- National Parks
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
The RSPB Bempton Cliffs are a safe haven for local creatures and give animal lovers a chance to see them in their natural habitat. This would be a fantastic way to teach children about the importance of conservation.
Watch nearly half a million seabirds flock to the cliffs, far above the crashing waves of the North Sea. It’s the UK’s largest mainland seabird colony and is quite a sight, especially from one of their six clifftop viewing platforms. Four of the viewpoints are wheelchair and pushchair accessible. They are all carefully maintained, so you can safely enjoy the view with your youngest ones. The site offers all the essentials for a lovely day out: activities for kids, nature trails, picnic areas, equipment for hire and a Seabird Centre. You can even get a sneak peek of the birds with CCTV footage beamed live from the cliff face.
Sail the seven seas - or at least the Yorkshire coastline - on a Puffin and Gannet Cruise. A whole host of feathery friends are waiting to meet you, including gannets, guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes and puffins. You’ll also be in marine mammal country so keep eyes peeled for seals and porpoises!
- Three-hour tour along the Yorkshire coastline
- Nature trails, bird watching and picnic areas
- Learn about conservation
- Picnics Allowed
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
The Seabird Centre, Cliff Lane, Bempton , Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 1JF, England
There are 'brown signs' from the main road in Bempton village.
Click here to visit RSPB Bempton Cliffs's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Summer: Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
Winter: Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 16:00
Kids (under 17): £2.50
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £12.50
RSPB members: Free
Sandwiches, snacks, cakes, hot and cold drinks - plus Kids' Meals in summer. Outdoor decking area and picnic tables. Limited indoor eating space in winter.
Dogs are allowed but must remain on leads.
Even on sunny days, there can be a nippy breeze on the cliff tops. Wrap up warm and wear sensible footwear - some of the paths are grass tracks.
Three of their six viewing platforms have ramps for wheelchair/pushchair access and special bays to improve sight-lines for those sitting. Disabled parking is immediately outside the Seabird Centre. A full accessibility statement can be found on our web site.
Parking is included in the admission fee.
There is an hourly bus into Bempton village from the nearest town, Bridlington. There is a mile walk from there to the nature reserve.
Bempton train station is just outside the village - the walk to the reserve from there is around 1.25 miles.