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“good value fresh food.”

Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve
Ranked #11 of 82 things to do in Coventry
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre is the headquarters of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Set in 220 acres, the Reserve, consists of large pools created by gravel extraction. The Visitor Centre is a great place to visit including a Tea Room and well stocked gift shop. Around the Centre you'll find the orchard, mouse maze, mini-beast homes, bird watching hides, recycled garden and a newly designed sensory garden (link to sensory garden project page) as well as an under-cover picnic area. Then it's off to the Onyx Nature Trail which guides you around the wildlife habitats of the nature reserve. The Reserve This reserve contains large areas of pools created by gravel extraction. It consists of reedbeds, willow carr, grassland and woodland. It is outstanding for birds and there are seven bird hides throughout the reserve. Gift Shop and Badgers Tearoom At the end of your visit what could be nicer than a cup of tea or snack in our 'Badgers' Tea Room and a leisurely browse around our gift shop. The shop is well stocked with animal homes, bird seed, bird feeders and an extensive range of gifts and books. The tearoom serves a variety of hot and cold beverages, fresh cakes, and a comprehensive menu of snacks and meals. The Education Centre Brandon Marsh Nature Centre includes the Lafarge Education Centre - a purpose-built classroom, home to School Visits to Brandon for a variety of curriculum-related activities. We also have children's activities during the school holidays, and even Really Wild Birthday Parties! For grown-ups we also have a programme of Events and guided walks. The Sensory Garden After 1500 volunteer hours, the first chapter in the story of how our garden grew is complete with the official opening of the Sensory Garden at Brandon Marsh Visitor Centre on 19th May 2012.
Reviewed May 12, 2014

My family often visit the cafe for lunch. We are always pleased with the choices we make, and being five of us visiting, it is really affordable. We stopped visiting other cafes when their prices made it too expensive to eat there, but Brandon Marsh Cafe delivers on everything.

Thank Mazaratti
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WarksWildlifeTrust, Communications Assistant at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2014

Hi, thanks for your review and we're really glad that you enjoy your visits to Brandon Marsh. We always try to balance quality with affordability. If you haven't already, can I recommend a walk onto the reserve; it really is beautiful.
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Emma Richmond
Communications Assistant

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Reviewed April 6, 2014

We went here as it was an open day and we thought we would have a look. What a great little place. Take walking boots, a camera and binoculars. The hides are quiet, and well placed. Great for kids as well.

Thank yehright
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WarksWildlifeTrust, Communications Assistant at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2014

Hi,

Thank you for your review, I'm glad that you enjoyed the open day and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards,
Emma Richmond
Communications Assistant

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Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

On visit from South coast.Enjoyed the day . Would have liked some "You are here" signs on the information boards which were interesting.

Thank mandbp
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WarksWildlifeTrust, Communications Assistant at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Hi,

Thank you for your kind review, I'm very glad that you enjoyed your visit. I'll pass on your comment about "you are here" signs to a member of our team. We hope to see you again next time you're in the Midlands.

Kind regards,
Emma Richmond
Communications Assistant

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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Fantastic site for Birding. Great Café good food before or after walking around the reserve. Lots of Birds to see good hides and views

Thank Anthony-moore
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WarksWildlifeTrust, Communications Assistant at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Hi,

Thank you for your kind review, I'm very glad that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.

Emma Richmond
Communications Assistant

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

We are a retired couple who live 10 miles west of Leicester and who visit this attraction regularly being members of the Warwickshire Wildlife . It is an easy car run down the Fosse Way and one can have long or short walks round the site. As keen birdwatchers we find it has the best selection of birds in the whole area . After our walk it has an excellent refreshment place -the Badgers' Tearoom - which serves a good variety of full meals or snacks.

Thank ellenyeo
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WarksWildlifeTrust, Communications Assistant at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Hi,

Thank you for your kind review, we always enjoy welcoming back our regular visitors. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Emma Richmond
Communications Assistant

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