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Attenborough Nature Centre

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 18:00
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Great visit

Great for the kids, wildlife preservation, learning and fresh air, take a picnic or visit the cafe... read more

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DAVID P
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Auchonvillers, France
Murmuration

Wow what an awesome spectical. If you have never seen one before you need to go here. Clearly... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
340simons
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Barton Lane, Attenborough NG9 6DY, England
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Reviewed today

Great for the kids, wildlife preservation, learning and fresh air, take a picnic or visit the cafe, learn about the wildlife and take a walk around the site.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DAVID P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow what an awesome spectical. If you have never seen one before you need to go here. Clearly signposted. Car park, Cafe and toilets on site. Lots to see with different bird areas and hides

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 340simons
Reviewed 5 days ago

ATTENBOBOROUGH NATURE RESERVE is fortunate to be visited by many types of bird life, this January they have been lucky enough to host the STARLING MURMURATIONS on a daily basis toward the end of the day, THOUSANDS of birds congregate and fly in a mouthwatering...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JimNurse
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have visited this site regularly over many years, even prior to it being taken over by the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and it is very sad to see it change from a friendly, relaxing area to a regimented, commercialised concern. The Wildlife Trust appears to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ca H
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a great place to visit with three different size walks and plenty of countryside to explore pop along to the Attenborough Nature reserve. Walkers, runners, cyclists and plenty of twitchers all having a fabulous time. The centre is worth a visit, very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited many times and no two visits ever the same. Lots of places to walk and abundant birdlife. Cafe serves good homely food at reasonable prices.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank I7258LNpaulb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been here several times over recent years. Wheelchair friendly. The food has improved and the cafe is much better now, but still needs to up its game! always chilly so wrap up warm for outdoors and indoors too. Not dog friendly I guess due...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 415debh
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

We often walk in the nature reserve but today it was just a stroll down from the shops at the top of the road to the cafe for a coffee. Regular latte was plenty and tasty, the mince pie (well it's nearly Christmas) was OK...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

I live very local to Attenborough Nature Reserve and visit frequently to walk my dog. I understand and I am conscious that dogs should be kept on leads when near wildlife, which I have always done. However, a few days ago I was walking my...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank talyalh123
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

I have just visited this beautiful reserve and thoroughly enjoyed my walk around with my two humans. There is a section near to the visitor centre where my humans needed to be on a lead due to the presence of bird life - and this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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sakhidhawan2007
6 May 2018|
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Response from 207robn | Reviewed this property |
I think so, it’s a very nice walk round the lakes with lots of opportunities to see wildlife
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EmilyCook_4194
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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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