Visit RSPB Fairburn Ings between 9 and 17 March for National Lottery Open Week and you can park for free! Simply bring a National Lottery ticket and place it in the front windscreen of your vehicle*.
Nestled between Leeds, York and Wakefield, Fairburn Ings is an exciting site for family activities and wildlife watchers alike. Developed over the last 60 years we've transformed this habitat from coal face to wild place; an ex-industrial site rich in heritage which is now an important site for breeding and wintering wildfowl.
In recent years this hard work has resulted in successful breeding by some of the UK’s rarest and most beautiful wildlife including; bittern, bearded tit, Cetti’s warbler, little egret and spoonbill. In spring, the reserve fills with birdsong as pairs establish territories and prepare to breed.
So why not stroll the many trails and listen for the distinctive song of the chiffchaff or watch for a flash of blue behind the kingfisher screen and in front of Charlie’s hide.
Families can explore the fully accessible 500m Discovery Trail for a relaxed walk together whilst spotting nature in this beautiful landscape and there are lots of other activities on offer too! Our friendly staff and volunteers can advise you on top bird-spotting tips and share the best places to find the latest sightings around the reserve. So, we hope you agree, there's never been a better time to visit.
Bring your National Lottery ticket and let us say #ThanksToYou for supporting us with free parking. Plus 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/scratchcard 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/fairburn-ings 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.