By now we are all aware of the severity of Coronavirus and the impact it will have on our lives in the coming weeks and months.

We wanted to let you know how we are dealing with it at the Avalon Marshes.  Safety is our top priority and we are closely monitoring Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates in order to act quickly, and are following advice from the Government and World Health Organisation.

In line with government advice, and to play our part in not spreading Covid-19, we are cancelling all events and volunteer activities until further notice, and will keep this under review as updates emerge.  

As regards the Avalon Marshes Centre, Somerset Crafts and the Information Point will be CLOSED until further notice.  However, the café and outdoor seating will remain OPEN, as will the public toilets, with Government advice regarding non-entry for those with coughs or fevers.

Our nature reserves are open and remain excellent places to unwind with wildlife, get fresh air, headspace and exercise, away from any crowd if you are not in government advised self-isolation. 

Please see the individual partner organisations’ social media and websites for further details. Thank you.

Road Closure – Shapwick Road

Road now reopened – 2/11/18 Road Closure – Shapwick Road from Monday 1st October for approximately 5 weeks As part of the continuing development and improvement of the Avalon Marshes Centre Kier Utilities have been engaged by Natural England to… Read more…



Arm of the monster appears

The arm of a ferocious monster has appeared at the Avalon Marshes Centre. What is the story behind this fiendish apparition?



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Notice of Road Closure

From 9th to 13th of April there will be no access to Ham Wall reserve via the village of Ashcott due to Water Main repairs on Station Road. During this period access to the reserve is via the village of… Read more…



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RSPB Office Phone Out Of Action!

Our usual number 01458 860494 is temporarily unavailable.  If you wish to contact us please ring 01458 862040.  We apologise for inconvenience.



RSPB Soil Conditioner for the green fingered out there!

Keen gardeners can now purchase RSPB Ham Wall soil conditioner from the car park at Ham Wall. Produced on site by staff and volunteers, the conditioner is made from reed and vegetation that we cut and collect as part of… Read more…



Somerset Crafts is open!

We are pleased to announce that Somerset Crafts, based at the Avalon Marshes Centre, has re-opened after extensive refurbishment. The Craft Centre has been closed since January 1st and is now transformed. Why not come and visit and see the… Read more…