Taking the kids out for the day in the UK

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Scotland - Perth and Kinross

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve covers 98 hectares near Dunkeld. From early April to late August, the star attraction is a pair of breeding ospreys, which nest just 150 metres from our observation hide. Highlights include: Get closer to the ospreys with binoculars, telescopes and live video footageSpot red squirrels, woodpeckers...

3445.48 miles away

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England - Cornwall

In cold winters, as many as 18,000 birds have been seen here, because this most south westerly estuary in the UK never freezes. During spring and autumn, it is an ideal place to see migrant wading birds, gulls and terns. In summer, if you are lucky, you may catch sight of an osprey. The reserve is good for walking, with pushchair-friendly paths.Opening...

3482.45 miles away

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South Glamorgan - Barry

The Amelia Trust is a working farm set on 160 acres of countryside in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan. Visitors are invited to see, hear and smell a working farm, which is providing an alternative education for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people working with skilled staff and volunteers.The many other people that make up the daily community on the...

3545.09 miles away

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Devon - Exeter

On the outskirts of Exeter, Darts Farm is home to a large variety of birds, insects and other wildlife. Our shop here is part of a large shopping complex in beautiful farmland, with ponds and wetland areas.Opening timesMonday to Saturday, 9 am to 5.30 pm, and on Sundays, 10 am to 4.30 pm.If you are new to birdwatching...On the outskirts of Exeter, Darts...

3551.37 miles away

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Devon - Topsham

Just five miles from Exeter city centre, Exminster and Powderham Marshes are great places to see birds all year-round. You can enjoy lovely walks here in this fascinating landscape.The marshes are a vital feeding and resting area for large numbers of birds which come here on their migration and to spend the winter – so watch out for big flocks of geese,...

3555 miles away

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Devon - Topsham

Bowling Green Marsh is on the east bank of the Exe Estuary, within easy walking distance of both Topsham High Street and our shop at Darts Farm. It overlooks the Clyst and allows over-wintering birds a choice of safe roosting sites as the rising tide pushes them off the mudflats. It's the main high tide roost for the north of the estuary and one of the...

3555.39 miles away

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Devon - Sidmouth

You can enjoy a walk along firm paths over quiet heathland here and have a chance of seeing Dartford warblers and stonechats in summer. The woodland fringes, streams and ponds abound with butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies. Stay late on a summer evening to see nightjars at dusk. Aylesbeare Common is managed with kind permission from Clinton Devon...

3564.58 miles away

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Gloucestershire - Lydney

Nagshead is a woodland reserve, located on the western edge of Parkend, in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, and is home to RSPB NagsheadSpring at Nagshead is an especially good time to visit as you can wander along the trails looking for pied flycatchers, redstarts and species of tits around the nestboxes. Look to the skies for views of ravens,...

3569.89 miles away

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Gloucestershire - Gloucester

Park and GardenThere is a 1.25 miles (2 km) marked nature trail starting at the car park that offers an opportunity to see a variety of woodland types. The path is flat with no steep inclines, however the surface is clayey and, as a consequence, is generally quite muddy, particularly during the winter.The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation...

3577.43 miles away

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Dorset - Weymouth

A nature reserve in central Weymouth sounds unlikely, but once you are on the footpath amongst the reeds and lagoons you could be far away in the countryside. Radipole is a great place to come, whether you are new to wildlife watching or an old hand. There are well-known birds here such as house sparrows, finches and robins, alongside uncommon or rare...

3598.12 miles away

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