Guide Dogs Classic Experience – The National Guide Dog Breeding Centre

Available Dates

07/09/2022 - 07/09/2022 Guaranteed £40.00
sold out


Ever wonder how dogs become Guide Dogs?

You can explore the fascinating journey of a Guide Dog, starting from the very beginning – before they are even born.

Join us for the Guide Dogs Classic Experience and be granted with an unmissable opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes access to the UK’s only Breeding Centre for Guide Dogs. You will even get to see some of the gorgeous puppies as they eat, play and snooze with their siblings in the Puppy Block.

You will be greeted by one of the knowledgeable team, who will guide you around our state-of-the-art facility and fill you in with the secrets of breeding our life-changing dogs. During the experience, you will be split into small groups, so you can ask as many questions as you like and take things at your own pace. This Classic Experience is bursting with information that is delivered in a range of interesting and interactive ways, including:

• expert speakers
• observing colleagues as they work
• viewing puppies from the puppy viewing platform
• close-up video footage
• handling artefacts, such as harnesses and canes
• meeting a Guide Dog owner and hearing their journey (subject to availability)

Not only that, but you will have the chance to walk using sensory aids, which gives a brief insight into living with sight loss and emphasises the importance of the work at Guide Dogs.

The experience will last just over two hours and will conclude with light refreshments and the chance to visit the popular gift shop.

**PLEASE NOTE – COVID-19 REQUIREMENT**  As this is a fully operational working site, all visitors are required to wear a mask to protect staff and volunteers. If you are unable to wear a mask, please get in touch (before booking) with the venue via so that they can assess each individual request.

Trip Highlights

  • Executive coach travel and the services of an IC Travel courier
  • Visit to Royal Leamington Spa for lunch and shopping before the afternoon tour
  • Entry to the Guide Dogs Classic Experience

Price Includes

  • Executive coach travel and the services of an IC Travel Courier
  • Visit to Royal Leamington Spa
  • Guide Dogs Centre - Classic Experience Tour Entry Ticket

Price Excludes

  • Meals and refreshments


Day 1

Coach departs Taverham 7.30am
am/lunch – Free time for lunch and/or shopping in Royal Leamington Spa
pm – Tour of the breeding centre
Coach return time TBC

FAQ's applicable to all trips

These can be found on our main “Frequently Asked Questions” page under the “About” menu.

You can check availability and book now using our secure, online booking system, which accepts most credit or debit cards, or you can select an alternative payment method during your online booking – Card Payment by Phone, Bank Transfer, Cheque, Cash or Gift Voucher (all or part payment).

We only store the last 4 digits of your card number after a transaction has processed in case of any subsequent query.

If you choose not to pay by card, your booking will be held as an option for 7 days from the date and time of your booking – if payment has not been made within this time it will be cancelled automatically. If the trip sells out we reserve the right to cancel option bookings sooner but will contact you before doing so.

Online bookings (regardless of payment type chosen) are our preferred method as they are completed and places reserved immediately, 24 hours per day.

If you prefer you can, of course, book by telephone during our office hours.


You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Guide Dogs Classic Experience – The National Guide Dog Breeding Centre
From £40.00
per Adult
From £40.00
per Child (3-14 Yrs)

Trip Facts

  • Coach travel
  • Yes
  • Yes - select when booking
  • Yes

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