RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre

RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre

The RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre is just a few minutes’ walk from the mud, saltmarsh and sand dunes of the River Ribble. It’s the perfect place to discover the seaside and the fascinating wildlife which lives here.

The Ribble is the most important single river estuary in the UK. It’s a fantastic home for nature and more than a quarter of a million birds visit every year.

Visit the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre

Located on the edge of Fairhaven Lake, there’s plenty to see. From the ducks enjoying the lake to the impressive views across the Ribble Estuary.

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Fairhaven Lake also offers peaceful seaside activities. Enjoy pram and wheelchair-friendly walks, toilet and cafe facilities.

You can also browse in the shop with a full range of RSPB bird care products, gifts, books and binoculars.

Learn about Wildlife

The centre is run in partnership with Fylde Borough Council. It’s open all year round with a full programme of events, suitable for all ages.

Field teacher with children at mud dipping event, Ribble Estuary
Field teacher with children at mud dipping event, Ribble Estuary

Families are at the heart of the Ribble Discovery Centre and there are activities and interactive displays on offer for all ages to discover more about giving nature a home.

It also offers a high quality educational experience in the Ribble Estuary and was awarded ‘Outstanding’ in the Learning Outside the Classroom Scheme.

The Ribble Estuary is one of the top estuaries in the UK for birds. Up to 300,000 birds use the estuary as either a winter home or a refuelling stop during their migrations from the Arctic to Africa. There is always plenty to see, especially in autumn and spring.

Opening times at the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre

Open every day except Mondays, from 10am – 5pm (4pm on shorter winter days).

  • FREE entry
  • Dogs are allowed anywhere, but please keep them on a lead.
  • Find the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre at Fairhaven Lake, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1BD
  • Contact them on 01253 796292 for more information.
  • Link to their external website

Events at the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre

Enjoy family events all year-round.

Family at a mud dipping event at RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre
Family at a mud dipping event at RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre

Have you ever wondered ‘what’s that bird’ and would like to know more about the birds in the Ribble area? Keep a look out for events from the centre.

There’s also a range of fun, educational activities for school and youth groups, so go on, book your trip today.

RSPB volunteer Pam Smith helps Owen Hughes to create a badge at RSPB's Ribble Discovery Centre.
RSPB volunteer Pam Smith helps Owen Hughes to create a badge at RSPB’s Ribble Discovery Centre. Photo: Julie Vale

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