Plan your visit
- Nature reserve: open at all times
- Car park: open at all times
- Visitor Centre: open daily 10am-4pm
- Refreshments: open daily, 10am-4pm
- Toilets: open daily 10am-4pm
Festive opening times
- Christmas Eve: nature reserve open at all times. Visitor centre, café and toilets closed.
- Christmas Day: nature reserve open at all times. Visitor centre, café and toilets closed.
- Boxing Day: nature reserve open at all times. Visitor centre, café and toilets closed.
- New Year’s Eve: nature reserve open at all times. Visitor centre, café and toilets open, 10am-4pm.
- New Year’s Day: nature reserve open at all times. Visitor centre, café and toilets open, 10am-4pm.
- All other days in the festive period are open our usual winter opening hours as above.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
£1.50 (5-17 years)
Free entrance for first child
Free entrance for under 5s
- £2 (with a valid NUS card)
- Free entrance for carers
- Car park cost
There is no separate charge for parking, instead our entry fees include parking as well as:
- entry for one person
- use of all visitor facilities including the RSPB trails
- viewing structures and picnic area.
Once you've arrived in the car park, please pay in the visitor centre.
Picnic area is closed
How to get here
Boston is the nearest train station, about 4 miles (6.4 km) away.
The nearest bus stop is in Kirton village, approximately 3 miles (5 km) from reserve. The 113 Brylaine bus and the 58 Kimes bus run from Boston from Monday to Saturday.
The ‘Call Connect’ on demand bus service from Boston operates 7am – 7pm weekdays, 8am – 6pm Saturday. For more details call 0845 2343344 or visit lincsinterconnect.com.
National Cycle Route 1 is approx 1.5 miles (2.5 km) from the reserve entrance.
The reserve is signposted from the A16 between Boston and Kirton. Follow the brown signs to RSPB Frampton Marsh.
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.
The Macmillan Way long-distance footpath (starting in Boston) crosses the reserve.
Information for dog owners
Dogs are welcome on the public footpaths around the nature reserve. Please keep to the designated rights of way only.
Please keep your dog on a lead and under close, effective control at all times, due to the sensitive wildlife, habitats and livestock here.
We know that the countryside is a dog walking paradise. It’s important to remember the special surroundings here are wonderful havens for rare wildlife. Even if dogs are very well behaved, wildlife and livestock can easily become startled by a loose dog they perceive as a predator.
Disturbing wildlife does more than simply causing it to move away; it uses up their energy, decreasing their chance of survival regardless of season. Thank you for protecting the special wildlife here by keeping your dog on a lead and under close, effective control.
- Reedbed trail and parts of the Wash trail are not public footpaths, so sorry, no dogs are permitted here other than assistance dogs.
- Dogs are welcome on the Grassland trail.
- Dog water bowls and tie-up area are available at the front of the visitor centre.
- Please be aware that cattle graze on parts of this site. They’re here to do an important job - creating the ideal habitat conditions for some of the special species to live in. The cattle are largely placid, but please keep a respectful distance from them.
- Sorry, dogs aren’t permitted in the visitor centre other than assistance dogs.
- Dogs die in hot cars, please do not leave your dog in the car when visiting us.
Group booking information
Bringing a flock?
We welcome group bookings.
Please notify us of your visit in advance. Whether it is to reserve coach or minibus parking, pre-book tables in our café, arrange a tailored introductory talk or organise a bespoke guided walk for your group, we can ensure that your needs are attended to.
If you are a nature tour leader, we would love to work with you to make the most of your trip for your guests.
For all group visits, please contact us on our email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can arrange your visit to your specific requirements.