Here at The International Centre for Birds of Prey we consider ourselves wheelchair-friendly. The paths are generally quite firm and even although there are some slopes, there is usually an alternative shallower route around other paths. However if you are finding it difficult to negotiate the slopes ICBP staff and volunteers are pleased to be able to assist if help is needed.
There is ramp access to the following areas:
The Cafe Left Hand Door
We have two wheelchairs that are available for loan if required. One needs to be pushed by a second person and one has large wheels with hand rails on the rims. it is advised to book them in advance of your visit by calling the Centre. The wheelchairs are not motorised and thus are not self-propelling, nor are they are state of the art but they are comfortable and free to borrow for the duration of your visit.
There are three disabled toilet facilities around the Centre, one male and one female next to the Owl Courtyard and one unisex in Charlie’s Room next to the café.
As a rule we do not allow dogs into the Centre as they can frighten or upset the birds, however guide dogs will be allowed in if we are warned in advance and can either put my dogs away, or introduce them to the guide dog. I do apologise, but with wildlife, such as birds of prey, we do need some advance warning. During the flying you may be asked to sit at the back, a little away from the birds so they are not distracted by an unfamiliar dog. No training guide dogs are allowed.
Neil Forbs from Great Western Exotic Vets
International Centre For Birds of Prey
Present the perfect course for raptor keepers, falconers, zoos keepers, demonstrators, educationalists in raptor understanding and owl keepers.
‘Management of birds of prey for health and longevity’
One Day Course
Presented by Neil A Forbes DipECZM(avian) FRCVS RCVS and European Specialist in Bird Medicine
Two dates available
Sunday February 5th 2017
Saturday April 1st 2017
0900h – 1630h
At: International Centre for Birds of Prey
Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1JJ
Cost £85 for one day
Includes lunch, refreshments + comprehensive A4 course notes
Please phone to book at: 01531 820286