Interior of the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre, Ribble Estuary

Fairhaven Lake Visitor centre

Our lakeside location, just a few minutes' walk from the mud, saltmarsh and sand dunes of the mighty Ribble, is the perfect base to explore the seaside with us.

Book your place

Interested in bringing your class to our reserve? Complete a booking request form and send it in below.

What we offer

The Fairhaven Lake Visitor centre, which we run in partnership with Fylde Borough Council, offers a unique hands-on and fun learning experience. With opportunities to uncover the secrets of the Ribble Estuary mud and the creatures that call it home, and practical field work on the sand dunes, there are opportunities for all key stages.

Our centre has a large learning space which you can use as a base for your visit. Within easy reach of this, there is a variety of interesting habitats, making a trip to the Fairhaven Lake Visitor centre a safe, yet exciting, coastal visit.

To find out more, take a look at the list of the programmes and contact us to make a booking. 

Each programme is designed to last two hours. Sessions run from 10am to 12pm and then 12.30 to 2.30pm. Two programmes can be combined to make a whole-day visit.

How to find us:

For directions to Fairhaven Lake Visitor centre visit the reserve page.

RSPB Field Teacher teaching children, RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre

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Coast on a stormy day

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