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Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre - Northumberland Wildlife Trust

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Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Lovely new nature reserve

The facility here is excellent.Reserve warden really helpful and will answer any... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Durham, United Kingdom
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Excellent venue, great day ouy

Very impressed on our first visit to this place while on holiday in Northumberland. Easy to get to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Basildon, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“the reserve”(25 reviews)
“circular walk”(10 reviews)
“red squirrels”(6 reviews)
Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre reopened to the public on Saturday 24th June 2017 following a 2 year closure for the creation of an exciting new visitor centre. The new eco-friendly, straw bale building has been largely constructed by a dedicated...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Hauxley Lane | Near Low Hauxley village, at the northern end of Druridge Bay Low Hauxley Northumberland - Map reference NU 285 023, Amble NE65 0JR, England
+44 1665 568324
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The facility here is excellent.Reserve warden really helpful and will answer any questions. Counted 10 Herons. Excellent cup of tea.

Thank FionaHelene
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressed on our first visit to this place while on holiday in Northumberland. Easy to get to and parking free. Had a fantastic welcome from one of the volunteers who clearly explained the centres history and how the site worked. He even found us...More

Thank ajsw001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have taken groups of school children here as part of an educational visit (where we have been bug hunting) a few times in the past and each time the children have enjoyed it. So decided to visit again with members of my family. The...More

Thank deb14_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Signed from the main road this place is worth a visit for birdwatchers or even just a coffee or snack. There is a car park and a short walk to the visitor centre. This centre has only been open for a year. Lovely big windows...More

Thank Jean C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Considering the entire reserve was closed for over two years while this centre was built we expected something awesome, but it is very disappointing. The star of the show is the reserve itself - the visitor centre could have been an old shed as far...More

Thank UpNorthLass
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

A lovely well maintained nature reserve. A mostly flat circular walk with lots of birds both garden, woodland & waterfowl to see.. & of course if you are very lucky, red Squirrels. For the first time ever I was one of the lucky ones !...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

I’m always on the look out for new places to photograph butterflies in my area and this nature reserve does not disappoint! As well as gorgeous scenery, relaxing walks and plenty of places to stop and sit, there is an abundance of butterflies including small...More

Thank rachcd79
Reviewed 27 June 2018

This is a great place to visit. Lovely cafe with superb views of the wildlife. Great hides and helpful guides to help with identification. All the staff were lovely and very helpful.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely place nice walk around with good hides. Lovely cafe good reasonable prices food and great views. Very helpful volunteer met us and told all about the facilities on offer.

Thank kathlovinglife
Reviewed 23 June 2018

You can be assured of an excellent visit. Be sure to take your binoculars and a camera. There is an array of Birds to watch and identify which you can do with a pot of tea on hand, The view from the Coffee Shop is...More

Thank khackett3
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Response from HauxleyWDC | Property representative |
We have taken the decision to make Hauxley a dog-free nature reserve. Research indicates that even the presence of dogs disturbs wildlife. Visitors can use the public footpath to the beach to walk their dogs but they are no... More