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Attenborough Nature Centre

Certificate of Excellence
Features Animals
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Address: Barton Lane, Attenborough NG9 6DY, England
Phone Number:
+44 115 972 1777
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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Brilliant Place, suitable for everyone

Had a lovely walk, enjoyed the scenery and was impressed with the range of habitats attracting thousands of birds. Main paths are suitable for buggies and wheelchairs, as well as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Guisborough, United Kingdom
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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely walk, enjoyed the scenery and was impressed with the range of habitats attracting thousands of birds. Main paths are suitable for buggies and wheelchairs, as well as walkers and cyclists. Nature Centre has good facilities, and the sit down for tea and cake finished off our visit perfectly. It was great to see people of all ages... More 

Thank Nigel_Guisborough
Tisbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying in Nottingham for few days with partners family and decided to go for a walk along the Big Track. Had no idea this place was en-route so it was a welcome sight when it hove into view. Great place to sit down outside as the weather was lovely and watch the wildlife. Coffee and cake reasonable, friendly staff but... More 

Thank Toadsfeet
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to walk and the cafe is reasonably priced with a good variety of simple snacks. Nice gift shop and parking is free or you can make a £3 donation. Not too crowded on the day we went, but if you don't like swans...

Thank Melanie V
Derby, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An early morning trip with the kids. This is a fabulous place with many walks to enjoy, views aplenty, lots of bird-life, trains, the river, visitors centre (albeit quite pricey) and very reasonable parking charges. Particularly enjoyable this time were the nesting Sand Martins visible from the hide behind the visitor's centre. And a lovely grey heron at the side... More 

Thank hoonaloon
Derby, United Kingdom
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1,167 reviews
893 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Nature Centre and the surrounding reserve make a great place to view everything in the world of natural history. There are some good bird watching hides and the paths through the reserve make a lovely place just for a stroll. We spent an enjoyable afternoon just wandering around and enjoying nature at its best.

Thank mjc404
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic nature center that the people of the area are lucky to have, great for bird or people watching or just strolling through the country side. The café looked reasonable but as we had just had lunch at the very good Corn Mill pub just down the way we did not partake. One point that slightly saddened... More 

Thank norman r
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82 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you today for the signs of spring holiday club. My daughter had a fabulous time there. In particular the volunteers running the club today were great and informative in their knowledge; Ian, Irene, Ruth and Monique. We are coming back next week for the Egg Eggstravaganza. Looking forward to it.

Thank Mini_Travellers
Level Contributor
75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Car parking is free but you can make a donation, which is a fair trade. This nature reserve is a lovely place to visit. You can walk around or ride bikes. The views are specular and the fresh air is good for your health. The café which is on site sells ice-cream and there are public toilets. Would definitely recommend... More 

Thank Samuels_9
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131 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely sarnies rely on good bread and fab sausages and the ones on offer at Attenborough fit the bill. Doorstop bread and three decent sausages Get in:-)

Thank Ann B
Derby, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Not been for a while so today decided to go and have a walk around and see what was about, it was a bit muddy but started a lovely sunny day although in the morning we did get a heavy hale storm, we had a lovely day walking around and got to see some great wildlife, but must say if... More 

Thank David T

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