Plan your visit
- Car park: 9am-5pm.
- Toilets: 9am-5pm.
- Shop: 9.30am-5pm.
- Coffee shop: 10am-4.30pm.
- Welcome hub: 9.30am-5pm.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
Free entrance for under 5s
- Free entrance for carers
- Other discounts
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children): £15.
Entrance to the coffee shop and shop is free.
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. This is due to the disturbance caused to breeding/roosting birds, otters, our wild Carneddau ponies and other sensitive wildlife. However, there is a popular dog walk along the estuary, running north from the car park. There is no charge for parking, but please be aware that the car park is locked at 5pm daily.
Group booking information
We welcome group visits, but do ask that you tell us that 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 will be charged the standard reserve entrance fee.
If you would like to organise a guided walk for your group, this can be arranged for an additional fee. This costs £30 for a group of up to 15 people, or £50 for a group of up to 30 people. Please contact us at least six weeks prior of your proposed visit to arrange this for your group.
Schools booking information
The whole reserve is rich in 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 the perfect place for children (and teachers!) to use their senses, explore and learn more about nature...
We specialise in activities for primary age children, with prices as follows:
- £4 per child for a half-day visit
- £6.50 per child for a full day visit
There is a minimum group charge of £80 for a half-day visit, and £130 for a full-day visit for primary groups.
We also cater for secondary school:
- £5 per pupil for a half-day visit
- £6 per pupil for a full-day visit
And A-level groups too:
- £6 per student for a half-day visit
- £10 per student for a full-day visit
There is a minimum group charge of £100 for a half-day visit, and £160 for a full-day visit for both secondary school and A-level groups.
Each programme is designed to last two hours; with sessions running from 10am-12pm, and 12.30-2.30pm. A 'half-day visit' consists of a morning or afternoon session only. However, we are very happy to discuss these arrangements with you, and will do our best to cater for the groups needs. To view the programmes offered, visit our school trip ideas page here.
To find out more information, please contact us on 01492 584091 / ConwyLearning@rspb.org.uk.