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Brockholes Nature Reserve

Blackburn, Blackburn with Darwen

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Brockholes Nature Reserve

Blackburn, Blackburn with Darwen

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R
22 December 2019

We went to breakfast with Santa today and it was absolutely perfect! As regular visitors I knew it would be great but it was better than I ever imagined. The Santa was absolutely wonderful he made my boys so happy and made me feel quite emotional he was so lovely. Beautiful place to visit Christmas or not. The food is also fantastic. It’s my favourite place to come to. More...

C
17 December 2019

Check the website first!!!! I didnt and had paid for parking before i realised the floating restaurant was closed for a private function. Anyway is closed more over the winter. Plenty of parking and not too exhorbitant. Walks round the lakes. Found 1 hide. Think there may be another. More...

R
17 December 2019

Beautiful place to walk around and lovely café

J
17 December 2019

Brockholes usually gets 5 stars from us, however, today, despite being open until 4pm they were packing away the food at 2. 30. very little choice after this time. Otherwise, a great venue. More...

I
17 December 2019

Enjoyable and relaxing. Great views, paths and places to sit. Interesting shop with friendly staff and a few unususl bits and bobs. Worth a visit if you've never been and you like nature reserves.Also, car parking costs contribute to keeping the place going. More...

G
14 December 2019

We took our 3 boys to visit Father Christmas here today. What a lovely experience they had! Father Christmas was amazing, he spent a long time chatting to the boys and made them feel like he really cared about them. They had such a lovely conversation. They were so pleased with the gifts they received. Thank you Brockholes! Would highly recommend. More...

P
10 December 2019

Excellent nature park. Lots of wildlife to see and a good circular route around the reserve.

C
10 December 2019

Our first visit and it won't be our last did not know what to expect but it surpassed all expectations brilliant

L
10 December 2019

We went on the brilliant post a letter to santa trail. Great fun. Also saw him in his grotto (booking needed). Lovely experience in a stunning country park.

L
3 December 2019

Had a good day with 3 grandchildren my son and daughter.Everyone had fun.The prices in the cafe are high and service is slow with a need of training for some assistants.

D
30 November 2019

Lovely setting!

R
27 November 2019

Great place for the kids to run and play, rain or shine. Good play area, and lots of muddy puddles to jump in. I believe that it's good for bird watching too....

J
22 November 2019

Amazing place for all the family.

P
21 November 2019

Brilliant nature reserve, good place for watching the amazing patterns formed by starlings before they roost for the night

C
21 November 2019

Nice place for a walk with the kids. The only downside I find with Brockholes is it's not necessarily a quiet walk since it runs right next to the M6. Other than that it is a nice walk around the sight. More...

D
21 November 2019

Freakin beautiful

K
21 November 2019

Lovey venue, staff and views.

I
21 November 2019

Amazing place ❤

A
17 November 2019

Fantastic place, lots to do for children and adults.

D
14 November 2019

I worked here as a wedding DJ, nightmare for loading in, but what a great place to host your wedding

J
14 November 2019

My son's favourite place to visit.

C
14 November 2019

Great place and lots of activities and events for kids too.

F
14 November 2019

Very nice walk in the nature. Loved the cafe over the water.

R
14 November 2019

Enjoyed a nice walk here. Will return when the weather is more clement.

M
7 November 2019

Great few hours with a 6 yo. Had fun completing the Halloween trail, burnt off some energy on the play area and had a nice lunch. Just £5 to park all day.

A
31 October 2019

Reasonably accessible from the M6 / A59 junction 31. Plenty of parking available. Bit pricey parking if your host doesn't pay for it though. The floating conference centre is interesting, surprisingly quiet considering its proximity to the motorway, really nice when the sun shone too. The catering was fine for the event attended. More...

K
31 October 2019

Lovely little place to take the children for a walk and get them out of the house, shame about the door-hinges that park outside of the entrance blocking half of the road to avoid a tiny car park charge considering its free to enter.

D
31 October 2019

Lovely nature reserve

N
31 October 2019

Beautiful place.

N
28 October 2019

I love this place beautiful scenery and good facilities for visitors.. Thanks

I
28 October 2019

Excellent venue for a company away day

J
28 October 2019

Brilliant place to take young kids. Great out door play park.Lots of nature trails Nice cafeParking 5 pound for the full day.

C
28 October 2019

Lovely walk next too the river ribble approx 8 miles good views and a cafe which has loads of benches. and seating outside for ramblers and loos

J
28 October 2019

Great scenery with wildlife all around you lots of walking, great park for the kids. Good views in the floating village with nice snacks and drinks after your long walk. I would recommend this wildlife centre to everyone at any age. More...

