We’ve 65 hectares of adventure to flutter hearts, including rare ducks and geese, meadows a-buzz with flowers and insects, and the wonderful Reedbed Boardwalk, where water voles often pop along to say ‘hello’.

Meet our wildlife superstars

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

Exotic geese and wonderful wildfowl

We’ve hundreds of beautiful ducks and geese ready to feed from your hand, including nene geese, swan geese, white-faced whistling 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 Arctic heroes

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, and look out for marsh harriers coming to roost in the afternoon.

Snipe, herons and kingfishers

Slip into the Ramsar Hide for close up views of shy snipe, grey herons and little egrets. Visit the Scrape hide for glimpses of water rail, great spotted wood pecker and gadwall. Snuggle in our Discovery Hide or Lapwing Hide for views of tufted ducks, little grebes and pochard. For kingfishers, try the boat jetty on icy days.

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? Emperor Dragonfly? Come rain or shine our boat safari is open and it’s free!

Discovery hide and feeding bay

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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