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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: +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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
kenwarke
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago 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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sleaford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank thehun01
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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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Thank Andrew C
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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

I live nearby and this park is my favourite place to go for a run! The paths are lovely and very well kept.

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Thank FredeLemieux
Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We visited here when staying with friends, and really enjoyed the day. Lovely walks around the place, with lots of opportunities for birdwatching as well as butterflies and dragonflies to find. The weather was kind to us which helped. Lots of parking available, and a visit to the restaurant is not to be missed!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Really lovely flat walks. Children's play area. Large restaurant overlooking lake with decked area. Just ashame there isn't a covered area for a coffee for the people with dogs. The restaurant was completely empty but all dog owners have to sit in freezing cold on damp chairs if they want a coffee. If decking wet you can't sit out side... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We walked round one of the lakes - but there are loads of options for both long and short walks. Good views; lots of birds and loads of things for children to do. There is also an excellent cafe - good cake and scones.

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