 21 06:34 pm GMT)

    My husbands 82nd birthday gift from me was a visit  to Happisburgh  Owl Sanctory and it was everything I could have wished for. We were greeted by Sandra and Darwin and taken to the owl room where several owls were waiting for us. We were offered refreshments and then settled down to watch films    of all the owls and learn all bout them. Soon we were holding them, these beautiful owls are so tame it was pure joy. I have also sponsored Little Owl (Munchkin) for my husband and also thinking to sponsor  one for me. It takes thousands of pounds to care for the owls and we want to help if only in a small way. Sandra and Darwin provide such care and love and the owls  clearly love them both. Thank you for such a Special Day xxx

  • Julie and Nadia Usher (Saturday, July 17 21 01:33 pm BST)

    We had a fantastic day. Sandra and Darwin made us feel so welcome. If you love birds, animals in any way this is the experience for you. Thankyou for an amazing time. 16th July 2021

  • Maria Thomas (Thursday, September 10 20 09:47 pm BST)

    Amazing few hours, unlike any owl experience you would have had. Such a privilege to get up close and personal to these beautiful birds. Sandra and Darwin are unique in their passion and knowledge of all their owls. Would do it all again. Worth every penny.

  • Avie and Dunc (Saturday, February 22 20 08:56 pm GMT)

    What an amazing experience today at Happisburgh Owls! It was just magical to get so close to so many beautiful, different owls. Sandra is an absolute well of knowledge when it comes to her babies and is full of fascinating facts about them. She has hand-reared them all from such a young age that they are more than happy to be held, stroked and even cuddled by humans. Our 11 year old girls thought they were stunning and very funny, as each has their own individual personality. All in all a fabulous day out we would recommend to anyone who enjoys wildlife. Thank you Sandra and Darwin for making us feel so welcome and making our experience very special.

  • Martyn Crawley (Thursday, October 24 19 10:40 pm BST)

    While my immediate reaction would be not to favour the policy of birds in captivity, the educational benefits of the experience provided by Sandra, the first class conditions for the owls, the devotion of Sandra and her team and the character displayed by the different species means it was a day I shall never forget and I trust a visit will encourage people to campaign for the preservation of the environment for these wonderful creatures. It is clear that Sandra herself is a wise "old" owl and she deserves enormous credit for her work in preserving this endangered species. Please do support this excellent venture. It will live in the memory.

  • Carol and Ted (Monday, July 08 19 06:46 pm BST)

    Look up to the clouds Sandra, the two pairs of legs dangling from cloud nine belong to us!,,,,,we have just returned to Worcestershire having visited you and your kings and queens of happisburgh, with glorious plumage in awe and wonderment. Your beautiful owls are beyond compare just breathtaking and so are you . Love and best wishes, huge thanks to Darwin as well and congratulations on his obvious care and enthusiasm

  • Maureen & David (Sunday, June 30 19 08:22 pm BST)

    Thank you so much for a fantastic owl experience last week, it was one of the most enjoyable days we have had for sometime. Your enthusiasm & the way you keep and look after your owls is second to none. It far exceeded our expectations. Thanks also to Darwin for all he does as well.
    Thanks again for a fantastic day.
    Maureen & David.

  • Sammie Bennett (Tuesday, May 14 19 11:47 am BST)

    My family and I visited Happisburgh Owls yesterday and had a fantastic day! We had the warmest of welcomes and couldn’t have asked for better hospitality throughout the day. Sandra’s love for her gorgeous birds was undeniable and it was obvious how well cared for they are. We all learned a lot from Sandra and her helper, Darwin who shared their abundance of knowledge with us. It was fantastic to be able to be up close to these amazing birds, and to stroke and love them! They really provided us with happiness and joy and I’d even say therapy for the soul! We all had smiling faces all day long and thoroughly enjoyed our time with Sandra and her owls. We will definitely be back for a visit in the near future!
    We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Sandra and Darwin and all the gorgeous owls for a truly wonderful experience? ❤️

  • Jean Rochford (Thursday, April 18 19 08:28 pm BST)

    We as a family today had a excellent day. Thank you Sandra and Darwin you gave my grandchildren and their dad and mum a brilliant day. We all went home feeling very good about the day, we had such great weather which was a bonus

  • Alison hallam (Thursday, November 01 18 11:11 pm GMT)

    Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Sandra and her beauiful owls, words can't express how amazing this experience was, to see the love, trust and bond between Sandra and her owls was truly wonderful and to be able to hold, touch and learn up close all about the owls is an experience my family and i will never forget

  • Andrew Wright (Monday, October 08 18 11:08 pm BST)

    Thank you so much Sandra and Darwin. Julie and I had such a fantastic day today and learnt so much about your beautiful owls, enjoying every minute of handling them all. We have so many wonderful photos too.

