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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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Description: 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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Whisby welcomes nature lovers, young and old

Again I have been numerous times to Whisby, bith for personal reasons and with a class of children. Each time it has been a very positive experience. The staff in the education... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
MargaretIngham51
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Again I have been numerous times to Whisby, bith for personal reasons and with a class of children. Each time it has been a very positive experience. The staff in the education centre are an excellent team providing a first class service. The centre is beautifully maintained with great facilities.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We have just returned from our first visit here today and what a wonderful surprise. We paid £2 parking which isn't too expensive, and then had a delicious coffee at the busy cafe. We were fortunate enough to meet up with some of the volunteers at the nature reserve who let us use their scopes and explained where to go... More 

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Ossett, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Despite a lack of birds in the afternoon that we visited we enjoyed our walks around the lakes, On arrival we settled for a lunch of sausage and mash bit didn't expect the meal that arrived, Three good quality sausages and besides the potatoes three portions of vegetables that actually had flavour. Very good value for money. Compliments to the... More 

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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