Get set for 103 adventure-filled acres of amazing wildlife
Meet our wildlife superstars
Go nose-to-beak with some of nature’s most exciting animals
Adorable otters and
Our Asian short-clawed otter family are real crowd-pleasers, playing chase in their pool, juggling pebbles on their tummies and squeaking ‘hello’ to onlookers. Feeding time is a splash – come see their antics twice daily. Next, flock to our Chilean flamingos in their innovative snail-shaped flamingo house. Discover the facts behind those bright feathers and why their knees bend ‘backwards’!
Classy cranes and
woodland bird wonders
With their long legs and black and white plumes, our graceful Eurasian cranes are feathered supermodels – marvel as they dance and preen in easy view of our café. It’s hard to believe they were once extinct as a breeding species in the UK. Afterwards, wander down to Hawthorn Wood to catch a glimpse of colourful bullfinches and great-spotted woodpeckers – they’re regular diners at our special feeding station, especially during the winter months.
Delightful ducks and
We’ve a host of friendly ducks and geese ready to feed from your hand, including the gentle nene, the ruddy shelduck, and the unmistakable red-breasted goose. Not forgetting our enchanting Duckery, home to our youngest and fluffiest residents each spring and summer!
Play, explore, connect
Wild hands-on discovery for all ages
Playscape adventure playground
Pumps, waterwheels, scramble nets and swings make this adventure playground a mini explorer’s water paradise, perfect for kids of all ages. Looking for more fun? Enjoy an exciting mixture of regular and one-off family events throughout the year.
Our Saline Lagoon is a real biodiversity VIP; home to a wealth of unique wetland species including kingfisher, otters and even roe deer. Wader Lake welcomes new bird spectacles all year round and our wildlife ponds buzz in summer, with dragonflies flitting and frogs, toads and newts going about their day.
Inspiring. Educational. This award-winning sustainable space is somewhere to be explored or just ‘be’. At its heart is a recycled Waterlab, guiding rainfall into the garden’s pools and channels, helping produce waves of vibrant summer flowers and attracting incredible wildlife guests.
Daily feeds, walks and talks
Whichever day you come, there’s always something going on
Otter fun feeding
Daily - 11:30am and 3pm
Watch our lively otters tucking in to their fishy treats while learning all about their cheeky personalities and expressive behaviour.
Daily - 11:45am and 3.15pm
Why are they pink? Why do they stand on one leg? Uncover amazing flamingo facts with this colourful talk.
Walk with a warden
Third Saturday and fourth Sunday of the month - 11am
Get an exclusive insider’s view of the reserve and the wildlife living here with a one-hour walk led by one of our wildlife reserve team.