Warnham Local Nature Reserve

A colourful wildflower meadow at Warnham Local Nature Reserve

Follow our walking trails through wildflower meadows, natural habitats and around the Mill Pond

COVID-19 update: 
Please wear a face covering when you are in the Discovery Hub, the cafe or the hides. Masks can be removed when eating or drinking.

Warnham Local Nature Reserve, just a 30-minute walk from Horsham town centre, is a haven for wildlife.  Home to over 3000 individual species, the diverse mix of habitats attracts a wealth of flora and and fauna.

While the water habitats surrounding the 17 acre-Millpond are the Reserve’s biggest attraction, there is so much more to discover as you follow the trails and boardwalks that wind through ancient woodlands, reedbeds and meadowland.

Five bird hides and two viewing screens are strategically placed across the Reserve offering a host of opportunities for bird watchers and photographers.

Perfect for families and offering level paths with good disabled access, Warnham Local Nature Reserve is a great spot to learn about wildlife and habitats.

Our address is Warnham Road, Horsham, RH12 2RA

Opening times

Warnham Local Nature Reserve is open to visitors every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

  • April to September: The Reserve and car park are open 10am-5pm. The cafe closes at 4pm.
  • October to March: The Reserve and car park are open 10am-4pm. The cafe closes at 3pm.

Admission prices

Day admission charges are set out in the table below.

Ticket typePrice
Child (under 18) Free
Adult £3

Adult with Leisure Access Card


Annual permits and Friends membership

Annual permits are available for individual adults. Children's admission to the Reserve is free.

Annual permit typePrice
First adult permit £18
Friend of Warnham Local Nature Reserve first adult permit £13
Additional adult permits for other members of a household £9 each
Leisure Access Card Holders will receive 50% off the purchase of annual permits. 
(Discounts will only be given on production of a valid card at time of purchase and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer)  

Find out more about becoming a Friends of Warnham Local Nature Reserve member for just £10 per year.

Special events

The Friends of Warnham Local Nature Reserve run regular events that are open to both members and non members.
Visit the events page for more information

Additional charges may apply for special events.


Parking at Warnham Nature Reserve is free. The car park has plenty of spaces, including room for coaches. The car park is locked when the reserve closes.

No, dogs are not allowed at Warnham Local Nature Reserve.

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