Visiting Brandon Marsh

Brandon Marsh is open

Charline Hue

Update: 15/05/21

We are pleased to confirm that in line with the latest government roadmap guidance we will be able to reopen the bird hides and the indoor seating area in The Badger's Kitchen on Monday 17th May. 

The Badger's Kitchen will be open from 9.30am, and the hides will reopen in the afternoon after a final check by staff. Face coverings must be worn inside the bird hides (unless exempt) and social distancing adhered to; we also ask that you are considerate to other visitors by not spending more than an hour in a hide at a time to ensure everyone has the chance to view the wildlife. Happy birding! 

Update: 07/05/21

We want to say a massive thank you to every one of you for your patience whilst the reserve was closed and we can’t wait to welcome you back.

Following on from the latest government guidance, we are excited to announce that Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, the visitor centre and the Badgers Kitchen will all be reopening on April 12th. We will be open 7 days a week, operating our regular summer opening hours of: 9.30am-4.30pm Monday-Friday and 10am-4.30pm Saturday and Sunday. Members out of hours access will also be reinstated from Monday 12th April.

Toilets will be open during visitor centre opening hours, however bird hides will remain shut in line with government guidance on mixing within indoor spaces. As it is nesting season it is essential that everyone sticks to the paths and does not access the areas in front of the bird hides or other conservation areas to ensure there is no disturbance to nesting birds.

We will not be operating a booking system, but ask that all visitors adhere to government guidelines once on site, park considerately in the carpark and please do ask a member of staff in the visitor centre if you have any questions. All visitors will need to wear a face covering when in the visitor centre, unless exempt.

The team have used lockdown to make some changes to the layout and look of the visitor centre to allow for better social distancing and improvements to the area between the shop and the reserve. Entry and exit will be via the visitor centre, please follow the one way system and social distancing measures in place. The café will be operating a take away service from the courtyard until they are able to reopen the indoor seating area once again.

Our café facilities are under new management. Badger’s Kitchen will be operating a take away service from the courtyard until they are able to reopen the indoor seating area once again. We’re really excited to introduce you to a new team with a fantastic new menu and would love you all to come in, say hello and try their delicious food and drinks.

Once again, thank you for your support and your patience through the last few months and we can’t wait to see you all exploring our wonderful nature reserve once more.

If you have any queries, please contact us on or 02476 302 912.