  • Dorothy Bowen (Friday, September 07 18 09:14 pm BST)

    Our YoungEyes group from The Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind had the most fantastic and magical time with you and your wonderful owls last Tuesday. You have certainly created a most unique experience for the folk who visit you and who you welcome with such warmth into your home. The happiness that you and your owl friends bring into the lives of all who have the privilege to visit you is very special, indeed the smiles on the youngster's faces say it all. You are a very special lady Sandra.

  • Miriam Jacobs (Saturday, September 01 18 06:17 pm BST)

    Sandra, thank you so much for inviting us in although you had a private viewing. It was an amazing experience to be so close to those special creatures. I admire your work, your passion and especially your huge heart!
    Thank you!
    Miriam and Anthony
    (From the Netherlands)

  • Kelvin (Friday, August 03 18 04:45 pm BST)

    If you love Owls this is the place for you, me and my family came here Aug !st and had the time of our lives, as soon as you walk in and meet Sandra you are at easy, she is a lovely person very friendly and very knowledgeable about the Owls, and with in the first 5minutes of hearing her speak about them you are left in no doubt of how much she loves her Owls,and when you see her with the Owls its clear they love her just as much, the Owls homes are kept very clean and the Owls are in pristine condition, which is a credit to Sandra and her team.
    You get to hold all the Owls that dedeide to come out that day,(YES YOU READ IT RIGHT) the owls decide if they want to come out of the cage they are in , if they dont want to then Sandra does not force them to , This is not a Zoo where the animals have no choice to be on display which again is credit to Sandra and how her and her great team run this place , the Owls that came out on our visit were just fantastic , let me say now you have no fear of them attacking you these beautiful birds sit on your hand lookinh around you can stroke them under there chins which they love and even snuggle them and kiss them , these birds love the closeness of you.
    This lovely place is for all age's from the very young to the older person , my Mother who is 91 years old loved it as did we all, all i can say is to everyone who reads this the Owls are fantastic and the experience is enhanced by the lovely Sandra and her great Team.
    would a vist again (YES IN A HEARTBEAT )and indeed will
    thanks for a lovely day Sandra
    from Kelvin Sue, Ryan, Linzi Christy and Nan

  • Julie postle (Wednesday, May 23 18 09:12 am BST)

    We had a afternoon we never forget thanks to Sandra and her lovely Owls I never thought I would get to hold a owl and be able to give them a kiss what a afternoon we had thanks Sandra

  • Julie Postle (Saturday, May 19 18 07:26 am BST)

    Sandra Thank you for a lovely afternoon to be able to hold the Owls was so nice. you care for the owl so very well they are friendly and very clean .love them all you made us very welcome I didn't want to leave .i wish you all the best ten stars from me x

  • Janette Gittins (Monday, April 30 18 09:28 am BST)

    It was well worth travelling half way around the world. Sandra you are amazing. The owls are so content and such characters. It was the best day of our holiday. I would encourage everyone to experience it.

  • David and Gillian (Wednesday, March 21 18 05:55 pm GMT)

    As soon as you enter the gate you are the VIP; there is just you, Sandra and, of course, her owls. The only thing that is more important than you are the welfare and contentedness of the owls. It is quickly evident that she is passionate about wildlife and owls in particular. Immediately you feel like a friend rather than a client as Sandra imparts a wealth of information in a relaxed and conversational way. Sandra’s love for her owls is so evident from the outset as is their love for her and it’s this special bond that allows a visitor to share in this unique relationship. You cannot help but be drawn into the magic that is owls.
    The experience can only be described as ‘up close and personal’; you can’t get any closer than having an owl perched on your gloved hand (several times!) or any more personal than a viewing tailored to you and no one else.
    Sandra, giving this review a 5 does not do justice to the time we spent with you, 10 out of 5 is easily awarded. Thank you for ‘raising smiles’ and the fantastic memories you and your owls have generated. We would be surprised if we are not drawn back in the future.

  • Mrs Jill Thompson (Tuesday, January 09 18 12:36 pm GMT)

    I came to visit Sandra and her owls with my family for my special birthday trip. We were all amazed at how wonderful it was. Sandra explained all about her owls and we got to hold them all. My grand daughter was thrilled . We had our favourites but for me it was Mumbles who made himself comfortable on me and went to sleep. It was the most facinating experience for us all and I would recommend it to anyone. I shall look forward to my next visit

  • Cheryl and John Readings (Wednesday, September 20 17 08:22 pm BST)

    Hi Sandra, thank you so much for our visit this afternoon. We loved holding all your owls, we didn't think we'd be able to stroke them let alone have snuggles with them. The owls are so calm and friendly, even the mighty Zeus. We arrived as strangers and left as friends, thank you.

