Potteric Carr is a wild oasis just waiting to be explored.

Now nestling between motorway and railway, it's a remnant of the vast fenland that once stretched all the way across the Humber basin to the coast. Around each corner you'll discover a true mosaic of habitats, from reedbeds swaying gently under big open skies to winding woodland trails and networks of ponds teeming with life.

During summer, the meadows are full of butterflies and abuzz with insects, while winter brings the magic of thousands of starlings creating incredible aerial displays. Listen carefully and you might even hear the booming of the elusive bittern...

Start your day at the visitor centre - the perfect place to pause for a hot drink and browse the gift shop. From birdwatching to forest tots, discover amazing wildlife experiences at Potteric Carr.

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  • Potteric Carr Nature Reserve Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Sedum House Mallard Way
  • Doncaster
  • South Yorkshire
  • DN4 8DB

Opening Times

Monday (excluding bank holidays)


Tuesday - Sunday

9.30am - 4pm