Far Ings Visitor Centre

Far Ings Education and Visitor Centre / Paul Grimshaw

Visitor Centre Opening Times

Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays: 10am - 4pm
(excluding Christmas Day)

Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays: 1pm - 4pm 

Please note: unfortunately the Visitor Centre will be closed on Friday 16 and Friday 23 March 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Take time to relax and enjoy the striking panoramic view from the visitor centre. From here you can see the pits and reedbeds of the reserve, the estuary and Humber bridge, and both the Lincolnshire and Yorkshire Wolds. There is a chance of seeing the iconic birds of Far Ings: bittern, bearded tit and marsh harrier.

Binoculars are provided, as well as images of many of the birds you may spot. Interpretive and interactive displays give you an insight into the natural and social history of Far Ings. The centre is fully accessible on both floors.


Education Service

The centre is the base for the Education Service at Far Ings. There is a comprehensive range of formal and informal activities for all ages and abilities. Whether it's pond dipping for primary schools or A-level survey techniques we have something to suit your needs.
See the Far Ings Education Centre pages for more information.


Storm Surge - December 2013

The Far Ings Education and Visitor Centre was flooded by the storm surge on the evening of 5 December 2013. Water overtopped the Humber Bank and flooded the Centre. The damage to the Centre was more severe than initially thought and was closed for eight months until August 2014.


The new Far Ings Education and Visitor Centre was opened in June 2007 with the help of a grant of £460,000 from Yorkshire Forward. 

The regional office at Ness End Farm were created by restoring derelict farm buildings and originally opened in 1991 as the first visitor centre for the reserve. It is now the regional management base for the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.