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Attenborough Nature Centre

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Address: Barton Lane, Attenborough NG9 6DY, England
Phone Number:
+44 115 972 1777
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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Lovley place however it states there is otters and there was none to be seen! Also some areas slightly muddy but apart from that it was fantastic.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovley place however it states there is otters and there was none to be seen! Also some areas slightly muddy but apart from that it was fantastic.

Thank alexsmith396
Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Attenborough nature reserve is great for an amble with the family. There are a number of hides dotted around the grounds to take in the wildlife. There is a small cafe and shop situated over the water. Prices are reasonable and offers a great view over the park. A perfect place to rest and enjoy the area.

Thank GlenSJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to escape and get into nature. always events going on for the kiddies at half term, talks, photography lessons etc. Lots of information in the centre, lots of habitats and definitely attracts a great number of species to the area. What more could you ask for !

Thank Liambancroft
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk in summer and winter take some sandwiches and have a picnic or take your bike and ride along the canal car parking and a lovely café where you can have a meal or just a cake and a cuppa kids and adults great day out

Thank dickooooooo
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

As regular visitors for over 30 years, Attenborough is always amazing, any time of the year. Especially interesting off-peak or in evening. There are at least 5 great circular walks. 1. Red route takes about 1 hour. 2. Red route with footpath shortcut past the high-hide is about 50 mins. 3. Blue walk is more challenging and takes 2 hours.... More 

Thank DavePuls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk with lots for young children to do and find interesting. 3. 7 miles of interesting and differing views etc would recommend it. We didn't go into the visitor centre though.

Thank Cheryl M
Derby, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

You're in a highly urbanised area and then at the end of a lane in a wild place. What a wonderful way to use exhausted sand and gravel pits! Really enjoyed the visit. It certainly won't be the last because this place has to be seen over all the seasons as the birds come and go. The water birds are... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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353 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

good paths around the nature centre and all are close to the water so you can see the wild birds. The café sells bird food for 25p a bag. we also made use of a coule of the hides which are well sited and offer good views.

Thank mark m
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37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I have been visiting Attenborough since I was a child when my father use to take me there to feed the ducks. I have followed in my father footsteps and taken my son. If you are expecting playgrounds for the children to play on this is not the place for you. It is wonderful place to feed the ducks and... More 

Thank redstar1972
Brighouse, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 

Thank Dezra D

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