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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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Dragonfly paradise in tranquil surrounds

Someone told us we should drop by for a visit and at over 40 miles a decent day out, so this Sunday (today) with the weather looking fine we decided to take a trip. First as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Someone told us we should drop by for a visit and at over 40 miles a decent day out, so this Sunday (today) with the weather looking fine we decided to take a trip. First as with all good days out a visit to the Cafe, stunning views over one of the many reclaimed gravel/sand pits now filled with water... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This could be a great place for food but instead it serves up second rate meals. We've had several meals here including breakfast and lunch but never really felt that we've had value for money. Our last visit has prompted me to write this review as the meal was well below par. We had a couple of jacket potatoes that... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Beautiful place for a nice walk especially on a sunny day. Lots of wildlife to look at especially different birds.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Brilliant place to have a wonder and some time to yourself. Clean. Quiet and a place to remember on a sunny afternnon

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I come here often to find peace and quiet. Many bird species are here in abundance, both indigenous and migratory. Many wild flowers too thrive in a habitat in which Nature has reasserted itself in what was a once man-made series of gravel pits. It has also superb centre of learning and play for children of all ages.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Just off the A46 this nature park has developed from old gravel pits.Great for walks although it does irritate that parking must now be paid for.When parking charge was first introduced you could claim it back via a cuppa.Nonetheless,a great place to walk,and the shorter ones suitable for wheelchairs etc.Check at the wardens office in the centre.The cafe is a... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Whisby Nature Reserve is set in 400 acres of disused gravel lakes now returned to nature. There are a collection of lakes which are home to various birds, most nesting on man-made islands or naturally in the adjacent river banks & woods. You can hear the nightingales near to West Lake & Coot lake. There are a number of hides... More 

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Lincoln
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went here with a wheelchair user and it was excellent for access. Disabled parking bays directly outside the entrance, flat access throughout and disabled toilets. The restaurant has a large indoor seating area and a good outside area overlooking the lake. By sitting at the right hand end, as you go out, we could bird watch across the lake as... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I revisited after a break of a few months and was very pleased to see the new bridge across the railway had been completed, thus opening up the complete park again. There are a range of walks of different lengths which are identified on a map as you enter the building. Volunteers are also on hand to give advice to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I came to this reserve on a recommendation. On arrival I was greeted by a volunteer, who was really helpful and made suggestions as to what I may want to see around these old gravel pits. I followed the Grebe walk and a shortened version of the Coot walk. All wheel chair accessible. I saw damsel flies, and chimney sweeper... More 

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Address: Moor Lane | Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln LN6 9BW, England
Phone Number: 01522 68 88 68
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln

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