The tours are back!

We are thrilled to announce that we can open our doors again! This is especially exciting, as this year we’re celebrating our 40th anniversary.  

So, celebrate with us! Come along, and see behind the scenes at our Southern Training Centre. We have limited availability on select Wednesdays in June and July, at £7.50 per adult and £5 per child (under 16), so book your tour now!

A dog sits proudly wearing a hearing dogs burgundy jacker

About the Grange

Based just outside Saunderton, nestled in the pretty Chiltern Hills, you’ll find our Southern Training Centre, affectionately called ‘The Grange’. You might even have seen our signs peeking above the hedges as you drive between Princes Risborough and Wycombe.  

It’s where we train amazing hearing dogs who change deaf people’s lives, as well as run all our other services for people with all levels of hearing loss. 

Choose your Wednesday

Our pre-booked tours, for 20-30 people at a time, are given by our fabulous, friendly volunteers. They’ll show you how, where and why we train cute little puppies that become incredible hearing dogs.  

You’ll also have a tour of the site, see a demo of what our dogs do (it’s impressive, every time), meet some hearing dogs in training, and find out from our deaf partners how their lives have been changed. 

Some points you might need to bear in mind: 

  • Much as we love dogs, unfortunately we cannot allow pet dogs on the tour. This is for the health and safety of our own furry friends. 
  • Both adult and children tickets must be booked online.
  • Children (under 16) must be accompanied by an adult/guardian at all times during the tour.
  • The tour involves walking around our site, which might require 15 minutes of walking and some steps.
  • We have Blue Badge parking facilities. Please note some areas of the site are may not be readily accessible to those with wheelchairs. If you would like to contact us to discuss further prior to booking a ticket, please contact us on events@hearingdogs.org.uk 

As a Charity supporting people with hearing loss, we are fully equipped to support all levels of hearing loss, from induction loops to BSL interpreters. Please let us know if you have any specific requirements when booking. 

So, choose your Wednesday! All tours start at 1:30pm lasting approximately 90 minutes, and cost £7.50 per person and £5 per child (under 16).  

Don’t go hungry 

We also have the beautiful Grange Restaurant on-site, which has become something of a Bucks institution.  

You can relax in our terrace or our courtyard with a light bite or healthy lunch before the tour, or even partake of a Cream Tea or Afternoon Tea afterwards.  

As with the tours, availability is limited, so book your table today