Sunset over heathland at RSPB Arne nature reserve

Reserves & events

Our reserves are vital havens for a huge range of species, and special spaces for us all to get closer to nature.

From marshes and heathland to estuaries and cliffs, there is a diverse network of reserves all over the UK. They're a chance for focused conservation work and for you to connect with wildlife, take part in fantastic events and enjoy the great outdoors. 



In line with guidance from the Governments of the UK, many of our facilities have closed and events are currently paused. Some of our car parks, trails and toilets are open for local visitors' essential daily exercise, where resources and the layout of facilities allows. Our visitor centres, shops, cafes and hides will remain closed throughout the lockdown period. Please check your local reserve before you visit to avoid disappointment.

Whilst it isn’t possible to run events that we’d planned, we’re working hard to offer as many experiences as we can, once it’s safe to. Our teams will be planning events that provide unique opportunities to see nature from a different perspective or get behind the scenes to experience some of your favourite reserves.

You can see our COVID events page that outlines what to expect when you book on to one of our events in the future.

Find a reserve

Children playing, Family day out at the RSPB nature reserve, Sandy

Come and visit one of our reserves. We have a huge collection of beautiful homes for nature to choose from. Find one close to you and take a trip with us.