Plan your visit
Visitor centre opening times are 9.30am - 5pm.
Our cafe is open 10am - 4.30pm (until 4pm between November - March).
Closed 25th December.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
- Other discounts
Family ticket: £12.50
How to get here
The nearest train station is Llandudno Junction, half a mile from the reserve. The quickest route is to turn left from the station, take the first left down Conway Road and just before the road bridge (Ffordd 6G), take the footpath to the right, then turn left onto the bridge; cross the road to pavement and continue south past Tesco and Cineworld to the A55 roundabout. The reserve is on the south side of the roundabout and is signposted.
A more enjoyable, but slightly longer walk, is just over a mile (see on foot/bicycle above). A map to the reserve in on a board outside the entrance to Llandudno Junction railway station.
If you’re travelling here by train, take advantage of our offer of a free drink. Present a valid rail ticket for arrival at Llandudno Junction in the Waterside Coffee Shop on the day of travel, and we’ll give you a free cup of tea or filter coffee.
The nearest bus stop is the number 27 at Tesco, follow directions as above. Many other buses stop nearby in Llandudno Junction (numbers 5, 9, 14, 15, 19 and 84).
Sustrans cycle route 5. We recommend using the coastal cycle path signposted from Conwy Cob. From Llandudno Junction rail station, take the first left down Conway Road. Go under the bridge and after 200 m, go under another bridge and immediately up steps. Walk towards Conwy and at the start of the gardens, drop to your right and loop beneath Conwy Road through an underpass, over the footbridge and follow the estuary track south for half a mile to the reserve car park.
From the A55, take junction 18 (signposted Conwy and Deganwy) and follow the brown RSPB signs. The reserve is on the south side of the roundabout. From Conwy, Deganwy and Llandudno, take the A546/A547 to the Weekly News roundabout, drive south past Tesco and the Cinema complex (Ffordd 6G) and cross the roundabout over the A55. The entrance to the reserve is on the south side.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Information for dog owners
Sorry, we don't allow dogs, except registered assistance dogs, because there are breeding birds and otters, and, in winter, roosting birds on the reserve. There’s a popular dog walk along the estuary, running north from the reserve.
Group booking information
We welcome group visits, but ask that you tell us you're coming if the group size is 12 or more (Tel: 01492 584091 or email firstname.lastname@example.org), particularly if you plan to travel by coach. There is no group charge, but RSPB members are reminded to bring a valid membership card to obtain free entry. All other visitors charged the standard entrance fee.
If you would like a guided walk, subject to availability, we can arrange this for an additional fee of £30 for a group of up to 15 people, or £50 for a group of 15 to 30 people. Please ring the reserve at least six weeks before your proposed visit to arrange a group visit.
Schools booking information
The whole reserve is rich in wildlife habitats with a huge variety of plants, minibeasts and birds for your pupils to discover, with help from our expert team who are accredited by Learning Outside the Classroom. There are three viewing hides and an indoor classroom. It's a great place for children - and teachers - to explore.
We specialise in activities for primary age children, and until July 2018, the costs of these visits by primary schools in North Wales is funded by Aldi, so schools just need to organise the transport. For other schools, visiting after 1 April 2018, prices are £4 for a half-day and £6.50 for a full day for primary schools (minimum charge £80 for half-day, £130 for full-day visit).
Each programme is designed to last two hours; sessions run from 10am - 12pm, and then 12.30 - 2.30pm.
To find out more, and view the programmes offered, visit our school trip ideas page.