M
28 October 2019

We entered Brockholes and almost immediately we spotted deer, this was before we reached the car park, we saw four but may have been more. We parked up and went for a walk spotting a couple of kestrels the something large landed in a pond not sure what sort of bird but the ducks were making a lot of noise, we ended up in the cafe were we spotted a kingfisher and two buzzards the only criticism I could make would be it shuts at eight. More...

J
28 October 2019

Wonderful place for a wander. Very nice facilities on floating building

G
28 October 2019

Amazing place when the suns out, lovely walk and good play area especially for over 6's

A
28 October 2019

Piece of peace

L
28 October 2019

Close 4/5 miles to Preston . You can take a taxi for 10£. I was there for a yoga conference organised by IYN.

D
28 October 2019

Lovely honey show! Lancashire and North West beekeepers association honey show was fantastic!

P
28 October 2019

Easy to find off M6. Ample parking. Stone paths through nature reserve. Great floating restaurant and shops. Excellent gruffalo trail. Find the animals. Whilst we were there we went to the reptile exhibition. Awesome. Well worth a visit. More...

P
28 October 2019

Halloween trail brilliant. Choice of easy with a pram or more difficult. Good fun looking for the symbols with a 7& 8 year old. Also a bonus to see when we visited, snakes & reptiles. Such a friendly group of snake owners letting children young & old touch or hold snakes, wonderful. A great cafe, a reasonably priced gift shop. We will certainly be back! More...

J
28 October 2019

Good job it floats never seen rain like it

J
28 October 2019

Great day out up close with wildlife

K
28 October 2019

Nice walk and relaxing along river

E
28 September 2019

Amazing and calm place to visit

M
24 September 2019

Great nature reserve, lovely walks. Food abd refreshments available at the center at reasonable prices. Great play area fot the children. Recommended for a family day out.

H
22 September 2019

A fab day out especially when the weather is good and free too. Just pay for parking!!

A
22 September 2019

Fantastic day out.Great play area for children.

C
22 September 2019

Very clean and well kept. Lots to do with the children

A
22 September 2019

Amazing for days out! Although the car park is about £5 per visit, it's well worth it. Also, they have some amazing events to attend. Keep an eye out on there website.

R
22 September 2019

Great out door. Plenty of areas to discover. You can have long walk, cycling, children play area, picnic and even just relax for few hours.

S
22 September 2019

Lovely spot, lots of good walks and places for kids to play

S
22 September 2019

Great for ice cream whiles doing the guild wheel

T
22 September 2019

Beautiful day, got there by bike very enjoyable experience,

P
22 September 2019

Really good

P
15 September 2019

Great breakfast & wonderful views. Lovely way to spend a Sunday morning

K
15 September 2019

Very very nice place in Preston.

C
15 September 2019

Fantastic place for walking little one loves it enjoys the park and picnic and very peaceful

S
15 September 2019

Love it here!

V
15 September 2019

Fantastic, so much for the whole family :)

M
15 September 2019

First time here but I'll definitely come back

L
15 September 2019

Nature Tots is great for little ones

M
15 September 2019

Lovely and unspoilt. A must for nature enthusiasts and those with kids.

E
15 September 2019

Lovely nature reserve

S
8 September 2019

Interesting place and well presented. Enjoy.

H
8 September 2019

Beautiful place to sit and relax, take in the scenery and take a nice relaxing walk.

B
8 September 2019

A unique place for people into nature!

L
8 September 2019

Really lovely day out. Cafe was lovely and well priced

F
8 September 2019

good

G
8 September 2019

Great afternoon walking about

J
8 September 2019

Beautiful.place

D
8 September 2019

Good

M
8 September 2019

Love this place. Great for a walk or an afternoon with the kids. The parking fees are worth it and the staff are kind and helpful.

L
8 September 2019

Brilliant place, great walks.

A
8 September 2019

Such a chilled out place to go for a walk. Lovely staff and very good food also.

G
8 September 2019

Great day out for the whole family, food at reasonable cost and beautiful forest walk, with play area for children, and quizzes for children.

P
1 September 2019

First time we've visited. Definately won't be the last. We did the 2 hr Forest School activity and it was great value for money. My 6 year old daughter loved it. Especially making a Viking medallion!The excellent playground(s) were a bonus we didn't expect as well. Fortunately she's just big enough for the activity ropes and big slide. More...

