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Attenborough Nature Centre

#1 of 1 things to do in Attenborough Features Animals
Barton Lane, Attenborough NG9 6DY, England
+44 115 972 1777
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Rubbish cafe

The reserve is lovely, free to walk round and lots of wildlife. Decided to stop for lunch having... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David A
Nottingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fabulous place, and it's FREE.

It's over 40 years since I visited Attenborough so I was very excited about going again as I had... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pat b
Seaham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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“the reserve” (36 reviews)
“bird watching” (22 reviews)
“lovely walk” (22 reviews)
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Barton Lane, Attenborough NG9 6DY, England
+44 115 972 1777
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The reserve is lovely, free to walk round and lots of wildlife. Decided to stop for lunch having not been into the cafe for some time and it was a mistake. The food and service is as bad as ever. I ordered a cheese and...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's over 40 years since I visited Attenborough so I was very excited about going again as I had looked up the website and was very impressed. My sister and I took two dogs so we couldn't go in to the cafe but we were...More

Thank Pat b
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great little place to meet up and have a little walk. It was a boiling hot day so not really much shade. Only one cafe inside the info/gift shop. Only down side was the geese poo smell and dog poo along the way. Would be...More

Thank Suzanne A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to the Nature Centre for years, a cup of tea stroll round the reservoir something to eat and more tea. This weekend we walked in to find all the table & chairs have been changed for school desk & low chairs,...More

2  Thank mmiracle2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We brought our grandson here for a pond dipping session - which was great by the way. We had a walk down to the river and then back through Attenborough village. A relaxing place to walk around. If you have the energy walk along the...More

Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming here for years, at different times of the year and there's always something to see. Today I spent time in the Sand Martin Hide - where else could you see these birds fluttering against the window, and get such close views? There...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Amazing, lovely facilities, could do with a cheaper alternative to the café as it is very over priced. All great otherwise, lovely scenery & birds.

Thank bdc22442
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome day out. Great size, location, plant life, lakes, wildlife, paths and visitor centre. You can spend hours walking round here. Some great photo opportunities. I highly recommend visiting this nature reserve.

Thank Kenny M
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Paid £3 for parking. After that it was free to walk round. Lovely resturant where we had cake and coffee and later returned to for lunch. Excellent service and food. Lovely surroundings. Walked for a good three hours and though the car park was busy...More

Thank EssexBetty64
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely walk, enjoyed the scenery and was impressed with the range of habitats attracting thousands of birds. Main paths are suitable for buggies and wheelchairs, as well as walkers and cyclists. Nature Centre has good facilities, and the sit down for tea and...More

Thank Nigel_Guisborough
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Is the attenborough nature reserve dog friendly?
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