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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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Nice morning out - weather depending

If you have the weather, Fairburn Ings can be a nice morning out, with a little park for the kids... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NickyRose100
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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A favourite nature reserve

An excellent, well managed nature reserve covering a large area where there is always something to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TarkanFan
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Yorkshire
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“pond dipping” (58 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (15 reviews)
“bird watching” (11 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have the weather, Fairburn Ings can be a nice morning out, with a little park for the kids, shop where you can get a warm drink and buy seeds to feed the ducks, there is pond dipping and hides all along the routes...More

Thank NickyRose100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent, well managed nature reserve covering a large area where there is always something to see. Different areas attracting different species. For example, pond dipping, lake/ponds with hides, garden birds area, wild areas with feeders, Riverside/kingfisher viewpoint. The walk around the immediate area is...More

Thank TarkanFan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited with our two boys and niece and nephew, all aged 6 and under. It is £3 to park and the rest of the nature reserve is free. When we paid for the parking in the shop, the staff were so...More

Thank AJVarley
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Only used boardwalk bit as wanted to practise different settings on camera with wildlife and those swans and ducks refused to stay still on the water. Really peaceful other than bird calls !

Thank Jonofromcas
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Visitors centre is very good and full of information. The place is well looked after and a great place for kids, with nature trails and lots of fun ways to learn. For adults the views and wildlife are second to none.

Thank RichardEastwood
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to come for a long walk. If you're patient you and sit and watch you will spot lots of different birds. We came early before the crowds which was best as it was lovely and quiet.

Thank Dannic74
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

It was a lovely day today and we wanted an outdoors, not too expensive local day out. Fairburn ings was suggested to me by a friend. Looked right up our street! Parking is £3 per car and you pay at the visitor centre. We were...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed feeding the swans and ducks and the also the pond activity. It reminded me of going on a school trip. I'm a big kid at heart so loved the fact that we could sit down and eat our packed lunch on the...More

Thank Globetrotter2k11
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The paths are well maintained so using a rollator is not too bad. However, the slope to some hides is far too steep and the gravel is dangerous. We sat for ages and saw nothing much due to the accumulation of algae/weed near the edge...More

Thank Dirne S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

A nice welcome at the visitors’ centre, where you can get information about the site, a bit to eat, and enjoy the shop. Toilet facilities are also available. Near the centre are a number of bird feeding areas which are visited regularly by birds and...More

Thank Andy P
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David G
13 February 2017|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
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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Yvonne B
10 February 2016|
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Response from Mark G | Reviewed this property |
The car park is £2.50 (payable in the cafe). Not sure about any gluten free cakes.
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