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The Natural World Centre, Whisby

Moor Lane | Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln LN6 9BW, England
01522 68 88 68
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Ranked #17 of 38 Attractions in Lincoln
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Discover the eco-challenges of our changing world when you visit the Natural World Centre at Whisby Nature Park. Enjoy the 'Our Changing World'... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

For some extraordinary reason, my three year old granddaughter loves this place. I suspect it is the prospect of the sand pit, the water play and lunch in a box in the cafe that makes her want to come back time and time again, I must admit that the lakes setting is lovely but somewhat intimidating in the park's hugeness.... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Discovered their craft and activity sessions through Molly's Magazine. Great ideas for the holidays, staff are helpful and lovely! Pre-booking is generally required, but they always seem well organised so a late call/early visit may work too!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you are looking for somewhere that enables you to get close to nature then this is the place for you. There are numerous routes that you can take, so you can return again and again and see it from a different perspective each time. You can find little nooks to stop and have a rest or even a picnic.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A great place to visit and also learn about our natural surroundings... Oh and also get great home cooked value for money food. In the summer and at weekends Whisby can be quite busy but on a tuesday during term time the place is absolute heaven. Great access to the visitor centre for my disabled mother. Also electric mobility scooters... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Oh dear, this place has gone downhill. It's alright if you want a walk round but don't bother with the cafe. The menu is limited to say the least, if your idea of 'specials' is Sunday left overs re-worked or sausage beans and chips then you might like it. Cleanliness is not up to scratch and I'm not keen on... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A lovely place to see wildlife, let the kids play and have a coffee in the cafe. Loads of lovely blue dragonflies about.

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Scunthorpe, Lincs
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Whisby is a lovely place to go for all the family. Be it been on your own, with the kids, dog or just your partner, there's a lil something for everyone. Our dog absolute loves going here with us as there's plenty of lovely tranquil walks many overlooking the lakes and with only a small fee to pay for car... More

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York, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
7 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We visited this place at the end of a busy day and it was a wonderful way of winding down walking around the lakes. The walks varied in length and time we chose a 1.3 mile work that took us 35 minutes and heard the nightingales sing magic!

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Boston, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Easy cheap car parking, free entry to exhibition and shop, good walks in the park. The café is very good and caters for family groups.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Nice place to walk with the dogs endless paths to take and enjoy. Wod be nice to have fresher water for the dogs instead of the horrible yellow colour.

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