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The Natural World Centre, Whisby

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Address: Moor Lane | Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln LN6 9BW, England
Phone Number: 01522 68 88 68
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Discover the eco-challenges of our changing world when you visit the...

Discover the eco-challenges of our changing world when you visit the Natural World Centre at Whisby Nature Park. Enjoy the 'Our Changing World' exhibition or one of the temporary exhibitions. Sample light refreshments and delicious home cooked meals in the stunning lakeside setting of the Boardwalk Cafe. Browse for unique gifts in our gift shop stocked with fair trade, recycled and natural products. An abundance of wildlife awaits you in 375 acres of lakes, woodland, ponds and grassland at the Nature Park. Come and enjoy a walk, watch the wildlife or join in with one of our great children's activities. It's only natural you will want to stay!

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Fresh air with a view!

Always enjoy our time here with the ever changing wildlife. cafe always good never had any problems, food freshly prepared. The walks change as the seasons develop so always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Simon E
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the area and looking for something to do and found this on TripAdvisor The site has lots of lakes with a selection of walks around them The area is great with lots of habitats for British wetland birds insects and flowers There is an educational centre aimed at children and a visitors centre and café There was... More 

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Thank Dani S
Grantham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always enjoy our time here with the ever changing wildlife. cafe always good never had any problems, food freshly prepared. The walks change as the seasons develop so always something different to see. The Dog agrees as well!!!

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Thank Simon E
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This reserve is near a busy main road and a railway line, but they are not intrusive. You can still hear bird song, and there are lots of birds on the many lakes here. The paths are flat and well maintained. The parking charges are only £1 all day in winter and £2 in summer. A lovely place to take... More 

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Thank barbaravinger
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today we went to the nature park it has some lovely walks great for children to explore and for taking your dogs for walks. You can pop into some of the hides which are dotted around for you to watch the birds on the lakes etc. Cafe and shop are lovely with friendly staff. Their is a small fee for... More 

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Thank polly6175
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

nice cafe overlooking one of the lakes, lots of different signposted walks around the lakes, take binoculars lots of different birds around. One downside is they charge £2 for carparking, but residents of Lincoln are used to being ripped off for parking

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

A welcome finish to walks around the lake. Eating on the balcony in the summer is a must. Went to a Tapas evening recently and they did a super job.

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1 Thank Martin H
York, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We didn't have too long to walk around here but we did come away feeling a little underwhelmed. Our main problem was lack of info about the various walks and what could be seen from various paths. If there was a paper map to use whilst walking around, we couldn't find one so after we left the centre we were... More 

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1 Thank lightning92
Bassingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Beautiful walking with a series of lakes all with their own species of birds and wildlife. Good for walking dogs as there is an off-lead walk around one of the larger lakes. Nice cafe with a boardwalk overlooking a lake, though service is extremely slow and we have given up on this one before! Hides dotted around the lakes and... More 

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1 Thank Kerry B
Burton in Kendal, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

A bit tired looking and therefore untidy with naff attractions. Walk was fine for city folk used to striding through traffic but this is what it is, somewhere to walk the dog. It can't be anything else because for sight seeing and a bracing walk you need vistas and mountains. A flat pond in flat Lincoln just doesn't do it.... More 

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1 Thank willewalker
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Always nice to come out here snd the dogs love it. The Highlight is the Boardwalk Cafe, Always clean, the food and service excellent. Check out the food evenings that are doing - 5 courses for £13 if you are quick.

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