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Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre

Features Animals
The Common, Southampton SO15 7NN, England
+44 23 8067 1921
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they're close all the time I uess

I have been there good few times (and yes, before 3PM) and it was always closed. Also tried call... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Sunday coffee

Came here today for a coffee after a walk around the common. It was fairly busy, but we were served... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Learn about the wildlife and ecology of Southampton's open spaces at this popular outdoor nature park.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible18%
14 Oct 2017
“they're close all the time I uess”
6 Aug 2017
“Sunday coffee”
The Common, Southampton SO15 7NN, England
+44 23 8067 1921
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

I have been there good few times (and yes, before 3PM) and it was always closed. Also tried call them but never got answer. So either they are closed after summer holidays, or for good, god one knows. If anyone knows what's going on with...More

Thank samsonovicz
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Came here today for a coffee after a walk around the common. It was fairly busy, but we were served quickly regardless. The coffees were lovely and reasonably priced so happy with them. They do have a food menu here too and have a pizza...More

Thank Princess_Peach90
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The new revamped cafe with a Pizza stall is superb. A place for all the family and a wide selection of food and drinks for the whole family. You can watch the wildlife, spot things along the nature trail and you can get around easily...More

Thank gpw150
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Visited today ( 15th Dec. ) for a Xmas lunch, with approximately 30 other people. Although it was a little cramped in the restaurant it wasn't uncomfortable. The staff were very friendly, tables nicely decorated, and the food more than value for money. The restaurant...More

Thank Norman C
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Visited this afternoon Quick and friendly service Just had teas and coffees this time Only sorry I didn't have room for the apple pie which was offered!

Thank NMRJTEYoung
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Great little nature place for coffee or an ice-cream and kids love it. Local wildlife from robins to pond divers - blackberries and waterlillies. Educational plaques give ideas to look out for. This is on the site of what used to be Southampton Zoo run...More

1  Thank Jane C
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Had a fantastic Christmas lunch at The Hawthorn Centre - very well-organised, welcomed at the door, taken to our wonderful party-decorated table with a nice outlook. The waiter's impeccable service was much appreciated. Pre-chosen 4-course menu of a very good quality and all enjoyed the...More

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

I really like this place. It consists of a cafe, education room and wildlife area. The cafe is small and the staff are friendly. *They can only take payments in cash*. Food is good with a wide menu - usually go for the light bite...More

1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately the cafe doesn't take cards (which I understand as still many small businesses dont) but luckily we had some cash to buy hot drinks and teacakes. The staff were wonderful. Cleared our table quickly and brought drinks promptly. Really friendly and made a fuss...More

3  Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

Have visited here a few times with both my son and partner. It's a lovely little retreat where you can have a short walk around and see nature that's pretty much left alone to do its thing! The pond is a lovely feature where you...More

2  Thank Sarah M
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