Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre
Gibraltar Point, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE24 4SU
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Autumn Migration: The Day List

Is it possible to see 100 bird species in one day? Join our local expert for all or part of the day. With visible migration watch, waders on the estuary, waterbirds on the lagoons and migrants in the scrub, raptor watching during lunch on the upper deck of the Visitor Centre - this promises to be a memorable day for…

Beach Clean

We are taking part in this year’s Marine Conservation Societies Big Beach Clean. The threats to both local wildlife and ourselves from rubbish left on the beaches and washing into our seas is an on-going problem. Every bit we can do makes a difference so why not come along and help us to keep Gibraltar Point’s beach…

Breeding Birds Guided Walk

A guided walk around the Reserve to see what breeding birds inhabit the area. June is a very busy time of year for birds as they are nesting and defending territories. Avocets will be most prominent on the water bodies, the reed-beds will be alive with the sound of reed and sedge warblers, whitethroats will be common…

Coastal Wildlife Walk

An evening stroll to look for the special wildlife of coastal sand dunes and saltmarsh. June is a magical time of year; the reserve is enlivened with the sound of singing warblers. A chance to see little terns from the beach, investigate the flowers of saltmarsh and sand dunes (including some orchids) and look for…

Guided Walk: Spring Birds

Now that spring is coming to an end the last of our late migrants have now returned. Take a guided walk around the Reserve to discover what species have made their home here. Good chance of seeing and hearing cuckoo, turtle dove and various warblers. Little terns can be seen offshore, Gibraltar Point now being the most…

An Introduction To Dragonflies And Damselflies

An opportunity to learn more about these fascinating insects and their lifecycles, flight times and migrations with our local specialist. Find out the differences between dragonflies and damselflies. Also a chance to get close up with one of the formidable dragonfly larvae. People with limited mobility please…

Reserve Management Walk And Talk

Have you ever wondered how a Nature Reserve is managed? Join one of our wardens on this “National Meadows Day” for a walk and talk to find out more. We will look into the management of habitats and species of Gibraltar Point, why we have livestock, hay-making, the goings-on in the Shorebird Sanctuary and much more.…

Seawatch And Wader Watch

Learn more about autumn seabirds and their movements around The Wash. We will be looking for terns, skuas and other seabirds offshore, while wading birds are coming up to roost on the high tide. Taking place on the beach out from Mill Hill. Park in Beach Car Park and follow the path to the beach. Drop in event.…

Spooky Nature Self Guided Trail

As you explore our self-guided family nature trail discover the secrets about the spooky reputations some animals have at this time of year and what we love about them. Trails can be collected from Gibraltar Point Visitor Centre and when you’ve finished head back to the centre for your prize. £3 per child People…

Waterbird Arrival Guided Walk

A chance to check out the arrival of returning waders from Northern Europe and the Arctic. Visit the lagoons with our local expert. Possibilities could include: curlew sandpiper, black-tailed godwits, ruff and little stint. poonbills have been regular on the lagoons during past summers.    People with limited…

Wild-Time: Life In The Pond

Get a bugs eye view of the underwater world at our family drop-in day as you delve into the ponds and discover what our freshwater mini-beast get up to as they go about their day. Event includes self-guided trail, crafts and pond dipping. Sign in at the Old Coastguard Station £3 per child   People with limited…

Wild-Time: Sea Dipping

Discover the animals living just off our shore while showing off your best wellies. Come and have a go with the sea dipping nets and see how many amazing creatures you can find. Free Waterproof shoes must be worn.  People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wild-Time: Under The Sea

Ever wondered what lives under the waves of the North Sea? Come join us at our family drop-in day to encounter the wonderful creatures that call it home as you take part in sea dipping, a self-guided trail and make your own sea creatures to take home. Sign in at the Old Coastguard Station £3 per child Waterproof…

Wildlife Walk

Join our expert on a relaxing afternoon walk around the reserve. May is a magical time of year. The reserve is enlivened with the sound of singing warblers, the wild flower meadows are ablaze with colour, dragonflies are seen hawking over the ponds and butterflies dance around the sunny meadows People with limited…

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