Full facilities information
The visitor centre is open daily 9 am-5 pm from February-October, and 9 am-4 pm between November-January.
- 243 spaces
- 8 Blue Badge spaces
- 2 coach spaces.
- No lighting.
- No height restrictions.
The toilets are open from dawn to dusk daily. This includes the external accessible toilet.
- The toilets are open from dawn to dusk daily.
- Three accessible toilets located in the shop, outdoor toilet block and Discovery Centre.
- The tearoom is situated next to our shop.
- Highlights from the menu include cheese and fruit scones, bacon and sausage rolls, Chris's home-made bread pudding, soup and much more. You could pop in for a hot meal like lasagne or just have a cup of tea and a slice of delicious cake.
- Child-size portions available and our kids menu is priced £2.80 to £4.80.
- We use local ingredients, all our meat, milk and eggs are locally-sourced.
- Hot and cold drinks are always available, so it’s worth a visit whatever the weather. We serve our own exclusive coffee that is grown, imported and roasted by us. It's Fair-trade, organic and certified bird-friendly by the Smithsonian Institute, so now you can help save nature simply by enjoying a great cup of coffee!
- We serve a variety of organic drinks, vegetarian meals and snack, selected vegan, wheat-free, gluten-free snacks and cakes. To find out more about our menu visit 'whats in my dish'.
- Stocks bird food, gifts and birdwatching equipment, binoculars and telescopes, books, nestboxes, outdoor clothing and bird feeders.
- Open daily 9 am-5 pm from February-October, and 9 am-4 pm between November-January.
There are baby changing facility in all three accessible toilets.
- One table is 550 feet (170 m) away from the visitor centre with a wheelchair space.
- Visitors are welcome to consume their own food and drink here.
- Outside tables for tearoom customers.
Seven hides and a viewing platform.
- Three signposted trails.
- The Coast Trail is a 2 mile circuit. Allow about two hours to complete this. The path takes you through scrub, reedbed and shingle beach with four hides overlooking the shallow pools known as the Scrape.
- The Island Mere Trail is a 1.5 mile circuit through woodland with two hides overlooking the reedbed.
- A new Woodland Trail is signposted from close to the Whin Hill Watchpoint to the bridleway from Eastbridge to Dunwich, returning via Scotts Hall. This is a circular walk of about one mile.
- Two classrooms in the Discovery Centre.
- Level throughout and flexible layout.
- Carpet and lino flooring.
- Good lighting.
- Clear print displays