Warnham Local Nature Reserve

Warnham Local Nature Reserve

Warnham Local Nature Reserve
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Friends of Warnham Local Nature Reserve is a registered charity (No. 1171924). Our aim is to ensure the conservation, protection, and improvement of Warnham Local Nature Reserve for the benefit of both the public and the wildlife. Working in close partnership with Horsham District Council who own and manage the Reserve, we: * Promote the Reserve through displays and road shows * Meet & greet visitors to the Reserve and collect permit charges * Manage the Heron’s Rest café, selling drinks and light refreshments * Raise funds for specific projects * Organize and run programmes of events at the Reserve both for the public and for our members * Host regular evening visits by groups from local youth organisations * Assist with wildlife surveys All income raised is used for the benefit of the Reserve.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Campagnolo39-53
Brighton, UK279 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
A lovely nature reserve close to Horsham town centre. Plenty of bird life at any time of year, which you can see from half a dozen hides around the reserve, as well as lizards, insects (dragonfly butterflies, damsel fly) and the odd rodent or two.
Coffee shop is very reasonably priced and volunteer staff are welcoming and helpful.
Low price to enter, as well as a low fee to get a yearly pass.
Written 2 October 2023
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Campagnolo39-53, Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and thought the entry fee, annual pass and coffee shop were good value for money and that are volunteers were helpful and welcoming. We look forward to seeing you back on the Reserve in the future.
Written 15 October 2023
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T0dW
Leatherhead, UK57 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
This is a lovely reserve with a beautiful lake and a variety of habitats around it. A lot of good work has been done in the last few years. There is a beautiful garden near the entrance. The visitors' centre (Discovery Hub) has a terrific picture window looking out over the lake. With that and the other hides along the lake you can watch for birds in comfort. We saw 27 species in a few hours. The cafe is a useful retreat for a coffee and minor snacks
Written 12 August 2023
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TOdW, Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review of the Reserve. We are pleased to hear you saw so many different species on your visit and that you found the hides comfortable to watch the wildlife from. It is pleasing to read that our hard work over the last few years has been appreciated, we are pleased with the garden and how the Discovery Hub has turned out. We look forward to seeing you at the Reserve again soon
Written 14 September 2023
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Debora hill
Mannings Heath, UK3 contributions
May 2023 • Family
It was really good fun. Worth a visit if you are in the local area. The kids had a lovely time looking at the wildlife and trying to spot birds.
Written 14 May 2023
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Trail23705504625, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear you had a great time and your kids had a lovely time searching out the wildlife that call the Reserve home. We look forward to seeing you on the Reserve again.
Written 2 June 2023
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Katie D
Brighton and Hove, UK427 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Lovely reserve, it's definitely worth a visit if you are in the area, great for fungi as well as birds
Written 9 April 2023
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Katied953, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review following your recent visit to the Reserve. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and saw lots of fungi as well as birds. We look forward to seeing you back very soon
Written 1 May 2023
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Gemma C
Horsham, UK22 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
We love Warnham nature reserve at the best of times but when we arrived today not realising they had an Easter Trail, we happily took part in what I deem to be the best Easter Trail I have ever been to. It was fun, super well organised, great instructions to follow and all on a beautiful route around the reserve. My 6 year old loved it and won a chocolate treat at the end of the trail. Their ice cream is delicious too! Thank you for a fab afternoon.
Written 8 April 2023
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683gemmac, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review after your visit. We are so pleased you enjoyed the visit and we able to take part in the Easter Trail. It is always welcome to have feedback following an event, and I will pass this on to the organisers, I'm sure they will be pleased to hear this. We have regular events at the Reserve and these are publicised at the Reserve, our website and on all our social media sites. We hope you can join us on another event soon.
Written 1 May 2023
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Becky R
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Friends
