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“Great Day Out”

Potteric Carr Nature Reserve
Ranked #10 of 52 things to do in Doncaster
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 and your family to get up close and personal with birds such as woodpeckers and kingfishers and during your wander you may also encounter mammals such as roe deer and hedgehogs. The meadows during summer are full of butterflies on the wing in comparison to a snow laden winter where you may be lucky enough to spot our overwintering bitterns - this globally threatened species a real highlight to see for any wildlife watcher.Please note that we close over the Christmas period, check our website for details. We will be open every other day of the year (weather permitting) please see are website for further details. Unfortunately dogs, horses, bike, scooters etc are unfortunately not permitted on site.
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Day Out”
Reviewed 24 June 2012

This is the flagship nature reserve for the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and is well worth a visit. Plenty to see and aimed at young children.

Visited April 2012
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great place, and right by Doncaster!”
Reviewed 22 June 2012

This is a great place to come and see birds on large reed beds and lakes. There are lots of hides to watch from, and there is always one that is quiet.

There is a cafe, with good honest grub. The hide near the cafe has bird feeders outside it, so you will definitely see the common things here. If you are more adventurous, and patient, you might see the bittern, or various waders.

Right between the M18 and Doncaster it's really easy to get to as well.

Visited June 2012
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Filey, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed 12 June 2012

Didn't know it was here until recently well worth a visit

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Chris1943
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Doncaster UK
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A great day out”
Reviewed 25 May 2012

Easy access from M18. Good carparking and bike racks. Staff very welcoming, and knowledgabe. All willing to share their enthusiasm. The small cafe did very good cakes and snacks- no need for anyone to go hungry. Picnic areas outside the cafe.
Good toilet facilities.
Good signposted tracks each hide clean well maintained. Each hide we went in had lists of things one might see.
A very enjoyable afternoon we will return.

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank lak1DoncasterUK
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Simply Beautiful”
Reviewed 8 May 2012

A beautiful place to visit even if you don't go for the bird watching.
Highly recommended.

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