Plan your visit
Car park and toilets are open daily 9am to 5pm (locked outside of these times). The parking charge is £3 for non-members, free for members.
The shop is available daily between 10am and 4:30pm. The cafe is available daily between 11am and 3pm, takeaway cold drinks and snack items are available from the shop outside cafe hours.
Christmas and New Year 2021
Normal opening times apply, except:
December 24, 25 & 26 - Visitor Centre and car park closed
December 27, 28, 31 & Jan 1 - Visitor Centre & car park 10am - 4pm, shop 10.30am - 3:30pm,
cafe 11am - 3pm
- Free entrance to RSPB members
- Car park cost
- £3 parking fee for non-members
- RSPB members park free
Picnic area is closed
Play area is closed
How to get here
The nearest railway station is Newport (approx. 5 miles from reserve).
Number 63 bus from Newport city centre goes to the visitor centre, is a demand responsive service. For booking details contact Newport Bus on 01633 211202.
Sustrans National Cycle Network route 4 has a branch to Newport Wetlands using existing roads. The car park has a covered cycle stand. Cycling on the reserve is restricted to a designated route.
Join the A48 at either junction 24 or 28 of the M4. Follow the A48 until you come to the Spytty Retail Park roundabout. Exit onto the A4810 Queensway Meadows. At the first roundabout take the third exit onto Meadows Road and follow the brown tourist signs to the reserve.
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
There is one permissive dog walking route on the perimeter of the reserve marked by pawprint signs. You can get a map from the visitor centre, where there are tethering rings and a drinking bowl at the entrance.
Registered assistance dogs are welcome (please do not be offended if we ask for evidence of registration).
Schools booking information
It is hoped that school visits will return to Newport Wetlands in Summer 2022.
The whole reserve is rich in wildlife habitats with a huge variety of land and pond minibeasts, birds, and plants. It’s the perfect place for your pupils to discover, learn and explore, with help from our expert team who are accredited by Learning Outside the Classroom. We offer a range of hands-on activities for primary and secondary pupils.
Primary school visits cost £4 per pupil for a half-day (minimum charge £80) and £6.50 per pupil for a full day (minimum charge £130). For secondary costs, please call us on 01633 636363. Each programme is designed to last between one and a half to two hours; sessions run from 10am - 12pm, and then 12.30pm - 2.30pm.
To find out more, and view the programmes offered, visit our school trip ideas page.
Contact Newport Wetlands
- RSPB Newport Wetlands Visitor Centre, West Nash Road, Nash, Newport NP18 2BZ
- 01633 636363
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