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Brockholes Nature Reserve

#5 of 63 things to do in Preston Features Animals
Preston New Road | Juction 31 M6 Motorway, Preston PR5 0AG, England
+44 1772 872000
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Great Wildlife​

We arrived in the car park ( pay parking​ ) did not notice you pay when you leave, the sign was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Allen P
,
Bolton, United Kingdom
via mobile
More than just a nature reserve.

I was lucky enough to have had three days here as part of a conference so would recomend it for... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Simon N
,
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Preston New Road | Juction 31 M6 Motorway, Preston PR5 0AG, England
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+44 1772 872000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived in the car park ( pay parking​ ) did not notice you pay when you leave, the sign was behind the machine, it gave me 1 hour ticket auto print, a member of staff told me when we leave the machine works​ out...More

Thank Allen P
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was lucky enough to have had three days here as part of a conference so would recomend it for this type of event. Its a great site to visit for wildlife enthusiasts and for those who just enjoy being outside. Just off the M6...More

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Thank Simon N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From 5 star to 2 star... I'm changing my review because of there silly rules... I forgot to pay my parking,yes my fault...,and I got a very unreasonable fine,and after contacting them about it,they told me tough,I told them how much money I spent there,which...More

1  Thank dave19691984
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice venue. Staff very willing. Not accessible other than by car or taxi, even when staying at the MAcDonald hotel next door! Drinks inexpensive.

Thank 675lindseym
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was attending a friends wedding and the first time I had been and the placecwas beautiful with great views and lovely food! A good time had by all.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here in the evening with friends for a wedding reception and was amazed by the outstanding beauty of the venue. Absolutely amazing. I want to go back and visit during the day. There's a car park which charges (not when attending a wedding...More

Thank JJMac1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brockholes is a lovely place to take the kids for a day out. We've visited several times in the last month or so and enjoyed it with and without the children. I like to spend time photographing the wildlife and scenery and there are plenty...More

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1  Thank Gemma E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I attended Brockholes for a wedding, and it was wonderful! The venue was decorated well, in keeping with the nature around, and the windows in the room let loads of light in and you could see out across the water. The staff were helpful and...More

1  Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love it here and come frequently. The cafe can feel slightly over priced but I always feel it subsidises the nature reserve as there's no charge other than parking which is reasonably priced. Eating, sat millimetres from the water is just magical. The adventure...More

2  Thank Mrs H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited 7/5/17 with my husband and 3 year old son. We all had a great time exploring the absolutely huge site. There's lots of beautiful parkland, wetlands and a nice little play area (though please fix the baby swings!). We spent a few hours here...More

2  Thank LittleLaroo
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HaloNorthwest
What time is best to see hares at the reserve please? Thanks ☺
17 April 2017|
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Response from Brockholes | Property representative |
Early mornings and later on in the afternoon tend to be the best times. Just call into our Welcome Centre when visit and our friendly team of Volunteers will give you loads of advice on where to spot them.
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Lianne F
Is this a good place to see a starling murmation? Thanks
26 February 2017|
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Response from James B | Reviewed this property |
i have spent a few late afternoons here looking for the bittern but I have no seen any large starling gatherings
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jpobrien1
hi,are there any kingfishers on the reserve please ?
13 December 2016|
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Response from valerie b | Reviewed this property |
Hi ....There are indeed kingfishers here. Down by then riverbank is a good place and also by the café,look out the café window,they perch on a branch there looking to fish.
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