Glide with a guide to spot water
voles and other wetland wildlife
Get set for 65 adventure-filled acres of amazing wildlife
Meet our wildlife superstars
Go nose-to-beak with some of nature’s most exciting animals
Exotic geese and
We’ve hundreds of beautiful ducks and geese ready to feed from your hand, including nene geese, swan geese, white-faced whistler ducks, and maned ducks. Not forgetting the African white-back ducks and harlequin ducks in our Waterfalls Pen who are also keen to say ‘hello’.
Diving ducks and
Watch our diving sea ducks zip through the water in our Icelandic Lake as they race for a fishy treat. Then head to our Arctic Tundra area to spot our gorgeous red-breasted geese. Afterwards, follow the wooden walkways of our Reedbed Boardwalk, where dragonflies dance and water voles pop by to see you.
Slip into the Sand Martin Hide for close up views of nesting gulls, oystercatchers and terns. In the spring and autumn, marvel at migrating martins flooding the skies. Then snuggle in our Discovery Hide, Woodland Lodge or Ramsar Hide for glimpses of great-spotted woodpeckers, nuthatches and kingfishers. For an up-close view of lapwings, head to the Lapwing Hide – you may even spot a chick or two.
Wonder, explore, play
Exciting hands-on discovery for all ages
Pond Skaters and
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.
What will you discover on this brilliant 20-minute expertly-guided voyage through our reedbed channels? Water vole? Kingfisher? Emperor Dragonfly? Come rain or shine our boat safari is open and it’s free!
Pond Explorer Station
Pick up a net and venture below the surface in our fabulous Pond Explorer Station. We’ve everything you need to uncover incredible underwater life: nets, microscopes, identity charts, plus our Learning Team are on-hand to help.
Daily feeds, walks and talks
Whichever day you come, there’s always something going on
You won’t believe how quickly our diving ducks rocket through the clear chalk-fed waters pursuing their lunch.View full details
Guide in the hide
10am and 4pm
Make yourself comfy as our expert guide reveals the secrets of the remarkable wildlife here on the reserve on weekends.