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Outdoor Event, from 3 Dec 2016, free entry

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Binoculars

Binoculars

Address

Newton Lane,
Ledston,
Castleford,
WF10 2BH

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 3 - Sun 4 Dec Binocular & Telescope Hands On Weekend
Fri 9 - Sat 10 Dec Focus on Nature
Sat 17 Dec - Fri 6 Jan Festive Discovery Quiz Trail
Sat 31 Dec - Mon 2 Jan Binocular & Telescope Hands On Weekend
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Jan Feeder Making Weekend
Sat 4 - Sun 5 Feb Binocular & Telescope Hands On Weekend

Details

Are you are interested in a new pair of binoculars, or want to try a telescope, but not sure what to look for or what the numbers mean?

Then head over to Fairburn's hands on weekends, where the lovely team of staff and volunteers are waiting to give you expert advice to help you choose the right products for you.

They have a wide range of choice, and stock available to take away on the day.

The events are to be held outside, unless the weather prevents this, so it gives you a great opportunity to try products where you need them – outside on the reserve.

These are free events, however, normal admission charges do apply for non-member visitors wanting to head around the reserve too.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcome

The visitor centre, family trail and Lin Dike trail are accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. Lin Dike hide was highly commended in recent Natural Environmental Biffa awards and the site was awarded Quality Assured Status in 2007.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 3 - Sun 4 Dec 2016 10:00 to 15:00
Sat 31 Dec 2016 - Mon 2 Jan 2017 10:00 to 15:00
Sat 4 - Sun 5 Feb 2017 10:00 to 15:00
Sat 4 - Sun 5 Mar 2017 10:00 to 15:00
Sat 1 - Sun 2 Apr 2017 10:00 to 15:00
Sat 6 - Sun 7 May 2017 10:00 to 15:00
Sat 3 - Sun 4 Jun 2017 10:00 to 15:00
Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jul 2017 10:00 to 15:00
Sat 5 - Sun 6 Aug 2017 10:00 to 15:00
Sat 2 - Sun 3 Sep 2017 10:00 to 15:00
Sat 30 Sep - Sun 1 Oct 2017 10:00 to 15:00
Sat 4 - Sun 5 Nov 2017 10:00 to 15:00
Sat 2 - Sun 3 Dec 2017 10:00 to 15:00

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

See location of RSPB Fairburn Ings on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 451278  Lat: 53.74481 Long: -1.31660

By Road:
Leave the A1 at junction 42 for the A63, and follow signs for Fairburn village on the A1246. Once in the village turn right at Wagon and Horses public house. At the T-junction turn right, and the reserve is 1.5 miles on the left.

Car parking is free for RSPB members and £3 for non members

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Castleford Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Castleford Bus Station

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

The visitor centre, family trail and Lin Dike trail are accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. Lin Dike hide was highly commended in recent Natural Environmental Biffa awards and the site was awarded Quality Assured Status in 2007.