Join us at RSPB The Lodge between the 9 and 17 March and get free parking for National Lottery Open Week. Just place a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard on the front windscreen of your vehicle*.
The Lodge Nature Reserve and Gardens is a very special place, offering an exceptionally rich combination of wildlife and heritage. The woodland, heath and acid grassland here cover an area of some 220 hectares forming the largest stretch of heathland in Bedfordshire. And in spring you could see woodpeckers drumming and calling in the trees, songbirds setting up breeding territories, snowdrops and bluebells on the woodland floor and azaleas and rhododendrons in flower in the headquarters' gardens. Plus Chiffchaffs return in March, and Winter thrushes feed on the acid grassland.
Our reserve boasts 4 signposted trails to help you explore this amazing landscape and the wildlife that calls it home. For families there's the popular Wild Play Trail and play area where young adventurers can go wild on our nature-inspired play equipment including, den building area, natural play equipment and insect hotel complete with sunbathing lizards! The area is unique in Bedfordshire in that it holds two ancient hill forts, dating back to the Iron Age, more than 2,000 years ago. One of these, on Galley Hill, is in particularly good condition, and you can wander around the ancient banks and ditches and imagine about what life may have been like for the people who lived there.
Looking for something on the wild side? Then why not make a trip to The Lodge, with free parking during National Lottery Open Week it's a great time to visit. Or if you're already a member then why not bring your friends and family to visit with you?
*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/the-lodge 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.