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Attenborough Nature Centre

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Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Nature at its best

Sunny Saturday for my visit. The new sand martin hide was interesting, saw Lapwings and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Great place to have a back to nature walk

I've been going here for a good few years. The car park is easy to get to but it is down a single... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
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  • Poor4%
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“lovely walk”(24 reviews)
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Barton Lane, Attenborough NG9 6DY, England
+44 115 972 1777
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunny Saturday for my visit. The new sand martin hide was interesting, saw Lapwings and the Egyptian geese. Walked over the bridge towards the river. Beautiful scenery. Well maintained site, very busy, worth a visit if you have not been before. Cafe overpriced but there...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going here for a good few years. The car park is easy to get to but it is down a single track lane but it does have passing places. There is lots of wildlife about. The gift shop if reasonably priced but the...More

1  Thank RDH1974
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived in Beeston and Attenborough for 16 years, the beautiful reserve and cafe have been a much loved resource over the years. Whilst the reserve is still as wonderful as ever, the same cannot be said of the cafe. Noticeably over the past few...More

1  Thank alfacat2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This venue certainly needs maps/satellite viewing before setting off, with good satnav and/or maps to assist with finding it. Long Eaton has changed a great deal over recent years. The scale of these changes has not helped with locating the white on brown signs which...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited here, car parking is £3 for the day (donation) and there are some lovely walks. Lots of birds, ducks, and other wildlife that you can see, photograph and just appreciate nature at its best. Nice cafe, adequate menu, nice food and nice...More

Thank Ian1200
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to walk and look for birds butterfly plants. Would brought my dog she would have enjoyed.

Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a walk around the reserve and it is a lovely tranquil peaceful place. We were staying at the hotel next to the reserve so had a evening stroll around the reserve. Was lovely to hear and see all the wildlife on the reserve...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Went back for the first time in a while. It was good to get some advice about buying binoculars in the centre and. Really enjoyed doing the 'Kingfisher' walk, very varied scenery, including the river. Actually saw two kingfishers ... a real treat!

Thank Graham J
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Better off parking in the NG9 5AJ area and following a sign across the railway line and into the reserve.You have 2 choices at this point,turn right and follow the path that parallels the railway and bends left via ponds to the nature centre or...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

First time this year for a visit and were some what surprised to be charged £3 for parking as the last time I visited it was only £1. The cafe looked run down and the toilets shabby and in need of decoration, a distinct lack...More

2  Thank Robin R
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6 May 2018|
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Response from Rob N | Reviewed this property |
I think so, it’s a very nice walk round the lakes with lots of opportunities to see wildlife
4 February 2016|
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Response from n0rkin | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash, they are not allowed in the visitor centre and cafe but if you walk along the river to Beeston marina you will receive a warm welcome at Steve's cafe and bar where there is... More