We're Good to Go

We’re looking forward to welcoming you back and have everything in place so you have the best day out.

We’ve been accredited with the ‘Good to Go’ stamp of approval, which means we are operating within government guidelines and public health guidance for managing coronavirus risk.

We’re carefully managing the number of people on site and have a booking system in place. All gates can be pushed open and hand washing stations are available around the grounds meaning you can wander around safely enjoying the wildlife. Our toilets are open and cleaned regularly, as are the gates, hand rails, benches and signage.

Arriving

When you arrive, have a chat to our friendly team of volunteers who are there to answer any questions you may have and to ensure you have a fantastic day out. To limit touch points and keep you safe we’re asking everyone to pay by card where possible. In line with government guidance are asking that face masks be worn in all indoor spaces.

Before you set off on your wetland adventure, why not take a picture of our map to help you explore.

If you want to beat the queues why not arrive a little earlier in the day. Early risers will be rewarded with the glorious sounds of spring bird song and a chance to catch our wetland wildlife waking. Or if you’d rather arrive later in the day, we are open until 5pm, with our reserve closing at 4.30pm.

Wildlife hides and spotting

Under current guidance our hides are classed as indoor spaces, and so are closed, but there is still lots of wildlife out there to see. We'll get them open just as soon as we can do so safely, and within accordance with guidance. Read more about our latest sightings and our seasonal wildlife highlights for hints and tips to really make the most of your time here.

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Plan your wetland adventure

Spring is a great time to visit and experience nature at its very best with 60 acres of wetland paradise to enjoy.

Coming soon we are also working on bringing you up-close encounters to hand feed our feathered friends when it’s safe for them and you. In the mean-time, whilst grain isn’t available to buy, we promise our wardens are feeding the birds regularly, they’re not going hungry!

Eat, drink, shop

We have a selection of take away hot and cold snacks and drinks available from our cafe for you to enjoy on-the-go to fuel your wetland adventure. Whilst we can't currently open our restaurant indoors, we'll have outdoor seating available. You’re also welcome to bring your own food and drink and make use of our well-spaced picnic benches to enjoy your snacks in the great outdoors.

Our shop is currently closed, but we'll have it open again as soon as it is safe to do so.

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Paddle and play

Play areas

Our Wildwood play area is open and cleaned regularly. Our soft play is currently closed.

Pond dipping

We're not currently offering pond dipping due to social distancing restrictions, but our pond dipping area is open for self exploration.

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Book online today

To help keep everyone safe we’re carefully managing the number people who visit on any one day and are asking everyone to book in advance, so we can give you the best possible experience.

Book your visit