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Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve

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Brandon Lane, Coventry CV3 3GW, England
+44 24 7630 2912
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first visit to Brandon Marsh

Very good home cooked lunch and a couple of hours birdwatching- 24 count - so good result for June... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mjadventures1948
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Knowle, United Kingdom
Made a lovely, relaxing day out, enjoying the countryside and wildlife.

Brandon Marsh was recommended to us and only 1hour from Milton Keynes. We had a wonderful few... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Catherine P
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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very good home cooked lunch and a couple of hours birdwatching- 24 count - so good result for June. I WILL be back. Oh! and lovely helpful staff and volunteers , thank you

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brandon Marsh was recommended to us and only 1hour from Milton Keynes. We had a wonderful few hours enjoying the countryside and the birds from the hides and footpaths. Highlights were kingfishers and cuckoos! Great for just a walk or for more serious naturalists. The...More

Thank Catherine P
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We loved this nature reserve, we got off to a great start as the lady on the till was very friendly and informative. There is a great choice of marked walking trails and habitats in a beautiful area with several pools/lakes and lots of great...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Great way to spend a few hours outdoors with my young family. We attended one of the naturists sessions. Our two adventurous and very curious young children loved it. Included a story in the willows, building a shelter amongst the trees for teddies, feeding teddies...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I decided to take my two year old grandson there, keep him occupied for a few hours. We both loved it, it is very unspoilt. The walks are lovely, a few bits were muddy but that was to be expected. I will be 100% going...More

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Great day at Brandon. Staff really helpful and friendly. £2.50 to get in or £1.50 if over 60. Great value for a day out. Really good visitor centre and good selection of food. I visited most of the hides and great to see work has...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Untouched in the main. Take your time to stroll around and enjoy the wildlife this place has to offer. Excellent for clearing the mind after a hard week at work.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Wear stout shoes and pack a flask as if you want a later cuppa the cafe is likely to be shut but it is worth it for the birds.

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Not far out of Coventry this has plenty of free parking, good lunch can be enjoyed in the cafe, pleasant shop that majors on items for those interested in birds or wishing to be. There are a number of walks amongst trees and lakes, bird...More

Thank John H
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

You don't have to be a nature lover to appreciate Brandon Marsh reserve. There is a choice of walks from 20 minutes up to a couple of hours and they all have something to offer. As a bonus, the cafe serves "proper" home cooked food,...More

Thank Kenjo J
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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
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