Hearing Dogs Walking Tours

Tour of our working site | Hearing dog demonstration

Would you like to see behind-the-scenes of our Southern Training Centre at The Grange? You'll learn about our life-changing hearing dogs, see a soundwork demonstration, and find out how our clever dogs help deaf people to leave loneliness behind and reconnect with life.

Choose your Tuesday Tour: £9 per adult and £5 per child (under 16) >> Book your tour now!

The Grange Restaurant: Why not start your tour with a delicious meal? Book your table at The Grange Restaurant for a light bite or wholesome lunch before the tour.

A collage of guests and guides and hearing dogs touring our training centre at The Grange 

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. 

About the tour

Our pre-booked tours, for 20 people at a time, will 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.
  • Although our site is not large, please be advised that the tour does involve walking around the site, some steps and standing for periods of time.
  • We have Blue Badge parking facilities. Please note that certain parts of the site may be uneven. If you would like to contact us to discuss wheelchair access or any other type of access prior to booking a ticket, please contact us on events@hearingdogs.org.uk.
  • The tour's itinerary may be adjusted based on weather conditions.
  • Our tours are extremely popular and we’re so grateful to everyone who visits us to learn more about our amazing hearing dogs. If you’ve booked onto a tour and can no longer attend, please let us know by emailing events@hearingdogs.org.uk or phoning 01844 348100 as soon as possible. Please note, if we receive a cancellation with less than 48-hours notice before the tour, your tour ticket fee will be non-refundable. Thank you for your understanding.

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. 

Book your Tour

So, choose your Tuesday! From May all tours start at 1:30 pm lasting approximately 2 hours, and cost £9 per person and £5 per child (under 16)

Why not kick start your tour with a delicious meal?

Don't forget we also have the beautiful Grange Restaurant on-site, which has become something of a Chilterns destination.

You can relax in our airy and spacious restaurant, or eat al fresco on the terrace or courtyard with a light bite or healthy lunch before the tour.

collage of a dog sitting in front of the Grange restaurant entrance, a woman holding a tray of food inside the restaurant and a plate of Caesar salad.

To allow enough time for your freshly-prepared lunch, please make sure you book a table for 12:00pm at the latest.

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