J
1 September 2019

Took 2 kids (6 & 9). Loved it. They jst happy running around outdoors. Av activities for kids but av to pre book. Nice cafe wiv lovely food & views.

J
1 September 2019

Good family

L
1 September 2019

Lovely nature reserve

D
1 September 2019

This place is fantastic for the kids and adults who like nature walks that are not strenuous as it's all flat walking . Good activities for the kids with a play park and challenges which you can purchase from the main office . At the time we went the parking is £5 for the whole day and entry to the reserve is free . There is a restaurant , toilets , gift shop , information centre on the amazing floating vistor village which has to be seen .. The wildlife there is pretty good with plenty of birds to see and we even saw a deer ! Overall not a huge trek like I'm used to doing but I found it very relaxing and stress free . More...

J
1 September 2019

Wonderful nature reserve. Always something to see.

J
1 September 2019

Nice wildlife

S
1 September 2019

Great place .

C
1 September 2019

A real treat

J
1 September 2019

Nice strolling area - with a unique 'floating' cafe for coffee and cakes.

R
1 September 2019

Visited here and had afternoon tea in the onsite restaurant today. The food was excellent and the service very good. Would definitely recommend.

F
29 August 2019

A fantastic place for all the family with plenty of things to do... and nature in abundance

J
29 August 2019

Lots of walks around this reserve but short and long. Great on a nice summers day.Parking is a little pricey at a flat £5 - especially if you only want to visit for an hour on a lunch hour.

S
29 August 2019

Pleasant surroundings, food prices fair and staff helpful and friendly WILL COME AGAIN

D
29 August 2019

Fascinating place

A
29 August 2019

تحفة

M
29 August 2019

Great Location

I
29 August 2019

Lovely walk

F
29 August 2019

Excellent for viewing wildlife and children's play area

W
29 August 2019

Brilliant day out with Grandkids!

N
29 August 2019

It's a great day

J
29 August 2019

Picturesque and casual walks

M
29 August 2019

This nature reserve has a floating cafe which is interesting in itself.I cycled there within a group from a local park in Preston. Mostly off road , on part of the guild wheel. Large areas for children to run round & explore but no dogs allowed because of the wild life.But to be sure check the web site. More...

A
29 August 2019

Stunning nature reserve with lots to see and floating Cafe and visitors centre.

P
29 August 2019

Chill time with views of nature, and the floating buildings

E
29 August 2019

Lovely place, can easily spend a full day here with the family. Will definitely return

C
29 August 2019

Really nice nature reserve.

V
29 August 2019

Great family day out, lovely cafe and the ice cream stall is very popular - big queues though! Lots for children to do. The play area caters for children of all ages and the den area was just great. My only gripe with the place is the cost of parking, at £5 a day in summer I think it's expensive, especially for Lancashire WIldlife Trust members. More...

L
29 August 2019

Fantastic day out

N
29 August 2019

Nice walk around the Marsh Lane. It's good place to chill then go for a brew in the cafe. Car park is pay and display.

A
29 August 2019

Stunning place a real hidden gem!

A
29 August 2019

Lovely place for a walk and a picnic but the signage on the walk could have been better.

S
29 August 2019

A brilliant morning pond dipping and afternoon playing in the park. Lovely ice creams and a cafe. Eco friendly toilets and plenty of available and knowledgeable staff. Always so much to do. Car parking is a fiver but it goes back into the reserve and we could easily spend all day here. More...

S
29 August 2019

Fun place to go and good food in the restaurant

C
29 August 2019

Beautiful walk and wildlife

G
29 August 2019

This is a great place to spend your day. Nice walks or ride your bike. They have a play area for the kids. Some place to sit and relax or even look at the wildlife. There's a coffee shop if your hungry. Definitely recommend everyone to check this place out. More...

A
29 August 2019

Great reserve. Lots of kids friendly trails. Catch a good day to turn up.

C
29 August 2019

Kids loved it. Big play area and great walks. Saw tons of butterfly's and dragonflies

D
29 August 2019

Love it here use it to meet family as we all live in different directions

S
29 August 2019

Lovely day. Helpful staff well run

D
29 August 2019

A very nice place to visit. The parking is £5. Apart from that you don't have to pay anything else unless you buy food.

E
29 August 2019

Brilliant day out, for kids and adults alike.

R
29 August 2019

A true oasis of calm and tranquility just off the M6!!!!!! Plenty of things to see along with a rather large kids outdoor play area.

