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Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre

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Open Now: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Wildlife Centre.

An urban wildlife Centre using the site of the former Southampton Common Zoo. Obviously having a... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Aberdaron, United Kingdom
Visit Common park

We visit this cafe with a family after walking through the park. We also came here yesturday and it... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2018
Stanislavs A
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Aug 23, 2018
“Wildlife Centre.”
May 16, 2019
“Rude Staff and No Dogs Allowed”
Learn about the wildlife and ecology of Southampton's open spaces at this popular outdoor nature park.
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Common, Southampton SO15 7NN, England
+44 23 8067 1921
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Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

Visited for breakfast. Staff were extremely rude and I won’t be back. Apparently even though it’s in the middle of a common popular with dog walkers, dogs are not allowed in the hawthorns! Not even the rear garden. The cowherds pub however, they are! Madness....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Located inside The Common, the centre houses a pleasant cafe which has indoor seating and a nice outdoor terrace area, overlooking a marshy area of the wildlife centre, so plenty of birdsong to lift your mood. Cafe is ok but could be so much better...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

An urban wildlife Centre using the site of the former Southampton Common Zoo. Obviously having a very limited budget (and support) from Southampton City Council, sadly the focus seems more from visitors about the coffee shop than the wildlife unit itself.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank gatcarr4
Reviewed April 7, 2018

We visit this cafe with a family after walking through the park. We also came here yesturday and it was really good but today it wasnt as good it was yesturday. It didnt taste as fresh and the burger was dry. but for that price...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Stanislavs A
Reviewed October 14, 2017

I have been there good few times (and yes, before 3PM) and it was always closed. Also tried call them but never got answer. So either they are closed after summer holidays, or for good, god one knows. If anyone knows what's going on with...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank samsonovicz
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Came here today for a coffee after a walk around the common. It was fairly busy, but we were served quickly regardless. The coffees were lovely and reasonably priced so happy with them. They do have a food menu here too and have a pizza...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Princess_Peach90
Reviewed June 25, 2017

The new revamped cafe with a Pizza stall is superb. A place for all the family and a wide selection of food and drinks for the whole family. You can watch the wildlife, spot things along the nature trail and you can get around easily...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank gpw150
Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Visited today ( 15th Dec. ) for a Xmas lunch, with approximately 30 other people. Although it was a little cramped in the restaurant it wasn't uncomfortable. The staff were very friendly, tables nicely decorated, and the food more than value for money. The restaurant...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 431normanc
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Visited this afternoon Quick and friendly service Just had teas and coffees this time Only sorry I didn't have room for the apple pie which was offered!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank NMRJTEYoung
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Great little nature place for coffee or an ice-cream and kids love it. Local wildlife from robins to pond divers - blackberries and waterlillies. Educational plaques give ideas to look out for. This is on the site of what used to be Southampton Zoo run...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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