Opening Times:

February – October 9.30am - 5pm (car park shuts at 8pm).
November - January 9.30am - 4pm (car park shuts at 6pm).


Adults Free, but a charge for non-members of £4 per car.
Children Free

Car park cost
Entry is free of charge to members all year.
There is a charge for non-members of £4 per car.
Parking is free for members and disabled badge holders, but for non-members only the first 30 minutes are free.

Other discounts
Joint entry for both Fairburn Ings and St Aidan’s is £5 per car for non-members.

Contact Details:

RSPB Fairburn Ings, Newton Lane, Castelford, West Yorkshire, WF10 2BH

01977 628191


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toilets
  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for groups
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Helicopter landing
  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site
  • Public toilets
  • Pushchairs available
  • Wheelchairs available

With pond dipping, regular fun events and walks to help you get away from it all, RSPB Fairburn Ings is the ideal place for adults and children to find out more about wildlife.

The three main trails take you through a variety of habitats allowing stunning views of birds such as willow tits and tree sparrows in the woodland, and lapwings, snipe and redshanks in the wet grassland. In winter Fairburn hosts an array of swans, ducks and geese on the main lake, so there is something to see whatever the season.