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Animal Sanctuary, next open Wed 1 Feb - Sun 31 Dec 2017, free entry

Fritton Owl Sanctuary

Fritton Owl Sanctuary

Owl Sanctuary entrance

Details

Fritton Owl Sanctuary is accessed via Fritton Plant Centre in the village of Fritton near Great Yarmouth. This very small owl sanctuary provides shelter and care for unwanted and injured owls, where possible rehabilitating sick native owls to release them back into the wild. Entrance is free, however donations are encouraged to ensure the work of the sanctuary can continue.

Conservation and education are a top priority. Each enclosure has carefully written details about its inhabitant, with details about their usual height, weight and life expectancy, as well as information about their natural habitat.

Owls currently staying at the sanctuary include European Eagle, Burrowing, Boobook, Barn, Little, Snowy, Asian Brown, African Spotted, Bengal Eagle and Tawny.

For a small fee, it may be possible to hold or stroke an owl, however please speak to Louise or Mark about this on arrival.

Access to the sanctuary is through Fritton Plant Centre, with ramps and level access throughout.

Registered Charity, Number: 1167831

Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Disabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Toilet facilities are available in Fritton Plant Centre. Light refreshments are available in the Plant Centre's café from March to October.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Wed 1 Feb - Sun 31 Dec 2017 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Please check before visiting over festive periods or holidays.

Prices

Free entry

Donations to support the sanctuary very welcome.

Also at this Venue

  • Fritton Owl SanctuaryFritton Owl Sanctuary

Contact

Mark Weston & Louise Thorpe

07951 786069

Address

Fritton Plant Centre, Beccles Road,
Fritton,
Great Yarmouth,
Norfolk,
NR31 9EX

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Toilet facilities are available in Fritton Plant Centre. Light refreshments are available in the Plant Centre's café from March to October.

Location

Directions

See location of Fritton Owl Sanctuary on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 478007  Lat: 52.54788 Long: 1.65349

Take the A143 out of Great Yarmouth signposted towards Beccles. Follow the road through to the village of Fritton and the owl sanctuary is located on the right, within Fritton Plant Centre, just beyond Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre.

Parking: free

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

General

  • YesService dogs are NOT allowed:
  • owls must have quiet

  • YesClear signage
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)