Facilities at Dee Estuary - Burton Mere Wetlands

Full facilities information

Visitor reception is open 9:30am - 5pm, (4:30pm, November-January)

  • 80 spaces
  • 7 Blue Badge spaces
  • Not suitable for coaches - please ring or email for details on parking coaches and larger minibuses.
  • Five bike racks.
  • The car park is not lit at night.

A total of five toilets in individual cubicles are available, three beside the visitor centre and two additional cubicles a short way along the main reserve trail.

One of the five cubicles is a designated accessible toilet, with appropriate arm supports and alarm. One of the two outer cubicles is large enough to accommodate a wheelchair and has arm supports but no alarm.


Although we do not have a dedicated cafe, a range of fresh locally-made sandwiches along with a selection of hot and cold drinks, crisps, snacks and traditional ice creams are available every day during visitor centre opening hours.

A new shop kiosk is available in the visitor centre, with a small display of bird food, feeders and nestboxes plus a range of binoculars and telescopes to try. These and any product available on the RSPB Shop website can be ordered here for fast, free home delivery.

Baby changing facilities provided.

  • Eight picnic tables; one next to the car park, two in the nearby Wild Play area and one next to the visitor centre. Two more are about a two-minute walk from the visitor centre, another one in the new garden open from April to October, and the final one nearly a mile onto the reserve towards the Inner Marsh Farm hide.

  • Visitors are free to bring their own refreshments with them for picnics.
Pushchair friendly

Three hides and two screens, plus panoramic views from the visitor centre across the main scrape and wetlands through large fixed windows. Bunker hide offers the same view without windows.

A mix of signposted paths. Trail map available to download.