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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From birdwatchers to families there is plenty to discover all year round. With experiences to suit all ages offering access to a huge variety of wildlife, it is no surprise we are an award-winning day out!

Tips for making the most of your day

  • When you arrive, check the chalkboard in the courtyard for the daily walks and talks schedule before you go to make sure you don't miss anything.
  • Check the board outside the Observatory for the most recent bird sightings
  • If you're a keen birder you can check the sightings in the Wildlife section of our website
  • Pick up a centre map and day planner on arrival - for free! Or download a map now.
  • Birds have ears too! You'll see much more around the site and in hides if you are quiet and approach slowly.
  • Talk to our friendly and knowledgeable staff and volunteers, who can point you in the direction of today’s seasonal highlights.

Don't miss

The Big View – start your visit by experiencing the breathtaking wetland view from the Observatory (accessible from the courtyard).

Wetlands of the World – see beautiful water birds and learn more about WWT’s conservation work.

Wildside – lose yourself in this wild area of meandering paths and rustling reedbeds - a haven of peace and quiet.

The Otters– watch their antics as they swim, feed and play.

Explore Adventure area, Discovery Centre and Wild Walk – exciting interactive areas for families to enjoy together.

Peacock Tower – visit our three storey hide for panoramic views across the reserve.

Kingfisher Kitchen - pick up a drink and snack from our cafe before you head out onto the reserve, or enjoy a meal at lunchtime. We're open for breakfast too!