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Fairburn Ings

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Address: Fairburn Ings Newton Lane | Fairburn Ing Visitor Centre, Castleford WF10 2BH, England
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+44 1977 628191

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Such a lovely place.

We try to visit as often as possible as it's such a lovely place, even in the depths of winter months when the weather isn't that great. The play area and tree house is fab fun... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gary C
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We try to visit as often as possible as it's such a lovely place, even in the depths of winter months when the weather isn't that great. The play area and tree house is fab fun for our son, and the little cafe serves a nice cup of tea.

Thank Gary C
York, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fab place to visit for all age groups. Cafe on site, children's play area and lovely walks. The walks are diverse, through wooded areas and also lakes. Consequently, the bird life is very varied. Lots of wading birds, birds of prey and woodland birds.

Thank Gerry C
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

love this place great for everyone staff are great, take a picnic and walk round great day out. lovely little shop,great place to take dogs and the kids play area and den making is hours of fun

Thank bluexx
Leeds, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for first time and far better than I was expecting, we enjoyed every minute of pond dipping,bug searching and den building, a lovely walk and finished with a picnic and a coffee. Lovely little shop selling coffee and snacks also indoor eating area which SN be used for your own picnic which is fab. Kids tables/chairs and colouring is... More 

Thank Lisa F
Castleford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Depending on the weather and the time of year, Fairburn Ings is a beautiful place to amake at your leisure. Been here many times over the past few years and there is always something different to see. Whether it be the species of birds who come to the Ings or just watching the place blossom through the season. It can... More 

Thank malcolmagar
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a lovely visit today, the sun was shining and nature was well and truly basking in it! Saw some wonderful creatures including a very friend robin and even a little lost bat who we helped the staff save. The staff were so helpful and lovely, would definitely recommend going!

Thank Lucy Rose W
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited here numerous times and the place is well looked after by staff and volunteers who really value what they do. Great for watching garden birds due to all the feeders and dedicated areas available and a few walks from here of varying lengths, so would suit anybody. Tracks get a bit muddy after lots of rain but... More 

Thank Emma H
Greater London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Have visited this reserve 3 times now and always been slightly underwhelmed by the sightings, the amount of dogs on the reserve and the facilities. Not a poor place with some decent walks (if you like being bothered by dogs being walked), however you a good way in some of the hides from the water and hence you really need... More 

Thank Fargo2016
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29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A professional set up in every sense. RSPB on hand to answer the "What's that bird etc". Hides to take the pictures from. Full pathway round with lots of wheelchair access. Easy access from the road, 50 yards tops. Feed the bird stations,, shop for the drinks etc.

1 Thank normanb48
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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478 reviews
197 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We called to the ings on a quiet Friday lunch time. We have visited several times to see the birds but today just wanted to park and eat a quick lunch. The main car park and visitor centre leads onto the ings but no view is possible. We drove further up the road and had a quick stop in the... More 

Thank theharrogatelady

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