V
29 August 2019

Lovely way to spend a few hours. Lots for the children to look at and the play area was very good. Will definitely go again

F
29 August 2019

Really really enjoyed

M
29 August 2019

Fantastic place for a walk, especially if dry - lovely cafe on the lake. You have to pay to park, it is vehicle recognition - loved my walks here - full of memories.....saw my first wild deer here.

P
29 August 2019

Fab day out. Great playground and lovely outdoor places

M
29 August 2019

Great for kids. Pretty good for adults.

M
29 August 2019

Good for an unusual break off M6. Pay for parking but goes toward wildlife trust..

A
29 August 2019

Great place, good walks, top quality playground and fab cafe!

A
29 August 2019

Always enjoy going here and on this occasion took family. Such a brill setting for lunch, managed to get a deal off groupon so cheap and lots of choice.

G
29 August 2019

Great place to explore

C
29 August 2019

Excellent had a wonderful afternoon

E
29 August 2019

Love this place so do my kid's

R
29 August 2019

Lovely day out! Always have little hunts for children. The childrens park is nice and the cafe overlooking the lake is beautiful. It's quite expensive to eat and drink but you could take a picnic. In the peak periods car parking is £5. More...

Q
29 August 2019

Good place for day out

M
29 August 2019

Great place for walking, cycling, birdwatching and wildlife. Family friendly.

N
29 August 2019

Great clean facilities, you can see a lot of money has been spent on it, we saw ospreys, kestrels, a heron, dragon flies and your usual wetland type birds. Around the visitors centre is nice and quiet but there is no getting away from the noise of the M6 on the trails. More...

J
29 August 2019

Perfect walks for the whole family we love it here

A
19 August 2019

Fabulous place to see nature all year round. Good for children and grown ups of all ages. Great cafe, excellent food. Good to sit on the balcony with a brew and a cake watching the life on the lake. Perfect day out.

C
16 August 2019

I loved it! It was brill! It was beautiful scenery

T
9 August 2019

Great views and nicely set up buildings.

C
8 August 2019

once again a great little day out making memories with my boys.. we love coming here & completing the challenges. We did the Xplorer one today ☺️☺️.. Wheelchair & pram friendly

T
28 July 2019

Amazing place so beautiful the nature there is just incredible if your lucky you might see a deer or even a kingfisher at the river it's so amazing and go every Monday with my group I would highly recommend it fun for all ages young to old and also has a park.

M
27 July 2019

Absolutely awesome place. Loved it. Walks and caffee and the little shop with loads of interesting stuff in. Highly recomended.

A
27 July 2019

We had a lovely visit despite the weather being far far to hot. We plan to pay another visit when the weather is better and cooler.

S
26 July 2019

Another great visit did the free midweek meander, very informative from the ranger who lead it.

A
24 July 2019

Mozna pospacerowac, polowic rybki, zrobic grilla, odpoczac, zjesc

W
24 July 2019

love it scenic

K
23 July 2019

Great day out kids have had a fab time

T
23 July 2019

Lovely place, woods, river and shallow still water, birds, mammals and invertebrates a plenty. Always a hum from M6 however, but lovely visitors centre

A
23 July 2019

Lovely day out , good walks and play area for children. Also has a visitors centre with information pod on how the reserve was built (it floats) , cafe for food and drinks. You have to pay for parking but only £3 for the day More...

G
23 July 2019

Great day out, good play area, good food in the cafe and lots for the kids to do.

R
23 July 2019

Fantastic nature walks and a welcome ice cream or coffee at the end

D
23 July 2019

Great free day out however the parking is £5 it's definitely worth it.

D
23 July 2019

Interesting place to visit a floating cafe

H
16 July 2019

Lovely place for a coffee

S
16 July 2019

To visit Brockholes has been something I wanted to do for quite some time, but have been unable due to health matters, this year I hope I shall be able to take in a viewing. After which I shall post my review. More...

E
16 July 2019

Beautiful scenery, the floating village is great too

I
16 July 2019

Brilliant place to relax n enjoy nature's best

M
16 July 2019

We have passed the sign for Brockholes hundreds of times and never stopped. I'm so glad that we did today. What a beautiful place, plenty of trails to explore plus a fabulous adventure playground and lots of wildlife to spot makes it fun the kids as well as the grownups. We didn't stop on the cafe but did sit on the pontoon and have an ice cream whilst watching the heron and dragonflies. No changing places toilet so loses a star from us as we couldn't spend long there. More...

