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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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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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Very pleasant afternoon

We went to Whisby on a lovely sunny afternoon to walk our dog. Although he is well behaved we did keep him on his lead as requested. There are several different walks so although... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2016
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely walks around the lake. Nice day for a picnic with the family. Children can walk run or ride their bikes. Plenty of birds and insects to see.. Saw about 20 bright blue dragon flies. was a wonderful sight. The on site café is very good and there is a indoor area for younger children to climb around a wooden... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous place Whisby Nature Reserve is ... and so many different walks you can do. Peaceful ... not packed with people; we sat for ages on a bench watching the water with just one couple passing behind us in 20 minutes. The visitor centre is nice - good quality food. Will definitely be back ...

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Thank LindiN
Spalding, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant day at Whisby nature reserve, all the walks were all well signed and we saw some lovely meadows with rare flowers it was very peaceful and tranquil even though there were other people about.The only downside was the cafe there were no healthy food options. Lots for children to do of all ages.

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Thank kathryntwell
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whisby nature park sits off the A46 Newark side of Lincoln in the hamlet of Doddington and Whisby; once an industrial site for quarrying sand and gravel, nature reclaimed the pits and wilderness and re-established itself creating a unique nature reserve. Managed by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust on behalf of its partners at Whisby - North Kesteven District Council and Lincolnshire... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Lovely walking trails, there are a few colour coded to choose from various lengths you can grab a free map in the little shop which shows you the different ones. All relatively relaxing to walk around not too many hills or inclines. Beautiful scenery and lots of wildlife to see. There were lots of dragon flies around the walkways which... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Called in on the way home from Lincoln. Great cafe and shops, plus the garden centre and park. Well worth diverting for.

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Thank lornadammwright
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

A pleasant way to spend a afternoon or a couple of hours. Many routes to walk with clear signage and good stable paths that aren't overly muddy. Many places to view the wildlife from if that is what your into and the birds that have been spotted there are listed for that day. The cafe offers traditional cafe food at... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We visited whisby reserve and the cafe,and was very disappointed, the reserve itself was really beautiful and well kept but the cafe and the staff were very disappointing, we ordered a meal and when it arrived the cheese had gone off as it was blue and the food looked like it had been there a long time, it gave us... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Child friendly dogs welcome, good paths and directions, I visited this site 20 plus years ago, wow what a transformation.staff at information centre pleasant and very helpful, Nice little cafe with enough choice to suit all ages. Overall well worth a visit ,I will definitely return. Jessi57

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We went to Whisby on a lovely sunny afternoon to walk our dog. Although he is well behaved we did keep him on his lead as requested. There are several different walks so although the car park was busy there didn't seem to be lots of people walking around. There is a part of the park area where you can... More 

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