Established originally by a group of women concerned about the number of birds being killed to service the fashion of wearing bird feathers in hats the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds believes:
birds and wildlife enrich peoples' lives
the health of bird populations is indicative of the health of the planet, on which the future of the human race depends
we all have a responsibility to protect wildlife.
A day out with the RSPB
The RSPB protects, restores and manages habitats for birds and other wildlife. They have reserves right across the UK, and as an organisation they have worked hard to ensure that wherever possible these reserves are accessible to people with wheelchairs and therefore pushchairs. Many of the reserves also have areas specially for children with adventure playgrounds and activities such as bug hunts. There are family centres with viewing windows and staff on hand to point out the birds. There are also guides on the birds that may be visible. Each of the reserves has a visitor book and here are some of the comments from several of the reserves that are family focused:
"A really good day out. The kids love getting messy and finding bugs and we all get lots of exercise. We have even started to recognise some birds!"
"Visited with all the family ages 6 to 71, we all had a great time. The quarry area was superb, saw plenty of woodpeckers, tits and even a treecreeper. Fantastic."
"May both my wife & myself congratulate you all in the superb way you have made Titchwell an amazing place. We were worried about being able to take our 8 week old baby Ruby in the pushchair, but it was so easy and we walked all the way to the beach. We saw some fantastic waders along our walk. We couldn't stay too long as you would understand with an 8 week baby but our visit was remarkable, it was like stepping on to another planet!"
So as you can read for a day out that is both educational, fun, active and inexpensive - visit an RSPB reserve.
RSPB Deals & Offers
RSPB offers a great value day out however from time to time they will offer discounts on selected breaks. We work closely with RSPB to ensure you find the best and latest deals and offers right here.