Ham Wall Christmas opening hours 

The reserve, hides and car park will be open as usual throughout the festive period.

The toilets, refreshments and welcome point will be closed on the following days

  • 24 December – Christmas Eve
  • 25 December – Christmas Day
  • 26 December – Boxing Day

The toilets will be closed from 2 pm on 23 December and reopen at 9 am on 27 December.

We hope you are able to enjoy the reserve safely over the whole of the festive season. We'd like to take the opportunity to take you all for your support this year and we hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Here is a summary of what’s currently available at Ham Wall:

Car park open (5 am-6:30 pm). Car park machine card payment only, members park free.

Outdoor, Covid-secure, staffed Welcome Point (Fri-Mon, 10 am- 4 pm)

Reserve trails open (Dawn until Dusk)

Toilets open (5 am-6:30 pm)

Take away refreshments available to purchase, (10 am - 4 pm. Weekends and during the week when we have a volunteer) card payment only.

Picnic Area open (Dawn until Dusk)

Hides open (Dawn until Dusk)


When visiting us please follow all current Government guidance around social distancing, maximum group sizes, hygiene and follow all signage on-site.

 Please also follow Government guidance on travel both within Tier 2 and between tiers.

 We ask that all visitors, except those who are exempt from doing so, please wear a face-covering while in our toilets and hides.


Due to Covid-19, we are unfortunately still asking visitors to find an alternative local starling roost to visit in the evenings where possible due to government advice on maximum gathering sizes and social distancing. For the safety of everyone, please visit starlingsintheuk.co.uk to find your nearest alternative roost site. If you’re thinking of visiting the Avalon Marshes for starlings this year and it is your local site, please plan your visit carefully and read our latest guidelines here before arriving : http://bit.ly/starlingsandcovid19 


For the latest RSPB Covid-19 updates please visit: http://bit.ly/ReservesCovidUpdates or keep up to date with our Facebook and Twitter pages. We are @RSPBHamWall on both.