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Fun for kids


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Activities for Children at Rodley Nature Reserve

Family Activity Guide: Family Trail Sheet: Pick up our Spring/Summer Family Trail Sheet and see what you can spot during your walk around the reserve.

Pond Dipping 2022: Supervised pond dipping will be available on Sundays from 24th July until 25th September. Nets will be provided at the ponds.

Mini Beast Hunt: See what you can find in our mini beast “homes” – just lift the lids and see what’s there but mind your fingers when lowering the lid! “Homes” can be found at several points around the Reserve – can you find them and what can you see?

Bird Watching: Visitors should continue to observe Government advice regarding social distancing and face coverings, particularly when entering viewing hides. Specific HIDE RULES will apply and will be posted at entrances. We ask our visitors to be considerate and allow each other the time and space to enjoy the Reserve. Please keep an eye on Covid advice as conditions are currently changing quickly.

Events for Families:  Check the events page and Facebook for details

Come down to the reserve and make some real wildlife sightings!


One Hundred and Eleven

The number of records of Common Buzzard on the Reserve in 2020. Only a few years ago they were a rare sight in the Leeds area.

One Hundred and Twenty Eight

The number of bird species recorded by visitors in 2020.

One Hundred and Forty Two

The number of nesting holes in the Sand Martin Bank in 2020.