Wildlife fun for the whole family at RSPB Frampton Marsh


There are several fun events for the family taking place at RSPB Frampton Marsh throughout the summer holidays.

Running every day, put your brain to the test with a fun treasure hunt. Pick up your entry sheet from the visitor centre before setting off around the trail, looking for questions to answer. If you get them right, you win a prize. The treasure trail is suitable for children aged four and over and costs £2, with accompanying adults free. No dogs allowed.

There are special courses running during the holiday. On Tuesdays and Thursdays visitors can investigate a watery world with pond dipping. On Fridays there is a ‘Mini Monsters’ bug hunt. With guides on hand to identify what you find, you can get a glimpse of a completely different world.

Places on the courses cost £3 per child with advance booking essential.

If you prefer something big and bold, the reserve is having an open day on Sunday 2 August, between 11 am and 4 pm. There will be lots of fun activities on offer for you to enjoy. Come face-to-feeler with a lobster (thanks to Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority), workshops from the Transported arts project, nestbox building, and music from Endeavour radio. Best of all, it is completely free!

On Saturday, August 7, there is a wild night ahead, with a special camping event on the reserve. Pitch your tent, then take part in the fun activities before settling down for the night, surrounded by nature. Booking is essential for this event as places are strictly limited. To take part costs £17.50 for adults, with children half price.

Chris Andrews, visitor experience manager for the reserve, said; “Summer is here and it is marvellous to get out into the great British countryside. Bring your kids and have a great time surrounded by wonderful wildlife.”

You can get more information on these or any other reserve activities by calling 01205 724678 or by emailing lincolnshirewashreserves@rspb.org.uk.