You're invited! Visit us at RSPB Ham Wall for National Lottery Open Week between the 9 and 17 March and park for free. Just put a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard, past or present, in the front windscreen of your vehicle, easy*.
Ham Wall is a wetland teeming with wildlife - from rare species like water voles and otters to magnificent birds like bitterns and kingfishers. Enjoy stunning views across the marshes to Glastonbury Tor and make some time to follow secluded paths through the mystical landscape.
Whether you're quackers about birds or wild about nature there's something for you here. Ducks are one of the main attractions in the wintering months and Ham Wall is the perfect place to test your ID skills on the large numbers of widgeon, gadwall, teal, mallard, shoveler, and tufted ducks on the reserve. Can you spot the few pintail hiding among them? In spring The ‘boom’ of the male bittern can be heard echoing across the reserve and you may see flying females bringing food to their young. Swallows, swifts, martins and hobbies start arriving from Africa and up to 30 hobbies may be seen in the air at one time.
And there's lots for children to do too, the main path through the reserve is wide and flat so is pushchair friendly. Our new play area with wooden reedbed climber is a great place for kids to let off steam and spot wildlife that makes its home here from the children’s viewing tower. Plus, you'll find the old railway track perfect for a traffic-free bike ride or walk through the heart of the reserve taking you to Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve and Glastonbury as well as Sustrans route 3.
We look forward to seeing you soon with your National Lottery ticket or scratchcard and let us say #ThanksToYou for supporting us with free parking all week. If you're already a member then why not encourage your friends and family to discover one of your favourite places for free?
*Terms and Conditions below.
One National Lottery ticket entitles the holder, plus their car occupants, to free parking between Saturday 9 March and Sunday 17 March 2024 inclusive. Please display proof of play in the windscreen of your vehicle.
Please check the RSPB website www.rspb.org.uk/days-out/reserves/ham-wall for site opening times and accessibility.
All National Lottery games, including National Lottery draw-based games, Instant Win Games, and National Lottery scratchcards, purchased in-store and online / via app, qualify to redeem this offer.
Proof of purchase of a National Lottery game can be either hard copy ticket or digital.
The date of the draw / purchase is not relevant.
This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and there is no cash alternative.
This promotion is not valid for a reserve event where a separate charge is made for attendance.
The RSPB has the right to refuse entry to a reserve in the unlikely event of sites reaching capacity, as well as due to unforeseen circumstances, matters outside of the RSPB’s control or at the RSPB’s discretion for any other reason.
Entrants may use a National Lottery ticket once per site during the promotional period.
All children aged under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
All participants are required to comply with the RSPB’s guidance, codes and policies when visiting a site.
Provided that nothing shall exclude or in any way restrict the liability of the RSPB for fraud, death or personal injury resulting from the RSPB’s negligence, or for any other liability to the extent such liability cannot be excluded or limited by law, the RSPB accepts no liability for any losses incurred as a result of its participation in the promotion, or relating to refused entry.
Promoter: The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (the RSPB) is a registered charity in England & Wales no. 207076 and in Scotland no. SC037654 whose registered address is at The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2DL.