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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 #14 of 36 attractions in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Lovely place for a half day out, with sandy play area and water feature for the kids. Take a spade and wellies. Cafe is nice, with a expected range of cakes, ice creams, tea and coffee, lovely gift shop to peruse at leisure. The main thing is the Nature reserve with Bird viewing area and lovely walks. Well recommended and... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A great day out and costs nothing.Lots of walks and things to see.A lovely café and information/gift shop.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Visited today - did the yellow route round the lake which was just the right length for my four year old- the dogs can be off the lead in parts and there are plenty of dog poo bins - although people still neglect to use them which is a real shame! Nice and clean apart from that- no litter and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The car park fee has now doubled and is £2. Makes for an expensive dog walk. Wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the fact you can't access 60% of the reserve until 2015 at the earliest due to the level crossing and footbridge been closed by Network Rail. There are still 3 or 4 lakes you can walk... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

watch out for dog dirt!!! we took our kids and had to dodge quite a lot in the car park!! nice big area to run around good for kids

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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Lovely walks, lots of bird life, a sand pit that needs an exit strategy if you want to avoid tears, a fun subterranean education centre and the best bacon and mushroom cobs we've had for a long time in a child friendly cafe overlooking a lake - perfect trip for grannys and grandads!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Loads to do with as sand pit, digger toy, water play tray, climbing frame, walks, cafe, shop and an environmental awareness display with activities. Not just for kids though as grown ups won't be bored either. The cafe is overlooking the water and has excellent potential, my only gripe being that it is dull as dishwater to put it mild,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We had a very enjoyable couple of hours here this afternoon. Took one of the shorter walks. (Must remember binoculars next time) Plenty of birds still to see. Beautiful lakes and well kept hides. Very reasonable Cafe and clean toilet facilities. Motorised wheelchairs available for hire. Yes it is £2 to park but you could easily spend 4 or 5... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This place is a paradise for all mini beast and nature lovers. There is an education centre, offering activities and talks, and a gift shop on site. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. There is a platform for pond dipping that extends over the water and is accessed dowm a winding footpath, but is suitable... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

On November 1st 2013 North Kesteven Council have doubled the car parking charges, no consultation, they are double end of story. Someone has lost the plot. Instead of going twice a week we will wait until the summer and then maybe visit now and again. The ECO friendly exhibition downstairs had fallen into disrepair a few years ago along with... More

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