Facilities at Radipole Lake

Full facilities information

Visitor centre

RSPB Discovery Centre open daily 9.30am - 5pm.

Closes at 4pm throughout November, December and January.

Car park
  • 800 spaces
  • 27 Blue Badge spaces
  • Parking is at the Council owned Pay and Display car park.
  • Charges applicable.
  • Drop off point outside Discovery Centre.
  • Some lighting in car park.
  • No height restriction.
  • A toilet in the Discovery Centre.
  • Other public toilets in the Swannery car park, 120m from the Discovery Centre.
Accessible toilets
  • An accessible toilet in the Discovery Centre.
  • Other public toilets in the Swannery car park 120m from the Discovery Centre with an accessible toilet. A radar key can be borrowed from the Discovery Centre.
9.30am - 5pm daily (4pm in November, December and January)
Vegetarian options
Gluten free options
  • Self-service cafe offering hot and cold drinks and a range snacks. To arrange gluten free options please get in touch.
  • We have a highchair available and baby changing onsite. You are welcome to bring your own baby food and children’s snacks as required. 
  • All of our ingredients are locally sourced where possible.
  • If you have a group of 10 or more please call to let us know and we'll make sure we order in enough for your group. Please call the visitor centre, tel: 01305 778313, for a chat.

No shop facility on-site.

Baby changing
Picnic area

Outdoor seating area with views over the reserve.

Pushchair friendly
Binocular hire

Binoculars are available to hire, and there are telescopes available to use.

Viewing point
  • Four, including the visitor centre which has great views across water, reed and roosting posts and an island.
  • There are viewpoints on the Buddleia Walk.
  • A viewing screen offers excellent views over the north end of the reserve.
Nature trails

Two signposted trails.