Exciting news! We’re currently working on a new project to replace the well-used Kingfisher Hide with a more fit for purpose viewing hub.
For over 20 years the current hide has offered visitors fantastic views of kingfishers and other wildlife – now the building is suffering from wet rot, encroachment of vegetation and showing signs of water ingress. Regular inspections suggest that the hide won’t be safe for visitors to use in the near future.
Lots of people love using the Kingfisher Hide, making it very popular, but this means the current structure no longer meets the needs of all its different users. Replacing the hide with a more suitable viewing hub will offer the perfect opportunity to create a structure that’s better for everyone.
How will we make it better for everyone? How will we know what everyone needs? Well, over the next few months, until early April, we will be asking those of you visiting the site to tell us how you use the current hide and what you might like to see from the new viewing hub, so we really can make it a hub for everyone.
If you’d like to share your thoughts, please do pop along to the visitor centre and fill out a questionnaire, or speak to one of our staff and volunteers on your next visit. Or make the most of our upcoming open day on Sunday 18th - entry is free and we will be running a bird feeder craft session from 10.00am until 2.00pm. Alternatively give us a call on 01992 708383.
The main thing that really springs to mind is a much bigger space for disabled visitors and their carers (if they have one with them). That would be a huge improvement.
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