Wild events at Easter

The Easter holidays are the perfect time to entice your family out of hibernation and embark on a wild adventure at one of our nature reserves.

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

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

      Arne

      This is an unusual and special landscape where you can enjoy a vast expanse of open heathland and old oak woodland. Arne is a fantastic place for family walks at any time of year and we have regular children's days.

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    • Belfast's Window on Wildlife

      Belfast's Window on Wildlife

      Nestled in the heart of the Belfast Harbour Estate, Belfast Window on Wildlife is home to birds and wildlife from all over the world, and you can get up close and personal with them from the comfort of the visitor centre.

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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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    • Exminster and Powderham Marshes

      Exminster and Powderham Marshes

      Just five miles from Exeter city centre, Exminster and Powderham Marshes are great places to see birds all year-round. You can enjoy lovely walks here in this fascinating landscape.

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    • Fairburn Ings

      Fairburn Ings

      With pond-dipping, regular fun events and walks to help you get away from it all, RSPB Fairburn Ings is the ideal place for adults and children to find out more about wildlife.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Middleton Lakes

      Middleton Lakes

      Nestled in the beautiful Tame valley, just south of Tamworth on the Staffordshire/Warwickshire border, Middleton Lakes is our latest nature reserve to open to the public.

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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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    • 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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    • Newport Wetlands

      Newport Wetlands

      This nature reserve offers a haven for wildlife on the edge of the city, but is a great place for people too with our visitor centre, a cafe, shop and children's play area.

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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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    • Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve

      Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve

      Pagham Harbour is a glorious and peaceful nature reserve, one of the few undeveloped stretches of the Sussex coast, and an internationally important wetland site for wildlife.

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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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    • Ribble Discovery Centre

      Ribble Discovery Centre

      Come to our visitor centre on the edge of Fairhaven Lake. It's the gateway to the north side of the Ribble Estuary - the most important single river estuary in the UK - which attracts over 270,000 birds each year.

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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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    • St Aidan's

      St Aidan's

      Just a short hop from the busy centre of Leeds, St Aidan’s is a stunning park, boasting amazing views and wonderful wildlife including bitterns, avocets, black terns, skylarks and meadow pipits.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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