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Brockholes Nature Reserve

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Rather disappointed

Nice to have a picnic but didn’t feel the rest of the place lives up to its reputation. Visitor... read more

Reviewed yesterday
soobroo99
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Worsley, United Kingdom
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Lovely place to visit

We visited here with our grandchildren and we all loved it, from the Visitor Centre to the souvenir... read more

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Brockholes is a new kind of nature reserve, an unreserved reserve. Everyone is welcome at Brockholes, whether you're a naturalist or a beginner, we have something for you to enjoy and lots of chances for you to get close to nature! On the site of an...more
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Preston New Road | Juction 31 M6 Motorway, Preston PR5 0AG, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice to have a picnic but didn’t feel the rest of the place lives up to its reputation. Visitor centre was chilly. Both inside and the staffMore

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank soobroo99
SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Thanks for your feedback. I am sorry to read that you were disappointed on your visit, although you don't mention what you were expecting? We are a nature reserve, so our visitors tend to visit to explore the outdoors and watch the wildlife. I...More

Reviewed yesterday

We visited here with our grandchildren and we all loved it, from the Visitor Centre to the souvenir shop to the great adventure playground, not to mention the great walks and woodland settings. We will definitely returnMore

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Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank jenny s
SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Jenny Thanks for the lovely feedback. I am so pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your day and will return. Perhaps sign up to our mailing list (details on our website), you with then receive details of all the events and activities planned...More

Reviewed yesterday

A great day out with the family. Used the Tramper which made it easier for me and the family. Egg hunt was great as it took you all over the park. Rangers were friendly and supportive.More

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Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Fearless62436844782
SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for telling us about your day. It sounds like you had a great time. Our Rangers are all volunteers, giving up their time to help look after our reserve and our visitors. I will pass on your feedback. They will be thrilled with your...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well the sun was shining and the wildlife was out. A great trail for the kids and certificate at the end. The children's park was good with a mim obstical course and zip wire. Loads of wild life and forest to walk and run through....More

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank sodgehodgkinson
SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks the 5* review and for telling us about your day. It sounds like you had a fantastic time! Sorry we ran out of some ice cream flavours on the day of your visit. With the glorious weather over the Easter period, we've been selling...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today with my husband and 4 yr old grandson,unfortunately the weather wasn't good and would have stayed a bit longer. My Grandson loved the day he could run around to his hearts content up hills along small tracks whilst we could keep to the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Taylor205
SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

You sound like you had a lovely day at Brockholes, thanks for sharing it with us! The fact you saw no litter is a credit to our team of Volunteer Rangers who are out litter picking our site 7 days a week, so I will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 1st visit, we took 3 of our grandchildren to explore the reserve. Easter challenge 2 attempted.....great fun looking for clues, answering questions, getting lost, spotting 2 Heron, seeing the Swallows have arrived and adventure playground ( giant seesaw hilarious fun for us all). Lots...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing you day with us. You sound like you had lots of fun! I will pass on your feedback to Rod and Deidre who volunteer with us. They give up their time to support our work and share their passion for Brockholes with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I really think this place needs to decide what it wants to be. It is advertised as a nature reserve, but much of the area is devoted to car parking (£5 charge for all day) and to an enormous play area. Add to this the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank David B
SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi David We are really clear on our vision for Brockholes. When we opened back in 2011, we set out with the aim to become a new kind of nature reserve, one where everyone feels welcome regardless of age, background or indeed level of wildlife...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A parking charge of £5 is payable and enforced by ANPR whether you stay for 5 minutes or 5 hours. Make sure you don't get caught out!More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Janet W
SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Janet You don't mention in your review whether you managed to get out of your car and explore Brockholes? Did you take the opportunity to look around and see what the £5.00 parking charge actually funds before providing your review? You may not have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

have seen the sign for Brockholes many times but never got there .this week we made a special trip and were not disappointed.The place is amazing in size .lovely walks .A cafe and visitors centre .There are some clean and tidy toilets .Plenty of parking...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Barbara I am pleased that you made a special visit to see us, and now that you know what Brockholes has to offer, we hope you will be back to see us again soon! We are owned and managed by Lancashire Wildlife Trust, so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really enjoyable day out. There is a parking charge for all day parking but this helps the reserve. There are many paths to walk along and routes to take. There's food available and toilet facilities as well as a gift shop and visitor centre....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the recommendation and the 5* review. It's much appreciated by al the team here at Brockholes. Do come back and see us again very soon. The bluebells should be at their best in the next week or so and are well worth a...More

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Dave D
February 3, 2019|
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Response from Jesusmonkey | Reviewed this property |
I’m sure they would accommodate a disability scooter as it’s a flat area. Maybe they’d provide a ramp to enter some parts. Best to call up perhaps to double check. ‭01772 872000‬ Staff were very helpful to me getting... More
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November 16, 2018|
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Our Visitor Village is a no smoking zone. Smokers just need to cross the drawbridge! Given us a call on 01772 872000 if you need any more information.
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Response from SarahL8651 | Property representative |
We have routes that are wheelchair friendly. If you call into the Welcome Centre (located on our floating Visitor Village) on arrival, our Volunteers will provide you with a map and lots of advice on the best routes for your... More
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