The RSPB have a nature reserve, viewing platform, nature garden and hide at Bowling Green Marsh.
The hide and nature garden have recently been renovated and refurbished and are now a great free place to head to on a family walk.
The nature garden is full of interesting things to look at – the pond has a bridge, which allows children to be able to see more of the wildlife in the water more easily.
There are lots of habitat areas and materials used in unusual ways to encourage nesting and hibernation. The bug hotels are fascinating!
There is a lovely log seating crescent that would be fab for group visits, and a picnic table for families.
The wildflower borders make it a very pretty place to sit and spend time.
Inside there is a traditional bird hide with lots of information to help you identify common visitors to the reserve.
At weekends and on bank holidays, you can also visit the more cafe style area, where there is more relaxed seating, hot drinks are available and there are nature related toys and activities. (Please check times before setting out!)
Further along the lane you can join the Goat Walk, and visit the RSPB’s viewing platform which gives beautiful views over the Exe.