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Brockholes Nature Reserve

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Preston New Road | Juction 31 M6 Motorway, Preston PR5 0AG, England
+44 1772 872000
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Lovely walks in beautiful surrounding

Found this by accident while staying locally, visitor centre and facilities are really good. Went... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Deeside, United Kingdom
Fantastic spot for a day out

Me and my wife were cycling the guild wheel when we went past. The wheel practically goes through... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Liam P
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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 old quarry, the Lancashire Wildlife Trust have used their expertise to create habitats for lots of different wildlife. You can take a stroll by the River Ribble, explore our woods or enjoy the lakes on site, which have all been specially designed to attract all kinds of wildlife for you to see! Our spectacular floating Visitor Village means that you are as close to nature as possible providing stunning views across the lake. You can also discover our interactive Welcome Centre and learn all about the wildlife that you could see on-site, discover the exciting play area and explore our network of walks and trails (including shorter ones for little legs). After exploring the reserve you can sit back and relax in our restaurant where you can enjoy the beautiful lake view with a coffee and a tasty treat or a long leisurely meal. The Nest, our Brockholes gift shop is brimming with an inspiring collection of gifts, jewellery, books, toys, arts & crafts and other exciting treasures to remind you of your day and are sure to put a smile on the faces of people young and old. A fantastic new addition to the Visitor Village is The Gallery at Brockholes. The Gallery will showcase a range of art and craft by guild members which includes fine art, photography, textiles, ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood and furniture. The Gallery at Brockholes is run by the Art & Craft Guild of Lancashire, made up of a wide range of the finest local artists, designers and makers.
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Preston New Road | Juction 31 M6 Motorway, Preston PR5 0AG, England
+44 1772 872000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Found this by accident while staying locally, visitor centre and facilities are really good. Went for some lovely walks the weather was nice and we spent an enjoyable 3 hours following the various trails. The entrance is free but there is a £5 parking fee...More

Thank mojones55
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Me and my wife were cycling the guild wheel when we went past. The wheel practically goes through the area so we though, why not grab a bit to eat. The scenery is fantastic, perfect place to sit and relax. Large outdoor play area for...More

Thank Liam P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walks (despite the weather!) and a great little visitor centre and cafe. Would be great for children to run around in, with a nice park for them too.

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Thank Becci H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blow the cobwebs away with a scenic walk around the lake and Brockholes Visitor Centre. Dont forget your camera for taking lots of photographs! Plenty of interesting bird and wildlife information which will stimulate young minds, for school projects etc. Rest a while and visit...More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in the six week holidays with my 8 and 7 year old, we went to the craft area were it's a pound to decorate a bug. Then the kids did the map where they had to find the different animals around the reserve and...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous place to visit for all ages, something for everyone. Lots of interesting things to do for children but also lots of wildlife flora and fauna for nature lovers . Even the onsite cafe has improved in recent months. Would definitely recommend.

Thank lyndyloobooth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice place to visit and the food is nice enough if a little expensive. It's not safe for toddlers and young children to run around though. They're better off in prams etc or reigns. Long distances to walk to the parks from the...More

Thank Elaine L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been many times and love the fact that each time we see something different. Lots of walking or simply sitting and watching the view and wildlife. It's a fascinating place.

Thank Nell1961
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic place to visit. Lots to see during each season. Lovely walks and breathtaking natural views. Lovely shop and a place to get a bite to eat. Well worth a visit.

Thank sally e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on Tuesday for the gruffalo adventure and what a fun afternoon we had there was so much to do and my little boy loved it especially the mud foot prints :-) would definitely recommend

Thank Ramsbottomrjr
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Margaret W
19 July 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Just checked their website and it clearly states DOG FREE ZONE
17 April 2017|
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Response from Brockholes | Property representative |
Early mornings and later on in the afternoon tend to be the best times. Just call into our Welcome Centre when visit and our friendly team of Volunteers will give you loads of advice on where to spot them.
Lianne F
26 February 2017|
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Response from James B | Reviewed this property |
i have spent a few late afternoons here looking for the bittern but I have no seen any large starling gatherings