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Attenborough Nature Centre

#1 of 1 things to do in Attenborough Features Animals
Barton Lane, Attenborough NG9 6DY, England
+44 115 972 1777
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Visitors centre

Please sort out the cafe & menu, more choices would be nice with hot food, prices okay, space could... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
myk51
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Ripley, United Kingdom
via mobile
Enjoyable walk

Enjoyed the walk and surrounds. Unfortunately we visited whilst with our dog who was not allowed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie Y
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Newton-Le-Willows, United Kingdom
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“the reserve” (37 reviews)
“bird watching” (22 reviews)
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Barton Lane, Attenborough NG9 6DY, England
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+44 115 972 1777
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Please sort out the cafe & menu, more choices would be nice with hot food, prices okay, space could be problem if Busy

Thank myk51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the walk and surrounds. Unfortunately we visited whilst with our dog who was not allowed into the outside cafe area. This did spoil our visit.

Thank Julie Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attenborough is amazing for walks around the lakes, with red (1 hr), blue (1.45 hrs) and yellow (1.15 hrs) waymarked routes. The cafe in the nature centre on a small island has great soup, paninis and cakes, and the most wonderful view over one of...More

Thank DavePuls
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The reserve is lovely, free to walk round and lots of wildlife. Decided to stop for lunch having not been into the cafe for some time and it was a mistake. The food and service is as bad as ever. I ordered a cheese and...More

Thank David A
Attenborough N, Manager at Attenborough Nature Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello David. I'm really sorry that you were disappointed with your experience in our cafe. Thank you for your feedback. This has been passed onto our Cafe Manager for immediate attention. All our sandwiches are made fresh to order but we can get very busy,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's over 40 years since I visited Attenborough so I was very excited about going again as I had looked up the website and was very impressed. My sister and I took two dogs so we couldn't go in to the cafe but we were...More

Thank Pat b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place to meet up and have a little walk. It was a boiling hot day so not really much shade. Only one cafe inside the info/gift shop. Only down side was the geese poo smell and dog poo along the way. Would be...More

Thank Suzanne A
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We have been going to the Nature Centre for years, a cup of tea stroll round the reservoir something to eat and more tea. This weekend we walked in to find all the table & chairs have been changed for school desk & low chairs,...More

3  Thank mmiracle2016
Attenborough N, Manager at Attenborough Nature Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. I'm really sorry to hear about your experience with us. We were able to upgrade the tables and chairs due to a kind donation. The smaller tables were put in place to allow easier access for staff and customers and...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We brought our grandson here for a pond dipping session - which was great by the way. We had a walk down to the river and then back through Attenborough village. A relaxing place to walk around. If you have the energy walk along the...More

Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I've been coming here for years, at different times of the year and there's always something to see. Today I spent time in the Sand Martin Hide - where else could you see these birds fluttering against the window, and get such close views? There...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Amazing, lovely facilities, could do with a cheaper alternative to the café as it is very over priced. All great otherwise, lovely scenery & birds.

Thank bdc22442
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Response from n0rkin | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash, they are not allowed in the visitor centre and cafe but if you walk along the river to Beeston marina you will receive a warm welcome at Steve's cafe and bar where there is... More
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