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RSPB Fairburn Ings

  • Castleford
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • National Parks

Attraction Information

Get in touch with nature at RSPB Fairburn Ings: a glorious nature reserve in the northern countryside.

Families can follow the easily accessible trails, winding through the woodlands and lakeside. Enjoy a spot of birdwatching with lapwings and redshanks aplenty in the wetlands. There’s also an amazing heronry where you can watch these majestic birds claim their nests and rear their young in Spring and Summer.

Be sure to rent your nets for the family favourite activity, pond dipping. Plenty of creepy crawlies to keep the kids entertained!

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Opening hours

February - October: Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

November - January: Monday to Sunday 9:00 - 16:00

Closed Christmas Day.


Free entry, car parking £3.00 all day (free to RSPB members and blue badge holders).

Travel & Contact Information


Newton Lane, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 2BH, England

Phone number

01977 628191



Click here to visit RSPB Fairburn Ings' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

A hot drinks machine which grinds fresh coffee, a range of sandwiches, pasties, cold drinks and snacks.

Yes, RSPB Fairburn Ings is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, RSPB Fairburn Ings have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Pets are allowed.

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