Merseyside Nature and Wildlife Attractions

Merseyside Nature and Wildlife Reserves and Attractions, tourist and visitor information, many with brief details of disabled access. Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Merseyside Attractions and Heritage pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB Reserve - Wildfowl and wading birds in winter, warblers in spring, vast panoramas and a fascinating history. Straddling the border between England and Wales with restored reedbeds, fenland and farmland. Visitor centre, cafe, picnic area, guided walks available, pushchair friendly - Disabled toilets, baby-changing facilities, trails and boardwalk suitble for wheelchairs


Church Farm Park - Thurstaston, Wirral - Hen House tour, tractor ride, sheep, goats, meerkats, shop and coffee shop - we have no accessibility information for this site


Formby Red Squirrel Reserve - famous for its Red Squirrels, Natterjack Toads, Sand Lizards, Great Crested Newts, sand dunes, surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods, 4 self-guided walks available to download, cycling is allowed on the beach and along both of the roads that go through the site - Mobility toilet facilities accessible by RADAR key, braille and large print guides available, accessible paths in some woodlands and throughout the asparagus trail, baby-changing facilities


Hilbre Islands - three islands in the Dee Estuary off West Kirby, accessible only at low tide by walking across the sand and mud, a nature reserve and known as great bird watching place - we have no accessibility info but believe it not accessible to those with restricted mobility


Marshside RSPB Reserve - Marine Drive, Southport - " In the spring you can see brown hares boxing in the fields, while in the early summer you'll spot nesting birds like avocets and lapwings. During the winter months the skies fill with visiting waterfowl such as pink-footed geese and wigeons, not to mention birds of prey that can set flocks wheeling over the marshes. " - Visitor Centre, two hides, a viewing platform and three viewing screens - Accessible ‘portaloo’ at visitor centre, hide trails are level and surfaced, at least 2 m wide with passing places, Two ‘hides’ (Sandgrounders’ doubling as Visitor Centre). Level entry, 1 m wide doors. Movable seating and space for wheelchair users


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