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The Natural World Centre, Whisby

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Closed Now: 09:30 - 16:30
Open today: 09:30 - 16:30
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Vegan friendly

A spacious, bright and airy cafe where we have enjoyed several cups of good coffee accompanied by... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2019
Lincoln, United Kingdom
have been many times.

we go ever year,always lots to see. kids will love it,always lots of people at centre.nice cafe for... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
peter h
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“nature reserve”(19 reviews)
“nature park”(17 reviews)
“play area”(21 reviews)
Situated within Whisby Nature Park, The Natural World Centre is just five miles from Lincoln City centre. Whisby Nature Park is managed by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and offers over six miles of all ability footpaths, ideal for a relaxing day out...more
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Moor Lane | Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln LN6 9BW, England
+44 1522 688868
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All reviews nature reserve nature park play area bird life walking trails bird watching sand play nice cafe whole family gift shop cake couple of hours sunny day wildlife lakes gravel binoculars
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Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

Called in today for the very first time. Considering its Jan 9th and very cold outside it was just as cold inside. I have never been so cold while eating my lunch. I asked why it was so cold and also why the radiators weren't...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rosieHus
Reviewed 8 January 2019

A spacious, bright and airy cafe where we have enjoyed several cups of good coffee accompanied by some vegan options such as their apple crumble slice and very tasty chocolate orange tart, which I have never seen in any other cafe. Every day there is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

we go ever year,always lots to see. kids will love it,always lots of people at centre.nice cafe for snacks and meals.staff good, and service.if a sunny day a great day out for all.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank peter h
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Easy to find, plenty of parking, we collected a map from the Visitor Centre and off we went. Routes are quite well sign posted, level walks, variety of bird life, a few hides. Then back to the cafe for cake and drinks, then back out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Jet801820
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Just off the A46, Whisby is a lovely, natural oasis of calm. Plenty of walks, hides to view the birds and spacious cafe with good, generous amounts of food. Wouldn't want to visit when raining, but on a sunny day, it's delightful.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Julie G
Reviewed 19 October 2018

I frequent Whisby on a regular basis to walk the grounds and use the restaurant. I was there today 19 October and could not believe the racket that was coming presumably from some function or other downstairs. Whisby is a place for solitude and quiet...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Ray D
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This is a very good place to walk, long and shorter walks marked up. and although a nature reserve its open to everyone unlike some, dog walkers very welcome. There are hides to veiw from and plenty of bird life to see. The centre has...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank richard c
Reviewed 20 September 2018

I love this place! It's a wonderful, cheap place to take the kids on a busy summers day. There is plenty to see and do, nice long walks (or short ones if you don't feel up to a long one). The wildlife you get to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank SeeTravel19
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

What a day, this was my first time visiting, we was looking for a cheap day out with kids well was £2 parking so cheap! It had to exellent play areas, one for bigger kids a exellent outdoor sandpit and climbing area and the indoor...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Phillipa H
Natural W, Marketing Assistant at The Natural World Centre, Whisby, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're pleased you enjoyed your day. From 1 October we will be opening at 9.30am so will a great chance to pop in for breakfast after an early morning stroll or a quick coffee to...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018

We went with our grandchildren (4yrs and 1&3/4yrs). We let the 4yr be in charge of the map and he led us around the orange route, stopping at the hides to see the birds on the water. The youngest walked for a while and then...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Whatdaisy
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15 May 2017|
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Response from Rachel A | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are very welcome here. There is a small walk where they can go off lead too, but most other walks are on lead to protect wildlife.
John B
31 October 2015|
Response from Curlytops2014 |
Its about 3 to 4 mile from the centre of Lincoln