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Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve

#10 of 78 things to do in Coventry Features Animals
Brandon Lane, Coventry CV3 3GW, England
+44 24 7630 2912
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Great Value

At only £2.50 entrance this has to be excellent value. Nature reserve with at least 7 hides so very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Great place to chill-out

Great for taking photographs a good variety of wild life nice food at the cafe, also do take aways... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donald J
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Brandon Marsh Nature Centre is the headquarters of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Set in 220 acres, the Reserve, consists of large pools created by gravel extraction. The Visitor Centre is a great place to visit including a Tea Room and well stocked gift shop. Around the Centre you'll find the orchard, mouse maze, mini-beast homes, bird watching hides, recycled garden and a newly designed sensory garden (link to sensory garden project page) as well as an under-cover picnic area. Then it's off to the Onyx Nature Trail which guides you around the wildlife habitats of the nature reserve. The Reserve This reserve contains large areas of pools created by gravel extraction. It consists of reedbeds, willow carr, grassland and woodland. It is outstanding for birds and there are seven bird hides throughout the reserve. Gift Shop and Badgers Tearoom At the end of your visit what could be nicer than a cup of tea or snack in our 'Badgers' Tea Room and a leisurely browse around our gift shop. The shop is well stocked with animal homes, bird seed, bird feeders and an extensive range of gifts and books. The tearoom serves a variety of hot and cold beverages, fresh cakes, and a comprehensive menu of snacks and meals. The Education Centre Brandon Marsh Nature Centre includes the Lafarge Education Centre - a purpose-built classroom, home to School Visits to Brandon for a variety of curriculum-related activities. We also have children's activities during the school holidays, and even Really Wild Birthday Parties! For grown-ups we also have a programme of Events and guided walks. The Sensory Garden After 1500 volunteer hours, the first chapter in the story of how our garden grew is complete with the official opening of the Sensory Garden at Brandon Marsh Visitor Centre on 19th May 2012.
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Brandon Lane, Coventry CV3 3GW, England
+44 24 7630 2912
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Reviewed 3 days ago

At only £2.50 entrance this has to be excellent value. Nature reserve with at least 7 hides so very much geared towards birdwatching and photography. Lots to see although obviously depend on the time of year. This morning i was treated to at least 4...More

Thank MalcH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for taking photographs a good variety of wild life nice food at the cafe, also do take aways. A must.

Thank Donald J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Brandon Marsh with a group of children and we had a fantastic day! The activities provided were above expectations and the children enjoyed every moment. The grounds are vast and provided great spaces for walks, den making and forest fun!

Thank Nicolepownall93
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For somewhere to wander round on a pleasant day you couldn't do much better than here. Well marked paths weave through the reserve.

1  Thank G F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family visit on a Groupon offer. None of us are twitchers but we all found it a beautiful place just to wander round along with woods to explore and also to view the birds from the multiple hides. We managed to tune out the incessant...More

Thank mr-brunes
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We were looking for a good walk with some shade and picked the right place at Brandon Marsh. We strolled for over 4 km and visited 6 of the many bird hides. NOTE We were an all adult group. The Family (teens) category was simply...More

1  Thank RobMcGonigle
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Brandon Marsh is a wonderful patchwork of lakes, pathways and nature at it's most unkempt splendour. I'm sure you could spend a day tramping all the paths, spying the wildlife and drinking in the many fineries of the natural world, and of the excellent Brandon...More

Thank Matt N
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We were attracted to Brandon Marsh by a Groupon deal, however once there it reveals itself as a stunning site of special scientific interest. On a warm Sunday it was wonderful to stroll along well made paths in the shade of many mature trees. As...More

2  Thank Andy and Kath M
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We were fortunate to have good weather for our first visit but for £2.50 (adult) and £1.50 (concessions) the four of us had a lovely time walking around the tracks and pathways looking at the wildlife and enjoying the sights and sounds out in the...More

1  Thank PhilGatley
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Amazingly well kept nature reserve which is ideal for school trips for learners of all ages. the staff are knowledgeable and friendly

1  Thank danmctele
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23 May 2017|
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Response from Faiza K | Reviewed this property |
you can bring anything with you but please dont forget to collect your litter as its nature reserve. the best bet is you punch in their digits and ask to avoid any embarrassment. its definitely a quiet place to celebrate... More
Brad P
1 May 2017|
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Response from WarksWildlifeTrust | Property representative |
Yes, we're open on bank holidays! Thanks, Louise Barrack Communications Officer
16 August 2015|
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Response from Richard T | Reviewed this property |
I would ask at the shop/paydesk.