Wild events at Easter

Come out of hibernation with us this Easter! Sunshine, green shoots, eggs and chicks: our reserves are bursting into life. Take a look at what's going on - we've got a fantastic choice of exciting events on our reserves for all the family.

Easter fun on reserves

Come along to your nearest reserve to get outdoors, discover nature or get creative. Whether it's Easter crafts, a wild trail, pond dipping or the traditional Easter egg hunt, we've got a great variety of activities to entertain the kids!

To find out what’s going on near you, click on our interactive map below. You can also use our list icon (below right) to see a full list of participating reserves.

Reserves

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    • Bempton Cliffs

      Bempton Cliffs

      A family favourite, and easily the best place in England to see, hear and smell seabirds! More than 250,000 birds (from April to August) make the cliffs seem alive.

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    • Black Devon Wetlands

      Black Devon Wetlands

      A quiet gem of a reserve, untouched wet grassland and wetland habitat, including freshwater pools, brackish pools and reedbeds. This site is being developed by RSPB Scotland to be better for the people and wildlife of the Inner Forth.

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    • Burton Mere Wetlands

      Burton Mere Wetlands

      This is a wonderful place to enjoy nature. In the mid-1980s, we bought farmland here and turned it into a thriving wetland filled with glorious wildlife.

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    • Conwy

      Conwy

      Situated on the banks of the Conwy estuary, with magnificent views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle, this reserve is delightful at any time of year.

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    • Dungeness

      Dungeness

      If you haven't been to Dungeness, nothing can quite prepare you for this landscape - mile after mile of shingle, wild and weird!

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    • Dunnet Head

      Dunnet Head

      The most northerly point in mainland Britain, Dunnet Head has stunning sea cliffs and coastal grassland. These are home to puffins, razorbills, guillemots, fulmars, kittiwakes, shags and cormorants.

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    • Frampton Marsh

      Frampton Marsh

      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.

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    • Ham Wall

      Ham Wall

      Here you can enjoy a newly created wetland, which provides a safe home for many rare species including water voles and otters. In spring the reedbeds are alive with birdsong and in autumn you can see kingfishers.

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    • Lakenheath Fen

      Lakenheath Fen

      We've converted an area of arable farmland into a large wetland. There is a visitor centre where you can find out more about the reserve, its wildlife and history.

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    • Lake Vyrnwy

      Lake Vyrnwy

      Our visitor centre and well-stocked shop are the ideal places to start your visit. Join a trail through the woodland and wildlife is soon all around you.

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    • Leighton Moss

      Leighton Moss

      The largest reedbed in north-west England, and home to some really special birds such as breeding bitterns, bearded tits and marsh harriers. You might see deer too, not to mention butterflies aplenty!

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    • Loch Garten, Abernethy

      Loch Garten, Abernethy

      When ospreys returned to breed in Scotland, this ancient Caledonian pineforest is where they chose to come. The Loch Garten Osprey Centre provides fantastic views of these magnificent birds on the nest.

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    • Loch Leven

      Loch Leven

      Part of the Loch Leven National Nature Reserve, this is an ideal day out for all the family. Visit our hides for close-up views of wildlife.

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    • Loch Lomond

      Loch Lomond

      RSPB Loch Lomond is one of the best places for wildlife in Scotland. On the southeast shores of Loch Lomond, the site has a remarkable mix of habitats.

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    • Lochwinnoch

      Lochwinnoch

      As one of the few wetlands left in west Scotland, Lochwinnoch is an ideal day out for all the family. It's the perfect spot to watch whooper swans, wigeons and a wide variety of ducks during the winter months.

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    • Mersehead

      Mersehead

      Discover the breathtaking scenery and wildlife that's typical of this region. Stroll along the nature trails and use the viewing hides to explore at your own pace.

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    • Minsmere

      Minsmere

      There's so much to see and hear at Minsmere: splendid woodland, wetland and coastal scenery, rare birds breeding and calling in on their migrations, shy wildlife like otters, the 'booming' of bitterns in spring, beautiful bugs and flowers.

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    • Old Moor

      Old Moor

      Right at the heart of the Dearne Valley, Old Moor is a wonderful place to come and watch wildlife. The skies, fields and open water are teeming with birds throughout the year.

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    • Pulborough Brooks

      Pulborough Brooks

      Set in the heart of beautiful countryside, this reserve is a fantastic day out for people of all ages. Walks lead through hedge-lined paths to viewing areas and hides where volunteers are often on hand to help point out the wildlife.

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    • Rainham Marshes

      Rainham Marshes

      We acquired Rainham Marshes in 2000 and set about transforming it into a great place for nature and people. You can expect to see breeding wading birds in spring and summer, and large flocks of wild ducks in winter.

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    • Rye Meads

      Rye Meads

      For a great family trip, visit this delightful wetland reserve beside the River Lee. Rye Meads is a favourite with walkers, birdwatchers and photographers too.

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    • Saltholme

      Saltholme

      Come and explore our huge wetland and all its wildlife, but don't forget to make time for our brilliant café - just follow your nose for freshly-brewed coffee, gooey cakes and mouthwatering meals.

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    • Sherwood Forest

      Sherwood Forest

      There is nearly always something going on at Sherwood, to add to the magic of your visit, like festivals, story trails, bug hunts and seasonal events. See what’s coming up, and make the very most of your time here.

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    • Strumpshaw Fen

      Strumpshaw Fen

      Walk round the reedbeds, woodlands and orchid-rich meadows and you could chance upon marsh harriers, bitterns and kingfishers. Come in spring and summer when the meadows bloom with flowers, and see an array of dragonflies and butterflies.

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    • Swell Wood

      Swell Wood

      The ancient oaks of Swell Wood are part of a continuous strip of woodland extending some 10 miles along the ridge from Langport to the Blackdown Hills.

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    • The Lodge

      The Lodge

      The nature reserve here opened in 1961. The woodland, heath and acid grassland along the Greensand Ridge are being restored to form the largest stretch of heathland in Bedfordshire.

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    • Titchwell Marsh

      Titchwell Marsh

      This popular reserve on the north Norfolk coast has something for everyone. A walk from the visitor centre down to the sandy beach takes you past reedbeds and shallow lagoons, which are often full of birds.

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    • West Canvey Marsh

      West Canvey Marsh

      This is the largest single area of green space on Canvey Island. This wonderful wetland reserve includes nearly two miles (3 km) of new nature trails, three viewing points, a picnic area and children's adventure area.

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    • Ynys-hir

      Ynys-hir

      Ynys-hir mixes Welsh oak woodland with wet grassland and saltmarshes. Feast your eyes from any of our seven hides - look out for birds of prey.

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