Whisby Nature Park
Whisby Nature Park
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • stupotts58
    Grantham, United Kingdom19 contributions
    Bullfinches!
    Spent a day birdwatching. Great weather for my first time here. In the morning I walked around two of the lakes and in the process was happy to spot a pair of bullfinches. Haven’t seen any for years. Had a nice sandwich and a latte coffee at the café overlooking the lake then spent the afternoon visiting the various hides. To my surprise there was a big terrapin on one of the artificial islands basking in the sunshine. Spotted a few other species and chicks of black headed gulls. I enjoyed my day. I shall visit again.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 June 2023
  • TheLatteGirl
    Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom310 contributions
    Delicious GF Cake!
    Always enjoy coming to Whisby for its walks and wildlife. Great for dog walkers too. We always stop off in the cafe for a coffee and cake - they usually have at least one GF cake option, recently it was raspberry and almond, one of the best I've had! They also have tray bakes and scones. Can't comment on the cooked food, but coffee and cake is a delight. The outside seating area is also dog friendly. There is a gift shop inside featuring products from local independent sellers.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Sue
    Pontefract, United Kingdom6 contributions
    A must see
    The nature park is beautiful and well kept. Easily accessible for disabled and pushchairs. Plenty of wildlife. Entry free + car parking only £2.50 all day. The cafe is amazing. Food is excellent for both choice and quality. Prices very reasonable. Staff are so friendly. We'll worth a visit if only for the cafes minted grilled lamb in pitta which my husband can't stop talking about!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 October 2023
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David T
Lincoln, UK26 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Went to the cafe with friends before a walk around the lakes. Very poor service waiting while the staff finished talking to each other and then getting the simple order wrong. Food was excellent though.
Written 22 January 2024
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Sue
Pontefract, UK6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The nature park is beautiful and well kept. Easily accessible for disabled and pushchairs. Plenty of wildlife. Entry free + car parking only £2.50 all day. The cafe is amazing. Food is excellent for both choice and quality. Prices very reasonable. Staff are so friendly. We'll worth a visit if only for the cafes minted grilled lamb in pitta which my husband can't stop talking about!
Written 28 October 2023
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Sharon G
3 contributions
Sept 2022 • Friends
Wheelchair friendly, lovely day out, lovely meeting place for us with friends,
Although dogs on leads lovely walks
Written 2 August 2023
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TheLatteGirl
Bury St. Edmunds, UK310 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Always enjoy coming to Whisby for its walks and wildlife. Great for dog walkers too. We always stop off in the cafe for a coffee and cake - they usually have at least one GF cake option, recently it was raspberry and almond, one of the best I've had! They also have tray bakes and scones. Can't comment on the cooked food, but coffee and cake is a delight. The outside seating area is also dog friendly. There is a gift shop inside featuring products from local independent sellers.
Written 10 July 2023
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L212
Sheffield, UK37 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
Lovely area for walking and seeing the wildlife. Cafe disappointing, we had a light lunch which was ok followed by a cake and coffee which we took back, no words to describe what that coffee tasted of! so ended up with getting some Teas. Very average sadly.
Written 27 June 2023
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stupotts58
Grantham, UK19 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
Spent a day birdwatching. Great weather for my first time here. In the morning I walked around two of the lakes and in the process was happy to spot a pair of bullfinches. Haven’t seen any for years. Had a nice sandwich and a latte coffee at the café overlooking the lake then spent the afternoon visiting the various hides. To my surprise there was a big terrapin on one of the artificial islands basking in the sunshine. Spotted a few other species and chicks of black headed gulls. I enjoyed my day. I shall visit again.
Written 12 June 2023
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Fraggle62
Boston, UK38 contributions
May 2023 • Family
Visited today with two Grandchildren (3&6) Have been a few times previously. Enjoyed the walks and the Otter’s Reach. Was very disappointed by the restaurant. Waited 25 mins for food, even though the place was almost empty. Children had ordered sausage, new pots and peas. Sausages were seriously overdone and hard to cut through and peas like bullets. We ordered mushroom and Brie ciapaninis which were luke warm and seriously lacking in filling. Tiny bit of tasteless Brie and one mushroom, strategically placed to try and cover the bread… without success! Nachos had plenty of guacamole, salsa and soft cheese but no melted cheese and so hadn’t been heated. It’s not cheap in there and have never minded paying before as it’s been acceptable. No one checks if your food is ok and really, as it’s all served by kids, they probably don’t care. Will take a picnic next time.
Written 28 May 2023
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Dilly4472
Spilsby, UK866 contributions
May 2023
On arrival we thought the extensive car-parking was impressive (though expensive!) and we were surprised by the very pleasant facilities. We had a great coffee in the cafe where the outlook across the lake, from outdoor seating, was beautiful. There was a nice little shop and though we didn’t have children with us, there appeared to be excellent children’s facilities. Then we set out to walk around the nature reserve. We completed 5.5miles, looping around all the lakes, and whilst it was nice to be in a great reserve area, the views of the lakes were very disappointing…..almost non-existent. We appreciate that the idea is to encourage wildlife but some of the bushes/trees needed cutting back to enable visitors to enjoy the environment. There were very few information boards about what we might see and also hardly any benches so one couldn’t sit and enjoy listening to/watching nature. There was lots of birdsong but also a great deal of road and rail noise. There are plenty of other places in Lincolnshire which are better than this so it’s not a place we will rush back to.
Written 2 May 2023
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Rainbowfish
Lincoln, UK18 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
Uninspiring place... Totally flat, no viewpoints, can hear traffic noise from all parts of the park, expensive cafe, brown lakes. My friend who is a photographer took zero photos as there weren't even any flowers! Surely a few daffodils wouldn't go a miss!
Written 24 March 2023
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Samantha L
50 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
The nature park is filled with wildlife and very knowledgable staff about the wildlife. There is plenty to do for children including a park and things to spot on the way around the walks.

There are also different lengths of walks depending on how far you want to go. And plenty of benches around the walks too for rest stops. There are plenty of bird watching huts around the lake also.

The cafe is very nice and the staff are friendly and polite. The food is lovely.
Written 11 February 2023
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