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Free Parking at RSPB Fairburn Ings

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.

RSPB Terms and Conditions – Fairburn Ings

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.

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