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Thurstaston Nature Reserve

Wirral, Merseyside, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Outdoor

Thurstaston Common Nature Reserve has almost 250 acres to explore, filled with a fantastic variety of habitats that is home to plenty of wildlife. It is open throughout the year and free to visit, making it a great location for some free family fun.

The reserve is a mix of semi natural and planted woodland, open parkland, and heathland, providing a wide range of wildlife habitats with its coniferous and deciduous trees, fresh water and grass meadow. If you are blessed with children interested in birds, butterflies and hide and seek then bless yourselves further with a sunny afternoon here and enjoy some glorious views and rare spottings.

The main entrance to the area can be found at Royden Park, Frankby, although it can also be approached from Thurstaston Hill near Irby. There is a walled Nature Garden that is open daily, plus a Coach House and exhibits that are open on occasional weekends throughout the year.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Hill Bark Lodge, Hill Bark Road, Wirral, Merseyside, CH48 1NP, England


Click here to visit Thurstaston Nature Reserve's website
0151 677 7594

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Daylight access to Park


Free admission


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Wirral, Merseyside, England

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