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Natural Surroundings

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Address: Bayfield Estate, Holt NR25 7JN, England
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+44 1263 711091

A very special Wildlife Garden, Café, Nursery and Nature Reserve tucked...

A very special Wildlife Garden, Café, Nursery and Nature Reserve tucked away in the magical Glaven Valley. Re-opened for 2011 under new, friendly ownership. A wonderful place for families, a peaceful, inspiring place for everyone.Old and new friends will find a warm welcome our Little Café in the Woods, offering home-made soup and cakes, teas and snacks and freshly-brewed top quality coffee.Nature trails and activities for all the family, an unusual and interesting shop and a unique range of wild flower and cottage garden plants for sale. Free entrance to Café and shop, small charge for grounds and reserve. Find us just south of Glandford, our brown signs say 'Wildflower Centre'.

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Lovely place

This is a lovely place to go for a coffee & a cake with friends or take your grandchildren. The staff are lovely and there is a camera on a bird table so the birds can be seen... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to go for a coffee & a cake with friends or take your grandchildren. The staff are lovely and there is a camera on a bird table so the birds can be seen close up. There are little animals for the children to see and there is a nice walk. There are plants and souvenirs... More 

Thank HarleyFansMidlands
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't believe I have never visited this place before. From the moment we walked down the path until the moment we left, the welcome and warmth was top class ! This place has such a chilled out atmosphere, just a fantastic place to be. We ate lunch at the cafe which was absolutely delicious. I can highly recommend the... More 

Thank AJL1971
Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Such a delightful place to visit. The gardens are peaceful and the bird watching hide gave me the opportunity to observe the local birds and river. The little harvest mice they have were just so adorable. Had lunch in the cafe which was wonderful, the soup was delicious and good value. Good choice of plants to buy, staff helpful and... More 

1 Thank tvesmitho2017
Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Set in a lovely old woodland carpeted with spring flowers. Peaceful and the perfect place to linger and make a purchase or two.

1 Thank E Paul R
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Beautiful location, stunning scenery, wild flower nursery and a cafe with home cooked food, what more could you want, oh apart from the gorgeous little harvest mice, knowledgable friendly staff, birds singing butterflies and bees and progressive gardens and a well stocked shop with bird food, wild flower seeds, cards.........

1 Thank Debweb18
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We've been here a number of times over the years and just love it. It feels like a secret place, but one you want to share with people who would appreciate it. I did a four and a half hour round trip drive earlier in the year to bring a friend here for a few hours. It really changes through... More 

1 Thank dubdog
Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We love this place, though limited, the food is wholesome. Whilst eating one is mesmerized by the beautiful birds feeding from the bird feeders. The gardens and nursery are full of natures beauty.

Thank 103Sara
St Albans, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Loved this place and spent a fortune on wild flowers. Taken all our visitors and they have also fallen in love with the place. A peaceful haven with a great cafe. What is there not to love

Thank Heather S
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59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We made a detour to this to avoid a busy Holt and were so pleased we did! Surroundings You really are in the woods on the edge of a reserve and next to lots of rather nice wild flower etc. plants! We are planning to visit again to walk round the reserve and do the bird walk (to see birds... More 

Thank KaosChap
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122 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We called in here just on the off chance, while driving past on our back from the coast. We never researched it, but we fancied a cuppa so tried our luck. What we found was like a secret hidden garden, which was absolutely beautiful. Firstly the café has really scrummy cakes and savouries and a proper pot of tea, including... More 

Thank mgsDoncaster

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