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Waterton Discovery Centre and Angler's Country Park

Haw park Lane, Wakefield, England
+44 1924 303980
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A gem of a wildlife park

A great water park with a “Room on the Broom” trail for children around the lake. Lots of bird life... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jill D
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Pleasant surprise.

Came for a walk here in New Year's Day having never visited before. Free entry/parking which is a... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Alexis S
via mobile
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“activity pack” (12 reviews)
“round the lake” (14 reviews)
“bird hides” (7 reviews)
Haw park Lane, Wakefield, England
+44 1924 303980
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A great water park with a “Room on the Broom” trail for children around the lake. Lots of bird life to see near the water and the free car park has bird tables and feeders. The centre has lots of information and a good little...More

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Came for a walk here in New Year's Day having never visited before. Free entry/parking which is a novelty at most places these days. Lovely walk round the reservoir and nice to see that there are several longer routes you can take if you want...More

Thank Alexis S
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Love a Sunday morning stroll in the fresh air - this is the place. Be it just a couple, family or walking the dog... Perfect. There is an alphabet search and "room on the broom" trail for the youngsters (paperwork available to purchase from the...More

Thank LynseyMS
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant walk around the lake and some woods. You can go either way bit if you are following the trail activity pack (£2) go around the lake. It's about 2miles walk and you will need wellies. Not very busy when I went. Car park...More

Thank Kalaya G
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love this place. It's peaceful, serene and perfect for watching the wildlife and walking the dogs. However.... Our regular visits will cease if the parking charges come in. At £1 for an hour or £2.50 after I point blank refuse to spend £50 per...More

Thank mooohop
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I again called at the country park today, to find that the council are proposing to establish pay for parking at the site. The country park as the name suggests is in the country side and isolated, so the means of transport for the majority...More

2  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 20 September 2017

A lovely spot for dog walking, this is a well maintained park that is easy walking in beautiful surroundings, lovely!

Thank simontk
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The park is lovely for a gentle stroll around. Look out for the carvings, the kids can follow the trail. It's a few weeks ago that my partner and myself were there and the lake had a pair of swans with their babies. There were...More

Thank Marjorie B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great place for a number of walks in which you can vary the length of walk you want to do.Nice little cafe on site and small play ground for the younger kids.Can sometimes get really busy especially if the kids are on holiday from school.Has...More

Thank ainsy30
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We visited here on a bank holiday Monday. It was a sunny day so it was busy, the first car park was full, but 200 yards down further down was an over flow car park. where we got parked. Parking is free, so is the...More

Thank lilmiss1982
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9 May 2017|
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Response from CugsyWestYorkshire | Reviewed this property |
about 3km. It looks like a good cycle track
17 July 2016|
Response from markpearson35 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure
18 May 2016|
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Response from Paganjones7 | Reviewed this property |
Not direct.You would have to catch a bus to Wakefield Bus Station and then get any of the 3 services that pass through Wintersett on way to Barnsley.Ask to be put off at stop in Wintersett.You then walk down the main street... More