Screech Owl Sanctuary is a leading family visitor attraction in Cornwall and committed to ‘Access for All’.
We believe that by creating an environment free from barriers and obstacles we can ensure our facilities, services and the environment are fully accessible to all. We want everyone to enjoy their visit to the sanctuary and endeavor to make everything accessible and visible.
We pride ourselves on the work we do with people with all special needs including those with visual and sensory impairment. Many individuals and groups are given a unique experience and the opportunity to use tactile sensory stimulation by touching and feeling the owls.
We offer reduced admission price for disabled visitors and one carer.
The site is wheelchair and disabled friendly and provide reserved disabled parking near the entrance, and have a wheelchair on site which can be pre-booked. The site is mostly on a flat level with hard surfaces for wheelchair users, and we have double door access into all of the building, with seats and benches all around the site for persons with walking difficulties.
Fully trained special assistance dogs are welcome around the site wearing their identifying jackets, but must not be in the flying area during the displays.
Disabled toilets are fitted with hand rails and raised toilet seat, low level wash basins and there is an alarm cord if assistance is required.
The Tearoom caters for special dietary requirements on request with vegetarian dishes to gluten free options
There are baby changing facilities available and the tearoom will deal with heating up food or bottles if required.
Risk assessments and Health & Safety policies are updated regularly and we have qualified First Aid persons to ensure our visitors safety and well-being.
We are proud to support a variety of community groups in their work with disabled adults and children.
We were very proud to win the Bronze Award for Access & Inclusivity in the 2016/17 Cornwall Tourism Awards.