About Frampton Marsh
Due to the severe weather warning of high tides, the reserve will be closed all day Friday 6 December, and until 12 pm on Saturday 7 December. Please check the blog for the latest upates.
A major new extension to this coastal wetland reserve includes a reedbed, large freshwater scrapes and wet grassland. These habitats have all been created to bring the wildlife of the Wash closer to you.
New facilities include a visitor centre with toilets; the centre has a refreshments area where you can get a hot or cold drink and a snack. We also have three hides - two with 360-degree views - and over 3 km of new footpaths to explore.
Frampton Marsh is at the leading edge of visitor and habitat nature conservation planning. We have designed every aspect of the new habitats and facilities to maximise the value for wildlife and the opportunities for visitors. Ideally positioned between Norfolk and the Midlands, a visit will be well rewarded.
The reserve, car park, footpaths and hides are open at all times. From October to March, the visitor centre and toilets are open from 10 am to 4 pm daily (except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day). From April to September the visitor centre and toilets are open from 10 am to 4 pm weekdays and 10 am to 5 pm at weekends.
Access to the reserve, the hides and the visitor centre is free and there is no charge for parking, but we'd love it if you made a donation to help us continue our work here.
If you are new to birdwatching...
Large numbers of waders and ducks can be seen from the visitor centre, hides and paths.
Information for families
Families are always made welcome. You can get really close views of birds from the visitor centre, where we've provided telescopes for visitors to use. There's also an RSPB guide on hand who will be happy to answer your questions. Binoculars can be hired free of charge from the visitor centre and taken out around the reserve. There are wildlife explorer backpacks available for children to hire, and free games available to keep them interested as they walk around. The 'Kids' Zone' in the 360 hide has been specially created for children's activities.
Information for dog owners
Dogs are welcome on the public footpaths and sea banks, but not on the trail around the reedbed or to the hides. Paths unsuitable for dogs are marked by a gate and a sign. We have a dog hitching post and water bowl outside the visitor centre. Please keep dogs under close control at all times. Please pick up after your dog, and use the dog waste bin provided.