Situated on the banks of the Conwy estuary, with magnificent views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle, this reserve is delightful at any time of year. Discover frogs, dragonflies and butterflies in Summer, or marvel at thousands of water birds on the estuary in Winter. RSPB Conwy is a great place to get close to wildlife, to spend time with family and friends, or just take time out in fantastic scenery. There’s a network of pushchair-friendly trails with viewpoints and hides to make the most of your visit and plenty of information about the species that you may see. Perhaps you’ll meet one of our friendly volunteer wildlife guides who can help you discover just a little bit more? At the Welcome Hut in the car park, you receive a warm welcome and all the information that you will need for your visit. We have activities that involve the whole family, such as Wildlife Bingo, encouraging you to look out for nature as you walk the trails. The Coffee Shop is a great place for a light lunch or afternoon tea, with views across the lagoon to the Carneddau Mountains. You can find the perfect gift in the Visitor Centre and check out the RSPB website for loads of events. There is a play space for children to enjoy too!
“ And sore must be the storm - That could abash the little Bird. That kept so many warm” - Emily Dickinson.
If the closest you ever get to experiencing wildlife is the pigeon on your windowsill, then a visit to an RSPB reserve is an outstanding opportunity that should never be missed. In fact, it’s a magical experience for all, even the knowledgeable ornithologist, and RSPB Conwy nature reserve is one of the best. A wonderful example of how nature reclaims everything, what started life as debris from material dug out during constructing the A55 road tunnel, has become home to a vast variety of wildlife. All year round, nature reveals her inner beauty to all, weaving a magical spell that bewitches young and old. During winter months, the sky is alive with the beating of wings, as tens of thousands of starlings return home. A wonder not to be missed!