New Zealand Falcon at the National Centre for Birds of Prey, Duncombe Park, Helmsley UK

Accessibility

Here at the National Centre for Birds of Prey we try to make ourselves wheelchair-friendly. The paths are generally quite firm and even over most of the Centre. There is one aviary block down a steepish slope, however a reasonably powerful mobility scooter (or an enthusiastic wheelchair pusher!) will be fine.

However if you are finding it difficult to negotiate the slopes or the paths at the centre our staff and volunteers are pleased to be able to assist if help is needed – just give us a shout!

There is space at the flying demo areas for wheelchairs.

We do have an “off-road” wheelchair available for loan. There is no charge for this, but there is only one chair and it’s first-come-first-served!!

Parking

There are dedicated disabled parking spaces in the car park.

Toilets

There is a dedicated disabled toilet next to our shop and entrance area. There is a baby changing unit here too

There is a second disabled toilet outside the Owl House Cafe. There is a baby changing unit here too. This toilet facility is also for the use of other visitors.

Ramp Access

There is ramp access to the following areas:
The Loos
The Shop
Disabled Toilets and Baby Changing Station
There is a dedicated disabled loo in the parkland Centre next to our entrance and shop. There is also a disabled friendly unisex loo behind the Owl House Cafe within the centre.

Assistance Dogs

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. We 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. Sorry, no training guide dogs are permitted.

National Centre for Birds of Prey
Duncombe Park
Helmsley
North Yorkshire UK
YO62 5EB
Tel 0844 7422035 (local call rate) info@ncbp.co.uk