From 11th January 2023, the Reserve will be open Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays. Please refer to our news item for further details

Fun for kids


Get colouring

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Activities for Children at Rodley Nature Reserve

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

Pond Dipping 2023: Supervised pond dipping will be available on Sunday 26th March for a one off event. Further pond dipping will be arranged later in the year so keep checking Facebook for information.

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: Several hides are available around the reserve.

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.