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Attenborough Nature Centre

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Back in time

Went with family for a walk and coffee...lovely cold sunny day...lots of people walking aling path... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Hidden gem

Popped in here with a friend on a trip to Nottingham. Pleasant tea time walk. Stunning views over... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
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  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird watching”(15 reviews)
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Barton Lane, Attenborough NG9 6DY, England
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All reviews the reserve bird watching egyptian geese lovely walk bird life car park feed the ducks wildlife trust retail park cake beautiful scenery information centre lovely place dog walkers wild flowers all ages nice cafe
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with family for a walk and coffee...lovely cold sunny day...lots of people walking aling path went in hide to watch birds. then to feed canada geese and swans....followed by coffee in centre....where small child enjoyed the play facilities...a good family day outing. Marked down...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here with a friend on a trip to Nottingham. Pleasant tea time walk. Stunning views over the Trent as the sun set. There's a bird hide, nature trail and an information centre with a cafe and information about the local wildlife. Large pay...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 479jaynee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful reserve, i have had Robin's out of my hand, I saw a Green woodpecker, little egret, loads of other birds and a fieldfare. Lovely cafe and coffee. Highly recommended

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rozzy1973
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good place to start of end your visit to the nature reserve. Goid choice of drinks and always something available to eat.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fred W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 16 January 2019 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 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019

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
1  Thank Ca H
Reviewed 13 January 2019

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 12 January 2019 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
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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
4 February 2016|
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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