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The Natural World Centre, Whisby

#11 of 79 things to do in Lincoln Features Animals
Moor Lane | Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln LN6 9BW, England
+44 1522 688868
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Always an easy option

We love this place weather permitting its free and easy. If u have little ones the indoor play area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lincoln, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely day out with family

We visited with family including grandchildren. The site consists of a number of well signposted... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Discover the eco-challenges of our changing world when you visit the Natural World Centre at Whisby Nature Park. Enjoy the 'Our Changing World' exhibition or one of the temporary exhibitions. Sample light refreshments and delicious home cooked meals in the stunning lakeside setting of the Boardwalk Cafe. Browse for unique gifts in our gift shop stocked with fair trade, recycled and natural products. An abundance of wildlife awaits you in 375 acres of lakes, woodland, ponds and grassland at the Nature Park. Come and enjoy a walk, watch the wildlife or join in with one of our great children's activities. It's only natural you will want to stay!
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  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“play area” (19 reviews)
Moor Lane | Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln LN6 9BW, England
+44 1522 688868
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place weather permitting its free and easy. If u have little ones the indoor play area could entertain your lil one for an hour or so but if there abit older the outdoor adventures r fab!

Thank RuthyEm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with family including grandchildren. The site consists of a number of well signposted walks around a series of lakes and wetlands, The walking is fairly level and easy. there are several hides and observation spots for viewing wildlife. Members of the local natural...More

Thank AlandAnC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely day with family and dog .nice walks , bird hides ,ponds and lakes ,lots of tracks and signposted walks .A very nice cafe ,play area for kids and a shop with gifts .Toilet facilities were clean and tidy , lots of parking spaces

Thank john w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here meaning to spend a few hours and spent a lot more.Of course we all like to visit nature reserves to see the wildlife and whilst we didn't see much of that we saw much more though. Here's a few tips before I start...More

Thank Bryan G
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We visited this nature reserve following a day in Lincoln, and so arrived after the visitor facilities had closed. We took a long path alongside one of the lakes before returning to our hotel. We will return if visiting the area again.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Apart from the exhibitions in the building and the cafe for refreshments there is wonderful wildlife to enjoy. Great walks around the lake and surrounding area, plus a bird watch near the building to observe the varied types of water birds and gulls. A play...More

Thank mikeR40
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I always go here to view the area and the walks, they are great, the wildlife is first class as is the cafe, if you have never been you do not know what you are missing.

Thank Gray L
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We visit Whisby regularly with our two young children, family and often the dog too! The walks are lovely and the cafe is reasonably priced and tasty. In addition to the indoor cafe and play area, there are also some lovely outdoor seating and play...More

Thank caseycouple
Reviewed 2 June 2017

A wonderful place, very well maintained and loads of wildlife, superb walks and lakes. Free entry with a very small charge for the car park, truly a bargain day out. The Boardwalk bistro is especially worthy of mention, we had the afternoon tea for two,...More

Thank spark18a
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Nature reserve walks are excellent, although 'sightings' can be very sporadic! Some great views and lake areas. However, for us the Centre is somewhat of a disappointment! Poor food, high prices, very slow service! Would NOT eat/have a drink here again! Improve your service/quality and...More

Thank tommee2
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Questions & Answers
15 May 2017|
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Response from Rachel A | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are very welcome here. There is a small walk where they can go off lead too, but most other walks are on lead to protect wildlife.
John B
1 November 2015|
Response from Curlytops2014 |
Its about 3 to 4 mile from the centre of Lincoln