Paradise Park

Wildlife Sanctuary • Cornwall

Events and things to do throughout the year including Easter Egg Hunts, summer flying displays, Quiz trails around the Park, Halloween Pumpkin Trail and more.

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Make it a birthday to remember with your choice of four themed party rooms with the birthday child’s name displayed on the door.

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We want children to get as much as possible from a visit – wildlife education, inspiration about the natural world and active fun.

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Barn Owls in Cornwall Project

A joint project between Cornwall Bird Watching & Preservation Society and Paradise Park is providing new homes for Cornish Barn Owls, and marking them with rings to monitor their progress and movements.

If you are lucky you might have seen a Barn Owl, pale with big rounded wings, flying at dusk low over rough grassland.

For these owls to thrive they need habitat with plenty of small mammals (especially voles) to eat, and a cosy place to shelter. They face many perils including traffic collisions, poisoning from rodenticides and hard winters – so need all the help they can get.

What do they need?
We asked the Cornwall Bird Watching and Preservation Society (CBWPS) what limits the Barn Owl population in the county and it identified a lack of nest sites as a major factor.

The last Barn Owl survey in Cornwall in 2004, showed that there were between 270 and 360 pairs – most were using boxes provided for them.

CBWPS already works with the West Cornwall Ringing Group and National Trust, monitoring nests and marking chicks with numbered rings. It is well-placed to be at the centre of work to help increase the Barn Owl population, and Paradise Park will support this work.

This is where you can Barn Owl chicks at a nest check. Photo: Joanna Clegghelp…
Nestbox Locations
If you own land in Cornwall where there is good habitat and a building, but no nest available we want you to get in touch. The most promising sites will be visited and a nestbox provided and fitted if all the necessary criteria are met.

If you already have nesting Barn Owls then your birds can be included in the monitoring scheme with twice-yearly visits.

For further information pick up a leaflet at Paradise Park or email

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Paradise Park relies on your visits so we always do our best to make you welcome – hoping, of course, that you will come back again and again...

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Daily Events

At Paradise Park a Barn Owl often appears during our summer 'Eagles of Paradise' display. This helps raise awareness of their plight and what can be done to help their future survival.

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