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RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve

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We need to return with more time

We dithered over whether to buy tickets as we only had 2 hours, but the lovely welcomer, Aimée, was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
chrisbH2241WA
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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Great cake

Lovely little cafe with great customer service. Large free car park outside and easy access to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Georgina M
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Silverdale, United Kingdom
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Come and discover some very special wildlife at RSPB Leighton Moss. This popular nature reserve is home to a variety of wonderful creatures - from birds and bugs to bats and otters. If you are lucky, you may even spot our largest residents, the red...more
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Myers Farm Storrs Lane, Silverdale LA5 0SW, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We dithered over whether to buy tickets as we only had 2 hours, but the lovely welcomer, Aimée, was really helpful in prioritising what we should aim to see. Other staff within the reserve were equally helpful in recommending how to use limited time. Our...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little cafe with great customer service. Large free car park outside and easy access to the bird reserve.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Georgina M
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Georgina - thanks for your review. Our popular café is a favourite stop-off for passers-by as well as our many reserve visitors and we aim to please! I hope that you will visit again in the near future Jon Carter, Visitor Experience Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

We lost track of time and forgot to book a place to stay this weekend. This was largely due to a mix up of not knowing which child was where this week, not helped by all the schools having a slightly altered Easter holiday schedule....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ingvar I
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi - thanks for visiting us and for posting your comments here. It's great to hear that one of your children is a keen birdwatcher in the making! Wonderful too that you chose to travel here by train - given the many concerns we have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon at the reserve. Gorgeous sunny day. The staff were lovely and helpful. They enabled us to enjoy ourselves with quizzes etc. Had not been for years but will definitely go more often now.More

Date of experience: April 2019
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Diane - thank you for leaving your comments here! It's always good to hear from someone who hasn't been for a while, and even better to hear that you're already planning on coming back again soon! We'll look forward to seeing you again in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Leighton Moss for the first time with high expectations and we were not disappointed. A super Nature Reserve, informative RSPB staff, lovely scenery, loads of birds, ample car parking and a super cafe! On our visit we saw loads of birds, the highlights...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mike D
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mike - so glad to hear that you had such a wonderful day out at Leighton Moss! We are genuinely delighted to read such great feedback as the whole team here do strive to ensure that all visitors have as good a time as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here on our way home from the Lakes with a 7 and 11year old and had a brilliant few hours. Special mention goes to the staff and volunteers. On arrival one of them gave us a great introduction, showing us all the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Cate91
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Cate and clan! Thanks for visiting and thanks also for leaving your lovely review. I'm really pleased to hear that the whole family had a great experience on the reserve - it's massively important to us that we inspire the next generation to enjoy...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in late the previous afternoon intending to have a walk to the nearest hide, but it started raining hard so we decided to return the following morning. When we woke up it was very misty, but we went back and despite the poor...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jennifer Yes, the weather can play a big part in the Leighton Moss experience! I'm really delighted to hear that you caught up with some of the birds you were hoping to see, despite the gloom. Spring is a wonderful time here and I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a fantastic place with great hides to sit and birtdwatch or take photographs or just enjoy the views.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Viviana G
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments Viviana! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoy Leighton Moss as much as we do! Please visit us again soon, Jon Carter, Visitor Experience Manager

Reviewed March 16, 2019

This was at least our 2nd visit to this nature reserve. Although not particularly bird watchers it is still really nice to see the natural habitat created for them to live and thrive in. It is all easy walking on the flat and there are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Helen V
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Helen - thanks for visiting Leighton Moss and also for posting your review. We are very keen to encourage visitors who do not necessarily consider themselves birdwatchers. We feel that simply being immersed in nature is a very worthwhile way to spend time! The...More

Reviewed March 10, 2019

We usually start on the estuary before going to the main building & reserve, on an extremely wet day we were ready for a hot drink! However, on entering the building we were accosted by 2 members of staff/volunteers demanding rather than asking if we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

Hi Robert Sorry to hear that you didn't find everything to your liking on this occasion. From your comments I assume you are a regular visitor and have had no such concerns previously? Our welcome team make every effort to greet all visitors as they...More

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Chisi76
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Rachel L | Reviewed this property |
There is a path that dogs can be walked along, but not near the red beds. You can't access a lot of the site with a dog.
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Pete A
February 28, 2018|
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Response from chrishansford | Reviewed this property |
Leighton moss is quite large, from the visitor centre to the lower hide is just about a mile, and from the centre the other way is something like 3/4 of a mile, I am in my 60's and find it no problem to go from one end to... More
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voodoosue
February 18, 2018|
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Response from 167martynk | Reviewed this property |
Yes if you aren't an rspb member. Also, if you use public transport it's free. Donations are work come though.
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