I came here the other day with my friend, both needing some fresh air and time away from the kids. The car park was full, which was GREAT news because it meant more people enjoying the sunshine and more funds for the reserve. We managed to find a space and were shocked at the entrance fee only being £3! Lovely walk, lovely cafe and lovely ladies that served "the tarts" (you'll know who we are!)
See you again soon... and no, I didn't push him in the lake.. this time 😉
Written 9 February 2023
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BeckymM97831K, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review and such a great review too. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and managed to find a space in the car park despite the good weather. The work on the over fill car park has now finished and has increased the capacity. Glad you had a lovely walk and enjoyed the sunshine and time away from the kids, though they are always welcome too. We are happy that you found our volunteers and tarts in the cafe lovely. We look forward to seeing you on the Reserve again soon.
Written 16 February 2023
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SergioR1
Eastbourne, UK288 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Beautiful nature reserve in the outskirts of Horsham. Great visitor centre with lovely views of the lake and plenty of natural history information. Good paths and hides to observe the birds. Very scenic after snowy spell with frozen lake. Cosy café but only for hot drinks & cakes. Unfortunately no sandwiches, soups etc
Written 19 December 2022
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SergioR1, Many thanks for taking the time to review our Reserve. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and found the visitor centre, paths and the hides good. The Millpond certainly does look wonderful after a dusting of snow and frost. Unfortunately due to the very small size of Herons Rest Café we are very limited in what we can provide and store. We look forward to seeing you back at the Reserve in the future.
Written 30 December 2022
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James D
Horsham, UK151 contributions
Nov 2022
I have been there many times with my grandchildren. They all love it. Now it is even better with new buildings. Seeing the water birds and insect piles and quite delightful.
Written 12 November 2022
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James D, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Reserve and for the 5 stars. We are very pleased to learn that you are a regular visitor along with your Grandchildren and that they love it too. Good to hear that you think the new Discovery Hub and hide are good too. We look forward to seeing you on the Reserve in the future.
Written 21 November 2022
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Anne W
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
We visited today for the first time in several years. We were very impressed by the recent redevelopment work; the entrance area with the wildlife garden and outdoor seating looks so attractive & welcoming, the Discovery Hub is informative & interesting and also a great place to sit & look over the Millpond as is the new adjoining birdhide.
We were pleased that the rest of the reserve is largely as it was, it's still a natural & peaceful place with easily accessible footpaths. We really enjoyed walking around , stopping off in the hides to observe the varied birdlife and reading the information boards around the site.
We brought a picnic, as we knew the cafe is limited in what it has to offer. It would have been nice to eat this sitting on one of the many benches in the reserve but food can only be eaten in the cafe or outdoor seating area which meant returning to the entrance, eating & then going off again. We do understand the reason for this rule; we would have taken any rubbish home with us but appreciate that some visitors wouldn't and as the reserve is staffed by volunteers no doubt it's not possible to have to go around emptying bins/picking up litter.
The toilets are very clean and there's ample parking so all in all for the £3 pp entrance fee the reserve is excellent value and we spent a very enjoyable 3 hours there.
Written 28 August 2022
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AnnewF4647LY, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review after your visit to the Reserve. We are pleased you like the changes that have been made around the entrance and the new Discovery Hub. Thank you for your understanding too regarding the consumption of food on the reserve. We hope it won't be too long before you are back visiting us again.
Written 26 September 2022
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TopicalSerendipity
Haywards Heath, UK200 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
A beautiful natural place on the outskirts of Horsham. Quiet walks, interesting exhibits and information stands. Worth every penny of the entrance fee.
Written 17 July 2022
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Dear Shaun D, Many thanks for your review of the Reserve. We are so pleased to hear that your enjoyed your recent visit and found the exhibits and information boards useful. Also that our entrance fee was worth the money too. We look forward to seeing you out on the Reserve very soon
Written 3 August 2022
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WARNHAM LOCAL NATURE RESERVE: Tickets, Tours & Things to Know (with Photos)

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Warnham Local Nature Reserve is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00