Forming a natural breakwater between the Humber and the North Sea, Spurn Head is a long sandy spit that curves 5lm from Yorkshire across the Humber estuary and is an awesome place to take your family – immerse them in the natural world and watch them learn!
The ancient grey dunes and chalk grassland in between narrow to just 46m in places but provide habitation and feeding grounds for a huge variety of residents and migrant bird species. Even if you’re not a fan of birdwatching, you can’t help but get excited by the thousands of waders and raucous squadrons of sea birds sat amongst groups of brightly coloured visitors. It’s both elemental and exhilarating.
Visiting Spurn Point National Nature Reserve at any time of the year is a great day out for the whole family and there are highlights during each time of the year – marvel at the orchids during the summer months and the wading birds on the approach to the colder months.
Childrens’ Fact Packs
This essential kit is packed with exciting and inspiring activities you can carry out with your family during your day here. Make sure you stop on site to collect yours – your day will be all the better because of it.
Highlight of the Day
Hunting for fossils on the beach…there are lots to find!
Nearest train station : Kilnsea
Car parking : Available
Website : www.ywt.org.uk/reserves/spurn-national-nature-reserve