- RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve
- Relax and take in magnificent panoramic views of the Cowny valley...
- Go wild in our outdoor play space!
- Catch a glimpse of our vegetation removal team at work! Can you spot our wild Carneddau ponies?
- Get up close with nature at one of our many wild events!
- Browse loads of wildlife goodies, and get expert advice on bird care, optics and much more!
- Relax in our bird hides and spot a variety of wildlife on the lagoons...
- Catch up with friends over a light lunch or afternoon tea in our waterside coffee shop...
Welcome to the go-to place for families who love nature. Kids will love getting hands-on with our activities or running wild in the outdoor play area. There are quizzes, trails with viewpoints and hides to make the most of your visit. You’ll even get to meet Tegi, our friendly earth-monster!
Our coffee shop, with beautiful panoramic views of the reserve and Conwy valley, is a great place to relax over a cuppa, and our shop is bursting with fantastic gifts and wildlife goodies!
The reserve situated just off the A55 on the banks of the Conwy estuary, with magnificent views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle, is one of the most beautiful and accessible places in North Wales to enjoy a stroll along circular walks.
Home to an array of wildlife – from water rails and warblers to moths and dragonflies, and an unforgettable experience of beautiful starling murmurations as the birds move in unison, it’s the ideal place to watch nature at its best.
You can get an even closer view of a nature spectacle when you visit one of our hides looking out onto two freshwater lagoons with islands. These lagoons provide a valuable high-tide resting area for estuary birds.
A wildlife garden near the visitor centre attracts invertebrates, including the six-spot burnet moth, common blue butterfly, and emperor dragon. Over 270 plant species have been recorded, including the bee orchid and cowslip.
You’ll be spoilt for choice with our events programme and don’t miss out on the fantastic farmer’s market held at the reserve on the last Wednesday of every month.
Starling – Visit us in winter to witness thousands of these birds dancing at dusk as their murmurations fill the skies – a true spectacle!
Water rail – Water rails are seen regularly at Conwy – often from our coffee shop window!
Sedge warbler – These fantastic migrants arrive at Conwy from Africa in April and fill our reed-beds with noise throughout the summer.
Emperor dragonfly – Visit in summer to see Britain’s bulkiest dragonfly as they patrol the edges of the lagoons.
Black-tailed godwit – These elegant, long-billed birds use the lagoons in spring and autumn.
Stoat – These charismatic mammals are often spotted most frequently in spring frolicking amongst the rocks on the estuary track.
Snipe – Look closely along the edges of the lagoon islands throughout autumn and winter, you may spot a snipe!
Our visitor trails, shop and car park are open 9.30am-5pm. Our coffee shop is open 10am-4.30pm (10am-4pm from November-March).
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