Due to heavy rainfall along the catchment of the River Great Ouse, the Ouse Washes are currently acting as a flood water storage area. Access is possible to the main hide and wing hides, all other footpaths and hides are closed due to flooding. Swan feeds and hare walk are still running as normal.

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No lift access to the reserve: Mobility scooters and wheelchairs are unable to access the reserve at present, we are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible. Until the lift is working access is via a flight of 8 steps a landing and then 12 steps. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, access is still possible to the shop and cafe which have fantastic views out over Lady Fen and our bird feeders.

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What's on

12noon swan feeds

Date: Thu 26 December - Sun 8 March

As the cold weather continues join us for additional swan feeds in the middle of the day for an extra chance to see our swans and ducks being fed.

The excitment builds as the birds get ready to be fed, swans and ducks line-up waiting for the guide to appear. The live commentary begins and as the guide makes their way out to feed the birds, watch a serene lagoon turn into a feeding frenzy! Enjoy close-up views of whooper and mute swans, the guide will point out any family groups or ringed individuals.

The pochard are busy diving beneath the surface of the water for the grain and the mallard say 'bottom's up' as they get in on the action. Look out for other ducks joining the feed in the coldest months of winter - Brrr!

The guide returns to the hide after the feed, where there is time to ask any questions.

Cost: Free to members, included in admission - you will need to purchase an admission ticket (10% off with online admission).
No need to book.

Groups of 12 or more people, who book to visit a swan feed can get a reduced admission fee.

Time: 12pm start

Please note: We advise arriving at the centre 30 minutes prior to the swan feed you want to enjoy.