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RSPB Fairburn Ings nature reserve

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Fairburn Ings Newton Lane | Fairburn Ing Visitor Centre, Castleford WF10 2BH, England
+44 1977 628191
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Passing through

A great place, set in tranquil location. Great for a walk in the great outdoors, brilliant for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dazzler1657
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Yorkshire - Born & Bred
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Great day

First time visiting and on arrival were greeted by 2 RSPB membership recruiters who were super... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
simon m
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
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“pond dipping” (62 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (15 reviews)
“bird watching” (12 reviews)
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Fairburn Ings Newton Lane | Fairburn Ing Visitor Centre, Castleford WF10 2BH, England
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+44 1977 628191
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"pond dipping"
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"feed the ducks"
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"bird watching"
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"water birds"
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"great walk"
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"den building"
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"play area"
in 21 reviews
"nice place to visit"
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"vending machine"
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"bird garden"
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"bird food"
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"duck food"
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"bird life"
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"mobility scooter"
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"few hours"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great place, set in tranquil location. Great for a walk in the great outdoors, brilliant for people of all ages, and when you've finished enjoying the sites, stop off in the main complex and have a brew and chat to the pleasant staff, great...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First time visiting and on arrival were greeted by 2 RSPB membership recruiters who were super friendly and on that note we signed up as it's a great cause and a great deal. Our kids did the pond dipping and if your a rspb member...More

Thank simon m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weather it was just bad luck we didn't see much wild life on our visit,one dragon fly,some geese,one swan,only one bird on the feeding station but expected a lot more to see & do,we are members of the RSPB & they do a good job...More

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RSPBFairburnIngs, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Fairburn Ings nature reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Patricia Sorry you had a disappointing visit, thank you for your kind words though. Next time you come, if you pop into the centre we'll be able to show you the best spots to head to on the map so you can get up...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely scenic walk from Castleford, over to #FairBurnIngs #NatureReserve Ive been on 2 walks over there in April & May. It’s a lovely area also for parents to take their children to learn about nature. There’s pond dipping, where they supply bowls & nets to...More

Thank Jayne B
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Lovely place to go for a peaceful walk with the opportunity for lots of fresh air and the possibility of seeing some birdlife. It is a huge site and its easy to spend a couple of hours enjoying the quiet.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit for singles, couples, families, young & old - there's a very good visitor centre, with several helpful staff & volunteers, & there's a good variety of long & short walks & viewing opportunities. There are plenty of hands-on...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk and the staff were all friendly in the visitors centre, would recommend for an afternoon out.

Thank EdenClarissa
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

As we live fairly local we travel to Fairburn Ings usually twice a year so the kids and dogs can enjoy some fresh air and hopefully see a rare bird or two. Each time we go we expect that a pavement or walkway will have...More

Thank foxmeister
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RSPBFairburnIngs, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Fairburn Ings nature reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hi Thank you for your lovely comments, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! Unfortunately we are unable to turn the Riverbank Trail into a full circuit as the lake is to the boundary of the reserve. However, we have taken feedback about the need for...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent , everybody must go , terrific was everybody especially children , learn all about the birds ,take your binoculars ,children love pond dipping , and the park and cafe

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We visited the RSPB Fairburn Ings on Easter Sunday and although we arrived at about 1015 it was already quite busy, but had no problem parking. We made our way to the reception and as we weren't members there was a £3 charge for the...More

Thank Suesreview
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I know that but reduce the price and sell more product. I worked for British rail in the early 80's when they reduced all single fares for pensioners to £1, they had to put on extra trains to deal with the demand, and the... More
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The car park is £2.50 (payable in the cafe). Not sure about any gluten free cakes.
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