Northumberland’s gem of a reserve offering more

Tuesday 19th December 2017

Frozein lake at Hauxley (December 2017), photo Duncan Hutt

To celebrate a record first sixth months on its revamped reserve and brand new Wildlife Discovery Centre (WDC) at Hauxley, Northumberland Wildlife Trust is offering 50% off an annual membership purchased in the WDC from Monday 1 January until Sunday 14 January 2018.

Since television presenter and wildlife cameraman Simon King OBE threw open its doors to the public on 23 June, the Centre has been visited by a staggering 45,000 people from as far away as Australia, Canada and New Zealand

With comments on the Trip Advisor website ranging from “best nature reserve ever”, “stunning and relaxing” and “paradise found” to “brilliant new visitor attraction” and “wonderful place that will only get better” the wildlife charity is delighted the reserve has proved so popular with wildlife lovers of all ages.

But it’s not just humans who are enjoying the reserve, the total number of different birds spotted since the site reopened was 94 in June, 97 in July, 108 in August, 104 in September, 84 in October, 85 in November and 64 in December and the piece de resistance, a swimming red squirrel nicknamed ‘Thorpedo’ was spotted out on the lake in August.

The magnificent building and reserve are jewels on your doorstep, so why not add it to your places to visit list in 2018. The site will only be closed on Christmas Day, so why not head there and spend your Christmas money?

Learn more about the Wildlife Discovery Centre and plan your visit today by visiting our reserves page here.


Terms & Conditions

50% off annual membership offer available from Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre only. Valid from 1st January 2018 until close of business 4pm 14th January 2018. Excludes Watch only membership.