Fun for kids

Activities for Children at Rodley Nature Reserve

Family Activity Guide: Call in at the Visitor Centre and pick up the latest quiz trail guide – can you find/spot all the items listed?

Pond Dipping 2020 – details to be advised.

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: Most of the Reserve hides and viewing screens have low viewing points suitable for children – what can you spot on our wetland habitats or at the Manager’s Garden feeding point? Binoculars are available for loan from the Visitor Centre.

Get colouring

Click on any of the pictures to download them and colour them in.


Come down to the reserve and make some real wildlife sightings!

One Hundred and Two

The number of records of Common Buzzard on the Reserve in 2015. Only a few years ago they were a rare sight in the Leeds area.

One Hundred and Fourteen

The number of bird species recorded by visitors in 2015.

One Hundred and Sixty-Seven

The number of nesting holes in the Sand Martin Bank in 2015.