Plan your visit
The visitor centre is open every day from 9am to 5pm (closing at 4pm from the end of October to early February), except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
The trails and public toilets are open every day.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
- £6 per car for non-members
- Car park cost
Free to RSPB members. Facilities charge of £6 per car for non-RSPB members.
How to get here
The closest station is King's Lynn, approx. 22 miles from reserve.
The closest bus stop is on the main road outside the reserve.
National Cycle Route number 1 is within two miles of the reserve.
Take the first left after driving eastwards along the A149 through Thornham village. The reserve is signposted with a brown tourist sign.
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.
Group booking information
Groups are welcome by appointment - please telephone in advance. Guides can be hired if required. Limited parking for coaches. Group food orders should be made in advance.
Schools booking information
School groups are welcome by appointment. Guides and activity leaders can usually be arranged on request, trail sheets and activity sheets that support Key Stage 1-4 learning objectives are available.
Viewing structures and hides are easily accessible. One hide has low level seating and a work table suitable for young children.
Equipment such as binoculars, bug hunting kits and activity packs can be hired.
Schools are welcome to bring their own food to eat in our picnic area. There is limited parking for coaches.