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Accessibility & Facilities


  • Parking at The Friars is free but a donation will be greatly appreciated.
  • There are disabled car park spaces in the main car park.
  • There is reserved parking for coaches at the far rear of the main car park


  • All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Lost children must be reported to the reception or to the nearest available member of staff


  • We have four dedicated toilet areas which includes disability and nappy changing facilities
  • Two toilets are located behind the Tea Room and the other two are located near the Tudor block

Disability access

  • Most of our buildings have wheelchair access, with the exception of first floors.
  • There are designated parking bays in the main car park
  • Wheelchairs are available at the reception on loan free of charge, subject to availability. The gift shop and Tea Room are fully accessible for wheelchair users
  • Majority of our paths are wheelchair friendly but there are cobbles in a few areas.
  • Reception is not wheelchair accessible. Please press the bell for assistance.


  • Visually and hearing impaired visitors can be assisted by their guide and hearing dogs in the grounds. Regrettably no other dogs are allowed.

Additional Information

  • PUSHCHAIRS: Push chairs are allowed.
  • FILMING & PHOTOGRAPHY: Professional photography and filming is not allowed on the grounds unless permit is obtained from The Friars.
  • AERIAL VIDEOS: The safety of our visitors and birds are of utmost importance to us and for that reason no unauthorised use of aerial videos (drones), planes or helicopters are permitted.
  • BBQ: BBQs are allowed only on the Picnic lawn. This is located near the main car park. Please ask at the reception if unsure of the location.
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