With the end of Government restrictions on Monday 19 July, we're delighted to take the final step in reopening the reserve facilities by allowing visitors to enjoy the unique views from our visitor centre.

There's a slightly different look and feel to the room than before the pandemic in order to keep everyone safe, with visitors using one side door to enter and the other side door to exit, and for comfortable seated viewing of the main scrape. We're asking all visitors to continue wearing face coverings indoors unless exempt, as RSPB staff and volunteers will be doing. Refreshments will continue to be served by the welcome team for takeaway from the decking outside the visitor centre.

Test and trace is no longer a requirement, but the QR codes remain in place to check in via the NHS Covid-19 app for those visitors who wish to.

Elsewhere on the reserve, not much has changed except for the removal of capacity limits on the three hides; visitors should use their own judgement on entering a hide, but please consider the amount of time you dwell in them on busy days, to allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful wildlife in comfort here.

A summary of what's now available:

 Car park 9am-9pm

 Outdoor, staffed Welcome Point 9.30am-5pm

 Nature reserve trails 9am-5pm

 Hides 9am-9pm

 Visitor centre 9.30am-5pm

 Toilets 9.30am-9pm

 Refreshments for takeaway (card payments preferred) 9.30am-4.30pm

 Shop (mail-order for home delivery) with all your nature-needs. Card payments preferred 9.30am-4.30pm

 Self-guided family trails and activities


We look forward to welcoming you back to Burton Mere Wetlands soon!