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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 #12 of 26 Attractions in Lincoln
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: Discover the eco-challenges of our changing world when you visit the Natural World Centre at Whisby...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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!

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The cafe here is in an idylic location. Nice coffee and great slection of cakes. My son loves the small pots of ice cream and the play area!! Very reasonable. Highly recommended.

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Lincoln
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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is just off the A46 and only just outside the city, but offers a peaceful haven for walking. The traffic is audible (and visible) but not intrusive except very close to where the road crosses over the park. There are not many birds at this time of year but the autumn trees are nice to look at. Part of... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We enjoyed a good walk aroung here with are adopted rescue dog . Vsitor centre is good as well with refreshments and some art on show. Well worth your time to visit.

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

When we are away we enjoy walks to view the area we visit. This nature reserve was ideal. Because of the well maintained paths and the fact that this part of the world is mostly flat we did not notice the distance we walked while stopping at the hides dotted around the lakes. There were not a lot of birds... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Just a few miles down the A46 and yet you could be miles and miles away from the city. It's a great place to come and relax and have a walk in the country side. There is a reasonably big car park (not too expensive to park, I think it was about £3 for the day) and several different trails... More 

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Northampton
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16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A gem not far from the centre of Lincoln, brush away the hustle and bustle of this City and get close to nature. With several different options for walks all laid out and described, all on a harder surface and all suitable for wheelchairs and motorised scooters. A place for the family that will test everyone's creativity and love of... More 

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Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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