RSPB Fairburn Ings

Contact Details:

RSPB Fairburn Ings Visitor Centre, Newton Lane,, Castleford

01977628191
fairburnings@rspb.org.uk

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  • Accessibility & Facilities

    • Accessible car parking
    • Accessible toilet
    • Cafe on site
    • Dog friendly
    • Family friendly venue
    • Gift shop
    • Pay display parking
    • Picnic area
    • Toilets
    • Wheelchair accessible
  • Opening Hours

    Monday

    06:00 - 20:00

    Tuesday

    06:00 - 20:00

    Wednesday

    06:00 - 20:00

    Thursday

    06:00 - 20:00

    Friday

    06:00 - 20:00

    Saturday

    06:00 - 20:00

    Sunday

    06:00 - 20:00

  • Travelling by Car

    By Car From the A1(M) leave at J42, take the A63 towards Leeds, follow signs for Fairburn on the A1246. From the M1 come off at J47. Take the A656 south towards Castleford, after 4 miles turn left onto Newton Lane, the visitor centre is 2 miles along the road on the right.

  • Travelling by Train

    By train The closest train station is Castleford, 3 miles away.

RSPB Fairburn Ings

If you’re a big fan of nature and like to get out into the great outdoors, you'll love RSPB Fairburn Ings. Nestled between Wakefield, York and Leeds on the outskirts of Castleford, is this lush green nature reserve offering an exciting place for families to create their own wildlife adventures. Having transformed from an industrial coal face to a wild place over the last 60 years, RSPB Fairburn Ings provides a rich habitat for wildlife and birdlife throughout the year and is a great place for some serious wildlife watching. Try your hand at pond dipping, join in with exciting events or just have a relaxing stroll around the woodland. RSPB Fairburn Ings is the perfect place for the whole family to get closer to nature. Three main trails meander through woodland and grassland bringing you closer to birds and wildlife. Take a break from exploring the reserve and grab a warm drink from the Visitor Centre. Many of the trails are accessible to all. Dogs are welcome at the reserve and facilities including a dog parking area and a dog bowl are available on site. Please follow the countryside code while on the trails. Only assistance dogs can be brought into the Visitor Centre.