We’re open and looking forward to welcoming you back but please note that everyone needs to book their visit in advance. We’ve made other changes too and restricted or closed some of our experience. Visit the bookings page for details.

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We’ve 65 acres of adventure to flutter hearts, including a boat safari through stunning scenery, glimpses of secretive waders roaming the wet grasslands, and the wonderful Reedbed Boardwalk with marsh harriers soaring above.

What to expect when you visit

During this period while we emerge from lockdown please note that we’ve had to restrict and even completely close some experiences at Arundel to help everyone stay safe. We haven’t updated the whole website because the situation changes frequently, so this page is likely to be inaccurate. We hope this doesn’t affect your enjoyment of your day.


Meet our wildlife superstars

Go nose-to-beak with some of nature's most exciting animals

Exotic geese and wonderful wildfowl

We’ve gorgeous geese and dashing ducks all in prime plummage including the friendly nene geese, the endangered red breasted geese and marbled teal at the Reed Swamp bridge and the Lakes & Forest exhibit.

Super scalies and scoters

Visit the wonderful Waterfalls exhibit to see the stunning scaly sided mergansers, scoters and harlequin ducks all species who thrive on the fast flow of the crystal clear water.

Flashing Kingfishers, snipe and birds of prey

Kingfisher, snipe and birds of prey: Slip into the Lapwing hide for close up views of secretive snipe and wading water rails. Visit the Ramsar hide for exciting views of kingfishers fishing from the perch right in front of the hide. Scour the skies above the Offham hanger for buzzards, peregrines and sparrowhawks.

Wonder, explore, play

Exciting hands-on discovery for all ages

Pond Skaters & Tree Creepers Playgrounds

Two exciting adventure kingdoms of balancing, scrambling, swinging and sliding. The under-8s will love Pond Skaters, whilst the over-8s will go crazy for Tree Creepers. Done playing? Then head to our Water’s Edge café to refill hungry tummies with a range of delicious treats.

Wetlands Discovery Boat Safari

What will you discover on this brilliant 15-20 minute expertly-guided voyage through our reedbed channels? Water vole? Kingfisher? Come rain or shine our boat safari is open and it’s free!

Discovery hide

Pop into the cosy family Discovery Hide to spot the Top 10 birds of Arundel on the Arun Riverlife lagoon. Then explore the paved pathways and wooden boardwalks through reedbed and woodland to see over 40 species of wildfowl from round the world!

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Find out more about all the activities you can enjoy during your visit