RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre

RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre

Come to our free visitor centre on the edge of Fairhaven Lake. It’s the gateway to the north side of the Ribble Estuary – the third most important estuary in the UK – which attracts over 250,000 birds each year. We are on an amenity lake so try your hand at feeding the ducks, driving a boat or playing on the new play park.

You’ll get good views of the estuary nearby and the lake itself attracts wintering ducks. The centre is open all year round and has a full programme of events from guided bird walks, mud dipping and monthly toddler group. Fairhaven Lake has a new arts trail and regularly changing family trails are available at the centre to keep the little ones entertained as you stroll around the lake. The site is pram- and wheelchair-friendly, popular with dog walkers and has toilet and cafe facilities.

RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre Opening Times and Prices

We are free and there is also plenty of free parking at the site

Opening times

In summer we’re open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. During the summer term the centre may be closed for school visits, but the shop will be open at these times. Please call us first to check the centre is open. During winter, come and see us anytime from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm.

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Getting in Touch with RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre

Here's how you can get in contact with RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre.

RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre Website

[email protected]


RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre Facebook Page

01253 796292

Where to find RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre

Sat Nav Postcode: FY8 1BD

Latitude: 53.7384186, Longitude: -3.0009367

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By train

Trains run on the hour to Ansdell & Fairhaven station from Preston Station. Turn right outside the station onto Woodlands Road. Continue to bottom; at the mini roundabout turn right onto Clifton Drive. Cross the road and turn Left onto Lake Road. Continue to bottom and turn right onto Inner Promenade. The centre is situated at the bottom of the steps next to the Lake.

By bus

Buses run all year round every 20 minutes on Line 7 from Blackpool, St Annes and Lytham, the nearest stop is at Lake Road. Walk down Lake Road cross Inner Promenade and the centre is at the bottom of the steps next to the Lake.

By road

From the south end of Blackpool, take the A584 Clifton Drive southbound towards Lytham. Continue straight on through St Annes. Turn right onto Lake Road; at the bottom, turn left onto Inner Promenade. The centre is situated next to the lake on the right-hand side.

RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre, Inner Promenade, Fairhaven Lake, Lancs, FY8 1BD.

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