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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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Meeting with friends and dogs

We went for a few hours to meet friends with their boxer dogs.We had a lovely few hours there just walking the dogs and then afterwards we went to the cafe where the prices are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
kathleenash65
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Skegness, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We'd walked from The Millennium Park in Hykeham to Whisby and called in the Boardwalk Cafe for a coffee. It has changed a bit since our last visit and I was very surprised to see (and hear) that a children's indoor play area had arrived behind the small shop area. It was very noisy indeed and not a pleasant experience... More 

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a few hours to meet friends with their boxer dogs.We had a lovely few hours there just walking the dogs and then afterwards we went to the cafe where the prices are very reasonable.There is a lovely shop selling all sorts of goodies and a small play area for children.We will definitely be going again.

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Thank kathleenash65
Spalding, England, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We travelled 50 miles to come to this venue. If all you want at this time of year is walking on well laid paths, peace and quiet and the sight of deep lakes then this is the place for you. If you want to spot many waterfowl species, not so good. We saw gulls, 1 cormorant, a pair of grebe... More 

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Thank Carole K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the day here. Staff were very helpful. Cafe had a good choice. Walkways well maintained. Superb play area.

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Thank Susie C
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in wild-life, photography, walking , this is the place. At weekends the car park is brimming on a nice day (beware the parking charge though) . There are a number of signed walks . All level and accessible . The only problem for the wheel-chair user is the new bridge over the railway . The cafe... More 

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Thank Samos R
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last month I organised a visit to Whisby Nature Reserve for a large group of friends. We used the visitor centre as a meeting point to start, and set off. There are a variety of paths, all on the level, and very well maintained and laid out. We had walkers of varying abilities and stamina, and everyone found their own... More 

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Thank MajorQ
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whatever your level of interest in wildlife or just being out in the fresh air Whisby will provide everything you need. Good restaurant and interesting shop too.

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Thank mikepil
West Yorkshire
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133 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across the park when I noticed the sign whilst on our way out. As the weather was sunny decided to go and it was rather busy, but as there are different walks it didn't seem so. We enjoyed the walks, saw lots of different birds, the lakes looked really nice with the sun shining on the water. It... More 

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Thank yorkshirerose1942
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated off the A46 to the west of Lincoln, Whisby Nature Park is definitely one of the hidden treasures around Lincoln. There are 6 good walking routes around the lakes, ranging from just over a mile to about 3 miles, with hides dotted around for birdwatchers to get comfy in when looking for a rare avian visitor. The park is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

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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