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“Great for toddlers”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Newport Wetlands

Newport Wetlands
Ranked #6 of 40 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great for toddlers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

I had my 3 year old granddaughter for the day and decided to go to the Wetlands. On the way she kept telling me she was looking forward to going to the kingdom and had seen pictures of a lion on signposts on the way from Monmouth! I was a bit worried that she was expecting a zoo and would be a bit disappointed at a few birds!! However, we had a lovely walk out to the lighthouse, over the bouncy bridge where we saw 2 swans with 4 cygnets and numerous coots, ducks and moorhens. She ticked off species spotted on a sheet, although we didn't hear a cuckoo today or see a tortoiseshell or peacock butterfly, so she didn't get a prize! She was able to tell me from pictures around the reserve, which species she has seen on Springwatch!! She had a little play in the playpark there and was the only one there so we played pirates in the boat, watched by 2 Canada geese and their 2 babies! Then we came home and had a picnic in the living room and spent a lot of the afternoon looking through a british wildlife book, again identifying all manner of creatures, familiar and not so familiar. Will definitely buy her RSPB membership for either her birthday or Christmas.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Newport, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“if you like birds and walking then this is for you.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

lovely few hours out,nice walks little cafe to sit in and have a snack they do lunch boxes for children hot and cold snacks.best to wear wellies if it has rained,there is a lovely play area for children but can get muddy under foot.you can see some lovely birds if you look carefully and some very rare,can get very busy but there is a lovely big car park which is free.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank smokey49
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North Devon
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Newport Wetlands - RSPB”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

First visit for some time, what a transformation. What a delightful place to have on the outskirts of Newport. We had a picnic lunch on the picnic site then spent a couple of hours bird-watching which was fruitful.
We were surprised that it was free but it does mean that it will encourage non-members to visit the site, appreciate both it's quality and see what the RSPB does.

Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Sparky056
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Wales
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376 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“enjoy the outdoors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

A beautiful place to walk around or just to sit and watch the ducks. Very family friendly. Staff are knowledgeable and helpful and will always point you in the right direction. There are lots of events and activities for children. The cafe is very good and quite reasonably priced though limited in what it offers.

Visited May 2014
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Newport, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not enough choice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

There is very little choice at lunchtime and often by noon there are no sandwiches left. They do not seem to be replenished. Service is slow and curt but prices are high for such a place.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank John G
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