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RSPB Fairburn Ings nature reserve

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Fairburn Ings Newton Lane | Fairburn Ing Visitor Centre, Castleford WF10 2BH, England
+44 1977 628191
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Friendly, informative staff and volunteers.

Lovely place to go for a peaceful walk with the opportunity for lots of fresh air and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ledwidge
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
A great option for families

This is a great place to visit for singles, couples, families, young & old - there's a very good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John C
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
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“pond dipping” (60 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (15 reviews)
“bird watching” (12 reviews)
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Fairburn Ings Newton Lane | Fairburn Ing Visitor Centre, Castleford WF10 2BH, England
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+44 1977 628191
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"pond dipping"
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"feed the ducks"
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"bird watching"
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"water birds"
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"great walk"
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"den building"
in 7 reviews
"play area"
in 21 reviews
"bird garden"
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"duck food"
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"nice place to visit"
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"bird life"
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"mobility scooter"
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"coffee machine"
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"few hours"
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"great for kids"
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"hot drinks"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to go for a peaceful walk with the opportunity for lots of fresh air and the possibility of seeing some birdlife. It is a huge site and its easy to spend a couple of hours enjoying the quiet.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit for singles, couples, families, young & old - there's a very good visitor centre, with several helpful staff & volunteers, & there's a good variety of long & short walks & viewing opportunities. There are plenty of hands-on...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk and the staff were all friendly in the visitors centre, would recommend for an afternoon out.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

As we live fairly local we travel to Fairburn Ings usually twice a year so the kids and dogs can enjoy some fresh air and hopefully see a rare bird or two. Each time we go we expect that a pavement or walkway will have...More

Thank foxmeister
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RSPBFairburnIngs, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Fairburn Ings nature reserve, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Hi Thank you for your lovely comments, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! Unfortunately we are unable to turn the Riverbank Trail into a full circuit as the lake is to the boundary of the reserve. However, we have taken feedback about the need for...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Excellent , everybody must go , terrific was everybody especially children , learn all about the birds ,take your binoculars ,children love pond dipping , and the park and cafe

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We visited the RSPB Fairburn Ings on Easter Sunday and although we arrived at about 1015 it was already quite busy, but had no problem parking. We made our way to the reception and as we weren't members there was a £3 charge for the...More

Thank Suesreview
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

I live in Leeds and this nature reserve is a short drive from this city, it is very close to the town of Castleford and if you are in these areas it is well worth a visit. A truly tranquil place and the variety of...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Even in the rain it's a delightful place to visit. The visitor centre has a good selection of sandwiches, hot drinks and gifts (I like the zips they have for jackets and bags). On today's wet visit we saw several lovely birds and a lovely...More

Thank Hannah R
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

The reserve has varied habitat. The star species are dartford warbler and spoonbill. The walks are great with wonderful views over Poole harbour.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Ideal for bird watching, walking, or having a cuppa in the cafe area. The staff are very welcoming and helpful. The shop has everything from a packet of bird seeds to a pair of binoculars.

Thank Mark G
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I know that but reduce the price and sell more product. I worked for British rail in the early 80's when they reduced all single fares for pensioners to £1, they had to put on extra trains to deal with the demand, and the... More
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Yvonne B
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Response from Mark G | Reviewed this property |
The car park is £2.50 (payable in the cafe). Not sure about any gluten free cakes.
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