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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Bird Garden




Lindridge Lane,


Visit this tropical oasis in Leicestershire where you will find free-flying birds of the rainforest.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsPushchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

March to October 10am to 5.30pm, November to February 10am to 3.00pm. During winter months please telephone on the day just to confirm that the centre is open.


Adult £7.75, child £5.25, senior citizen £5.75, disabled adult £5.75, disabled child £3.95, children under 4 free.
Group discounts available for group of 10 or more.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesService dogs are NOT allowed:
  • due to birds being free

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • 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)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu


Access Statement: There are no steps throughout the garden but there are some gradual slopes.It is advisable for wheelchair users to bring along an able person with them when wishing to visit the birds. No problems though if just using the retaraunt.


See location of Tropical Birdland on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 476038  Lat: 52.62988 Long: -1.29816

Signposted off A47 west of Leicester. If travelling from afar, take Junction 22 of the M1 motorway and then the A50 towards Markfield and follow signs for Desford and Thornton. In Desford there are signs to our entrance.

Bus services: 152, 153.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 12.9 km from Leicester station