  • Sally Miller (Saturday, May 20 17 11:33 pm BST)

    My 5 year old son's encounter with Shanti the Bengal Eagle Owl at the Hautbois Family Fun Day today was the highlight of his day! Sandra's reassuring words put him immediately at ease with the Owl and made him feel important - an uplifting experience for my son. Thank- you

  • brian taylor (Monday, February 13 17 05:36 pm GMT)

    Feb 12 2017. Really enjoyed visit. Our granddaughter was thrilled to see and handle such a delightful group of owls. Lots of time to hear about the owls and to handle each one for photos. Relaxed and pleasant home location with snacks and drinks - helped by Sandra's Mum. Don't be scared by the thought of handling them - lots of small and medium birds - all with lovely temperaments.

  • David Elliott (Monday, October 24 16 02:58 pm BST)


    Thank you for an amazing day. It is a unique experience to handle the owls. We all enjoyed it so much. Best wishes for the future and adding more owls!

  • Ian Stirman (Sunday, September 04 16 09:24 pm BST)

    Hi Sandra, just to say many thanks for a really great (and most likely unique) afternoon spent with you and your owls. My father was absolutely bowled over by Spirit, but for me it was Dusk all the
    way. Brilliant, Great, Super, Smashing etc. PS photos to follow as promised.

  • Alan McKechnie (Sunday, February 21 16 04:20 pm GMT)

    Very interesting, informative & entertaining visit by Sandra to our little Close in Catfield. Many pictures taken with the oh so tame owls........definitely recommend. Many Thanks & have also
    left feedback & pics on Trip adviser.

  • Claire Smith (Sunday, January 10 16 07:44 pm GMT)

    We had a private visit with Sandra and the owls, simply put it was fantastic! A very special birthday treat for a 9 year old little girl, as well as my boyfriend and I. We met all the Owls and each
    had plenty of time to handle every owl and learn about them and their individual personalities. Sandra is so friendly and welcoming and her bond with her Owls is clear to see as well as her knowledge
    and expertise. She was so reassuring with a shy child and really made the whole experience that much more special and individual. The Owls are beautiful and so tame and happy to be handled and
    admired, we each left with a different favourite but they are all so stunning and well cared for. Thank you so much Sandra and all your Owls for allowing us to visit.

  • Claire (Saturday, November 14 15 02:00 pm GMT)

    A lovely morning spent finding out about the owls. My son & I were made to feel very welcome. He got to hold two owls and the staff were very obliging to help with his school project. Many

  • Angela Gibb (Tuesday, November 10 15 09:57 pm GMT)

    Had a great visit at the weekend, Saturday & again on Sunday. Shanti is my favourite. The owls are beautiful and so friendly. Thank you Sandra, I will be visiting again. I will definitely
    recommend it to friends.

  • Hayley Penticost (Tuesday, November 10 15 08:29 pm GMT)

    My Friend Kirty, myself & her 4 girls had such a lovely time. Sandra is friendly & so knowledgeable, it's great to know the owls are in such tender care & the staff are lovely too. We had
    a FAB time, the girls were mezmerised & we have some amazing pictures too. It was well worth the visit & if I'm ever in the area again I shall certainly be seeing them again.

  • Mark shaw (Sunday, October 11 15 03:27 pm BST)

    Had a fantastic visit to the owls and of course the lovely Sandra. Harvey is so in love with Spirit. Such an amazing and special experience. Harvey had the owls to his 7th Birthday party last week
    and feedback from his friends was amazing experience. Highly recommended !!!!

  • Ryan (Saturday, October 10 15 08:19 pm BST)

    Very friendly owls.

  • Sue McEwan (Sunday, August 02 15 09:18 pm BST)

    Lovely to meet you and your beautiful owls today at Walcott. My daughter loved holding Mumbles and can't wait to see her again! Thank you so much for making her so happy! You and your team are
    fantastic! xx

  • Simon Tedds (Sunday, July 05 15 09:54 pm BST)

    First visit today...wonderful. great afternoon out. The Owls are beautiful and the staff are really friendly and knowledgeable. Well worth a visit and we will be going back again ..

  • Paul Taylor (Saturday, July 04 15 03:52 pm BST)

    Sandra, wow, lovely to meet you and your Owly friends. We both had a fantastic time, totally gobsmacked by what you do. Much better trip out than the others around. Will definitely be coming again.

  • wendy cottrell (Wednesday, July 01 15 05:44 pm BST)

    Me and the kids love the owl barn see you again soon xxx love wend Connor, Ella and Iona-may xxx

  • Lisa rainer (Sunday, June 07 15 08:30 pm BST)

    What can I say , we where made to feel so welcome, made time to speak to us and very knowledgeable about all the owls . It's very clear everyone there is so passionate about the animals so nice to
    see . These birds are so beautiful, but are in trouble in the wild we need to do all we can for them , educating people about them is one of the best ways. Keep up the good work x

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