We are offering an interesting and interactive session for school or young people’s groups e.g. cubs, brownies from age 8 to 11 (initially; we hope to expand on this soon) to visit the National Breeding Centre to learn about the work we do here and why we do it.
During the 2 hour visit children will:
- See some of our guide dog puppies through special viewing windows
- Learn about our pups’ first steps
- Discover more about sight loss
- Experience the sensory tunnel
- Find out how to approach and guide someone who is blind or partially sighted
- Have a go at reading and writing Braille
We can cater for groups of up to 40 children and will require the school / group to supply 2 responsible adults per 10 children.
There is no charge for these tours; however donations towards the cost of providing them would be very welcome. Guide Dogs receives no government funding so donations help us continue to provide our vital services to people who are blind or partially sighted and help fund the breeding of future guide dogs.
For more information or to book a visit please email NBCvisitors@guidedogs.org.uk or phone 0345 1430216
Calls to our National Breeding Centre will cost 3 pence per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge.
Thank you for showing us around your beautiful National Breeding Centre. I really enjoyed the sensory tunnel especially the fur walls, which felt really strange. Now I know how to harness a dog with a blindfold on and I know how difficult it feels to be blind. Your amazing centre made me feel how lucky I am not to be blind.
A fantastic tour. The pupils were captivated. Thank you to all the tour guides and for the amazing work you do.