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The Natural World Centre, Whisby

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Address: Moor Lane | Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln LN6 9BW, England
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+44 1522 688868
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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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excellent visitor center would overall good access, great for walks as mostly flat and very wheelchair friendly.

good area for walking accessible from wheelchair all around centre and lakes, good ground as well so generally easy to push around. cafe and disabled toilets good access, though... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

good area for walking accessible from wheelchair all around centre and lakes, good ground as well so generally easy to push around. cafe and disabled toilets good access, though disabled toilet a little narrow

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for somewhere to visit on our way to Lincoln and I came across this place. What a find! Loads of walks in a pleasant environment and if you're into birds, there were plenty to be seen, which was an added bonus. The Visitor Centre was good with some lovely items in the gift shop and the cafe... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whatever the weather, Whisby is perfect for a visit with little ones. Lovely walks and wildlife to see-hides to sit quietly (or not) in- great indoor play area -fabulous sand pit and water play area-all topped off by a family friendly cafe. Perfect!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great breakfast menu on offer until 11 where there seemed to be a good lunch menu too! We both had a full English and were able to change the parts we didn't like for something else at no extra cost or hassle. Great views from the cafe over looking the lakes with indoor and outdoor seating available dependant on... More 

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Thank ImpOnTour
Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Great views, great walks. Bird watching . Excellent value for money. Loads of scenic walks. Bird hides, gift shop, excellent cafe catering for gluten free. Car parking only £1 low season and £2 high season. Great value for money. Highly recommend a visit.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Whisby is a beautiful place to walk, plenty of woodland and wildlife. There is designated off lead routes for dogs, which is perfect! I'm not sure if you can take dogs inside the centre, where the food and stuff is - but there are tables outside, and if the weather is ok, you can enjoy a lovely tea with a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

A lovely area of well constructed pathways around many ponds and lakes. There's lots of bird life to enjoy, easy walking with many choices of routes to enjoy. The visitor area is very good, with both outdoor and indoor imaginative play areas that the kids love. The cafe has a wonderful view and is superbly situated overlooking a stunning lake.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We decided to come here as it is only an hour drive from home and it's half term. The centre/nature reserve are completely free of charge to enter. The only cost is £2 to park your car. We decided to do the green walk. This takes about an hour and a half to complete with two children in tow. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

First time here and we will be back. Miles of footpaths to explore and the walks are well signposted. The paths are well maintained with lots of interest for just normal walkers or bird lovers alike. There are lots of bird hides dotted around the numerous lakes again well maintained. Most of the footpaths all dogs must be on the... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We have been here numerous times come rain or shine. The only thing is the cafe is quite pricey but easily sorted, take a picnic. Theres a large sand area, theres a water feature which they can play with/ in. Theres also a large wooden play apparatus which was being done up when we went. There is also a gift... More 

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