Wild events at Halloween

Bring your little horrors to an RSPB event this Halloween, and discover things that slither, crawl and go bump in the night!

Join us for a spooky time

We’re all going wild this Halloween! Come and see what we’ve got on offer… if you dare! From night-time safaris to discovering the creatures of the deep and going wild in fancy dress, join us for a terrifying time for all the family.

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

To find out more, pick a marker from the map or zoom in.
    • 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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    • Coombes Valley

      Coombes Valley

      This is a delightful oak woodland to walk through - especially in spring and early summer when lots of migrating birds come to breed at the reserve.

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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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    • 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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    • 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 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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    • Mull of Galloway

      Mull of Galloway

      Everywhere you turn there's a stunning view. To the west is the Solway Firth and Irish Sea, with the Isle of Man in the distance, while all around you is the frenzied activity of a large cliff colony of seabirds.

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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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    • 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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    • Sandwell Valley

      Sandwell Valley

      You can escape for an hour or two at this oasis for wildlife, less than five miles from the centre of Birmingham.

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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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    • South Stack Cliffs

      South Stack Cliffs

      Enjoy a close-up view onto a wonderful cliff-side nesting colony, with binoculars and telescopes provided. You'll be able to watch guillemots, razorbills and puffins all raising their young.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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