Spurn Migration Festival

5th-7th September 2014Andy Roadhouse and Martin Garner

A pair of dreamers. MG and Andy Roadhouse had a wee dream…

On behalf of Birding Frontiers, Spurn Bird Observatory Trust, Westmere Farm and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust we would first like to thank all those who took part in the first Spurn Migration Festival. You helped make it a very special occasion. You were  pioneers with us.

Number Two

For planning ahead, diaries and booking accommodation we are very pleased to announce that Spurn Migration Festival Number Two is planned for  Friday 5th– Sunday 7th September 2014. Tickets are likely to go on sale around Tuesday 1st April 2014.

The first Migration Festival received reviews and accolades well beyond our expectations. We are also grateful for excellent and constructive feedback as we look ahead to planning and organising the Spurn Migration Festival, 2014, to make it even better.

To be continued..!

The Spurn Migration Festival Team


migfest jumper and hummer


Accommodation News


For people attending the migration festival at Spurn and finding accommodation difficult to find, camping will be available at Westmere Farm during the weekend. This can only be booked through Westmere Farm, contact details are below with some other options for accommodation.

Accommodation Available in the Local Area

Spurn Bird Observatory  – full
11 beds in the Warren Cottage
Kew Villa caravan site – 4 pitches for touring caravans, members of Caravan club only
Crown & Anchor Public House – full
4 rooms available – contact 01964 650276
Westmere Farm B&B – full
Camping *NOW* available (all rooms sold out) – contact Andrew or Sue on 01964 650258
Sandy Beaches Holiday Village
5 static homes available for weekend rent, 2 eight birth, 3 six birth
Contact Mandy on 01964 650256/650372
Driftwood Camping and Caravan Club site
5 pitches available – contact Jo or Stuart on 01964 650208
The Marquis of Granby public house
4 en suite rooms in the pub, 6 chalets to the rear – contact Barry on 01964 650108

Lots of Accommodation nearby!

There are many more B&B’s and static caravan sites between Easington and Withernsea and Patrington within 10 miles distance from Spurn.

For more information about accommodation in Holderness please visit the East Yorkshire Tourism website at www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com

Booking Tickets.

Tickets only available from the central booking of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Book your ticket by phoning 01904 659570 or email info@ywt.org.uk

Spurn Migration Festival two.

First for Britain – Spurn to host first National Migration Festival

6th-8th September 2013

migfest logo 2

 Bird Migration is one of the great wonders of the natural world and the Spurn Peninsula, on Yorkshire’s East Coast is arguably the best place in Britain to witness this spectacle. At the Spurn Migration Festival visitors will have the chance to enjoy a packed programme of guided migration watches, walks, talks, activities and events led by the expert staff and volunteers of the host organisations. There will also be a celebration of art in the Lighthouse, digi-scoping and photography workshops, demonstrations of bird ringing and a Saturday night Hog Roast.

Day and weekend tickets and a more detailed itinerary will be available in the near future so please look out for more information on our websites: Spurn Bird Observatory – www.spurnbirdobservatory.co.uk, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust www.ywt.org.uk and Birding Frontiers – www.birdingfrontiers.com

The event is hosted by Spurn Bird Observatory and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in partnership with Birding Frontiers.

Supported by Westmere Farm, Yorkshire Coast Nature, B.T.O., R.S.P.B., Opticron, Swarovski Optic, and Birdnet Information

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