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Potteric Carr Nature Reserve

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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Great little nature reserve which we are blessed to live not too far away from. Always different... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
First (sampling) visit.

As it was early Feb.; this was a brief visit - with 9 yr. old grand-daughter - to see what the... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2019
Sheffield, South Yorks.
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Nature paths suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs will wind you around a stunning, safe wetland habitat littered with pockets of woodland and wildflower meadows, and a cracking cafe is a great place for you recharge with friends. Hides allow you...more
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Potteric Carr Nature Reserve Mallard Way, Doncaster DN4 8DB, England
+44 1302 325736
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All reviews yorkshire wildlife marsh harrier roe bird watchers non members local wildlife few hours lakeside shopping peaceful walk bacon sandwich lovely afternoon excellent cafe entry fee lovely place family ticket car park value for money
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this nature reserve recently. Well set out and managed except for a ditch/drain just before getting to reserve Centre which was full of litter, having seen none at all at far away walks. Very long wait for a sandwich when not v busy....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little nature reserve which we are blessed to live not too far away from. Always different things to see on each visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 February 2019

As it was early Feb.; this was a brief visit - with 9 yr. old grand-daughter - to see what the venue had to offer. It was only mid-morning on a fairly cold Sunday but nevertheless the car park was nearly full (a good sign)....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

My first visit to this huge wildlife haven, and it won’t be the last. There is just about every habitat for an inland reserve that you could possibly want, the walk I did today took me 5 hours and I’m sure there was more to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

My first bike ride of 2019. 11.1 miles with my mate from Bessacarr via Amazon, Wadworth & Potterick Carr cafe. I won’t recommend them because there was a nasty grumpy woman behind the food counter who was very rude to my mate. He asked for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

We called here on a very cold and frosty morning. We had a mug of tea in the excellent cafe before we set out into the reserve. Potteric Carr is a well managed nature reserve with various walks and hides to see the birds and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

I just love this place , we came here yesterday and started with coffee and toast for elevensis . It was Halloween and there were lots of children in thier fancy dress having the time of thier lives . We had a good stroll round...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Carole A
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Improved cafe facilities in visitor centre. Hides are well worth visiting. Lots of work being done on reed bank management. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dotives
Reviewed 21 October 2018

As a youngster I used to come down to Potteric Carr,now fifty years later I paid it another visit.It was like time stood still,with so much to see,it brought back all those fabulous memories of old.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank freddiedoncaster
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Ended up here as our original plans had been postponed and so pleased we did. Staff are fabulous, really friendly and helpful. £4.50 to get in and a huge site with many hides. Fabulous visitors centre with a great cafe serving freshly cooked food. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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2 June 2018|
Response from Heather P | Reviewed this property |
I think it is about £4 but free if you are a member of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. I am a member of Notts Wildlife Trust and also get in free.
Pat J
24 February 2018|
Response from KGU112 | Reviewed this property |
No they are not allowed due to all the wildlife