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Attenborough Nature Centre

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Address: Barton Lane, Attenborough NG9 6DY, England
Phone Number: +44 115 972 1777
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09:00 - 16:00
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we couldnt wait to visit Attenborough again we have always loved the peace and quiet and the abundance of wildlife we headed straight for our favourite hide ever and oh no the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dezra D
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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we couldnt wait to visit Attenborough again we have always loved the peace and quiet and the abundance of wildlife we headed straight for our favourite hide ever and oh no the Kingfisher hide no longer has the bird feeding area no wonder it was empty we have always loved to sit and watch the little birds flitting about whilst... More 

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Thank Dezra D
Stapleford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place! So much to see and do, great food and lovely shop all reasonably priced. Good toilets too... We particularly like that there are different length walks so you can fit the needs of whoever you are with or what time you have, sometimes we just feed the ducks and watch the boats, sometimes we walk for hours.... More 

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Thank Claire L
Derby, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Had two visits here recently - one with children and one without. Both were excellent days out. Lots of birdlife to see, hides, beautiful scenery, nice visitor centre (with café and wildlife garden at the rear), trains can be seen passing by and there are flat level paths throughout. Car park is a very reasonable £2 for all day. We... More 

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Thank hoonaloon
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Unfortunately this nature reserve is totally spoilt by litter and dog mess. As regular nature reserve walkers, this is the most disappointing reserve we've been to. There is litter strewn all over and irresponsible dog owners have allowed the place to become one large dog toilet. It may have some lovely nature but we were too busy looking where we... More 

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Attenborough N, General Manager at Attenborough Nature Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have noticed the dog mess problem has worsened recently and have plans to step up wardening are in place. As we are a nature reserve criss crossed with public footpaths and rights of way we cannot control who visits but we try very hard with our band of hardy volunteers to litter pick and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Needed a dog friendly way to spend a day waiting for the better half to finish a meeting, and stumbled upon the Attenborough Nature Reserve, what a find! Hours of walking and sight seeing, covered about 10 miles in total and the dog loved every minute.

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Thank Tom B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We have visited the nature reserve on numerous occasions and love it there. Always a relaxing place for a walk and while a few hours away. Lots of shorter and longer walks if you feel got enough. The cafe is often busy but a decent place to sit and have a drink or bite to eat after your exertions. Parking... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Attenborough Nature Reserve and Visitors Centre are a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Easily accessible by car and about 30 minutes walk from the nearest bus or tram stops, this is where you need to go if you're interested in bird watching, trees, plants, walking, and a cafe with views across the lakes and... More 

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Thank Essex812
Derby, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

A beautiful morning ruined. Like us there are a lot of dog walkers making the most of the beautiful scenery. After finishing our leisurely walk with our chihuahua we were looking forward to a bit of food and beverage on the outside seating area only to be very disappointed that dogs are not allowed on the premises. Now a days... More 

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Thank Jj B
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Went today for a walk around,beautiful scenery. Lots of ducks,swans and geese around. Parking is plentiful and reasonable at £2 for a full day. I'm hoping to visit again in the summer months and take a picnic.

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Thank Becky W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a beautiful oasis in the middle of the busy everyday world .lovely modern visitor centre with shop and super cafe.Plenty of wildlife information for kids and adults.Long or short walks with birdwatching hides.The only problem is bicycles,but nothing to spoil things.Try it you will love it.

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Thank Mrs Christine W

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