Things to do at RSPB The Lodge review
RSPB The Lodge is located close to Sandy in Bedfordshire. It is a nature reserve and garden that offers an exceptionally rich combination of wildlife and heritage experiences. The woodland, heath and acid grassland cover an area of around 220 hectares.
The nature reserve is maintained by the RSPB and there is a visitor centre with refreshments and toilets. You can also hire binoculars and enjoy a number of nature trails. There is also a play area for the kids. There are picnic benches dotted around the nature reserve and on the lawn area in front of the shop. The bridleway path that runs from the reserve entrance to the gardens and the wild play trail are accessible. If you have a sturdy buggy you may want to venture further on their Buzzard trail.
In normal times they offer guided walks and there are viewing points hides. These are currently being restored. The Lodge has 4 nature trails. You can check on-site maps and the visitor centre for any seasonal trails. There is around 10km of trails in total ranging from 1.5 to 3 miles in length.
Their play area is located close to the main car park and connects to the Woodpecker Trail. There is a den building area, natural play equipment and an insect hotel that you can add your own twigs to.
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FAQ and Further Information RSPB The Lodge
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
RSPB nature reserves with 4 walking trails, a visitor centre, natural play areas and more. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE – the reserve is free for everyone to visit.
Is there parking?
There is parking. Free for members or there is a £6 charge for non-members.
When are they open?
RSPB The Lodge is open all year round, the car park shuts overnight and some facilities close on Christmas day and Boxing day. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Only assistance dogs are permitted.
Are they accessible?
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