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Biodiversity at Potteric Carr: Family Friendly Short Tour

Women in Rail Yorkshire, GB Railfreight and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust invite you and your family for a fun and informative tour of Potteric Carr Nature Reserve in Doncaster.

Tucked between the East Coast Mainline and GB Railfreight’s regional office, this is a chance to explore the amazing life that whizzes past the window! Potteric Carr is a sanctuary for wildlife and a dynamic example of the rich biodiversity of the area. This family-friendly tour of the reserve will explore the importance of wetland habitat both for the array of creatures that make it their home, and for us as we seek answers to the climate crisis.

As well as the wonderful reserve, Potteric Carr hosts a gift shop and excellent café so feel free to arrive early for breakfast or stay for lunch!

The café, shop and nature reserve are all suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. People using wheelchairs, powerchairs and mobility equipment can find more information about the reserve here, thanks to Accessible Nature.

There will be 2 tours available on the day. This tour is a shorter one for those with little legs. Register here for the Longer Potteric Carr Walking Tour, a longer tour that will take in additional parts of the reserve and bird hides.

Please wear sensible shoes (trainers, walking shoes, wellies) and weather-suitable clothing.

Access to the reserve for the reminder of the day is included (family ticket usually £12).

Option for lunch at the café (not included).

Toilets (including disabled access) and baby-change

How to Register

Please register each person attending separately (including children) using the form below.

Please note that registrations will close at midday on 29th March 2023 and that spaces are limited to 15 people, including children.


  • 10:00
    Meet at the reserve – shop, café and toilets all available
  • 11:00
    End of short tour