Ham Wall Christmas opening hours 

The reserve, toilets and car park will be open throughout the festive period.

The Info Point, refreshments and Robin Robin trail will be closed on the following days:

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

We hope you are able to enjoy the reserve safely over the whole of the festive season and that you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Here is a summary of our current opening hours 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 (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 preferred.

 Picnic Area open (Dawn until Dusk)

 Hides open (Dawn until Dusk)

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

If you are planning to visit to see the starling roost during this time please be aware that over Christmas and New Years is when we see the highest visitor numbers. Our car park has limited spaces available for visitors - please do not be surprised if we have to turn you away due to reaching our site capacity. Please do not park on the road – be considerate of our neighbours and the need for emergency vehicle access at all times. If the car park is full or closed, then the site is at capacity - please return to visit the roost another day or choose a different roost to visit. For more information on visiting the roost please see this link: https://bit.ly/HMWStarlings2122

Travel Somerset have announced that from 4 January – 1 April the road between the reserve and Ashcott will be closed. This means that access to the reserve will only be from the Meare side. For further details and diversion route please visit the Travel Somerset website at this link:


Thank you to everyone for all of your support this year. We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!