N
16 July 2019

fab playground, great food, lovely green walk

S
16 July 2019

I arrived at 6am and spotted deer and hares straight away. Herons and swans on the river with a few ducks. The birds on the lakes was a bit of a let down; dozens of coots and swans, a few common tern, a family of great crested grebe, and nothing else worth mentioning. Plenty of; damsel and dragon flies, butterflies.Plenty to see for the wildlife/bird enthusiast. My advice; get there as soon as the gates are open as a lot of the wildlife disappears when the visitors arrive More...

R
16 July 2019

Great place, lots of flowers, insects, birds and other nature to see. Has an extensive playpark for kids too. The visitors centre has good interpretation and helpful staff. The cafe is good as well. Recommend a visit if you live nearby or travelling on the M6 and looking for a stopping point. More...

K
16 July 2019

Fantastic place

G
12 July 2019

I love this place, so beautiful and where we got married

J
9 July 2019

Wonderful place and a great visitor attraction. Paths are all accessable to wheelchair users and buggies. Lots for all the family to learn about.

P
9 July 2019

Great nature reserve. Loved the visitor centre. Pity the M6 is so loud.

G
9 July 2019

Amazing day out. Can't wait to get back next time...

K
9 July 2019

مكان هادى وجميل

M
9 July 2019

Lots of walking

D
9 July 2019

Great morning or afternoon getting back to nature with some good stuff for the kids to do.

C
2 July 2019

Beautiful place. Went here for a friend's wedding - it was the perfect venue!

S
2 July 2019

Great place to go with the family. Good place foe the kid's to play.

D
30 June 2019

Lovely.

S
30 June 2019

Great place to see nature. Staff were helpful

S
30 June 2019

Fab natural place if you like birds and other wildlife, watch out for the dragon flies!!

A
30 June 2019

Beautiful location for a meeting. Fantastic alternative to traditional hotels etc. Can't vouch for the family day out capabilities of the location, but having a meeting in a room floating on a pontoon at water level with a wall of glass, and fantastic acoustics was really lovely.

P
30 June 2019

Nice wild life place lots of birds

T
30 June 2019

Amazing

M
30 June 2019

Fab place x

S
30 June 2019

Brilliant place to come for a nice day out walking. Very good when I saw a deer and its baby.

L
30 June 2019

Beautiful wedding there

R
30 June 2019

Perfect for a family day out. Can be boring at times when closed.

A
30 June 2019

Great for a easy walk

J
30 June 2019

Worth the £5 parking fee.

J
30 June 2019

Great for an afternoon walk and lunch was worth every penny even though the service was very very slow

A
30 June 2019

Great location

J
30 June 2019

Brilliant place !

R
30 June 2019

Living most of my life in and around Preston this is one place I've never visited up until recently. It is a great place to have a nice walk and integrate with wildlife also informal for the kids too. We had a bite to eat in the cafe and was very pleased with what was available and not too pricey. Would reccomend anyone to at least have a look around and get with nature. More...

M
30 June 2019

Lovely hidden gem

A
30 June 2019

We had our wedding at Brockholes earlier this month and it was a truly amazing day, everything was taken care of and the team at Brockholes are all exceptional. From when we first visited one of their "open evenings" right through to the day itself, the team could not be more accommodating, helpful and generally lovely. The value for money is incredible, considering what you get and it worked out far cheaper than some of the other (supposedly more upmarket) venues were offering. We opted for the BBQ instead of sit-down meal and it was fantastic food, we received so many compliments on the quality of the food! Cannot thank Brockholes enough, they organised a perfect day and I recommend them to anyone. More...

M
30 June 2019

Explore and have fun with all the Family

D
30 June 2019

Beautiful reserve and lovely walks

A
30 June 2019

Love it opened to everyone beautiful nature

G
30 June 2019

Just great place for family to unwind

K
30 June 2019

Lovely walk

P
30 June 2019

Lovely place to just walk and chill unfortunately we went on the wettest day of the year but on a nice day it would be a different experience there is a no dog policy if you intend to go.

S
30 June 2019

One of my favourite places, relaxing, cafe next to the water,

T
30 June 2019

Came her for a friends wedding. Lovely settling with a large floating function room with a bar and a beautiful view.

S
30 June 2019

Plenty for the kids to do in beautiful surroundings.

S
30 June 2019

The grandchildren loved it and its free just pay for parking a beautiful area to explore crooks n crannies treasure trails park area picnic areas just woderful . A must if you have'nt been . Atmospheric with delight and adventure. The staff so helpful shops cafe with good food . I highly reccomend it . More...

J
30 June 2019

Despite being just off the motorway there is an air of peace there. Lovely walks and a nice restaurant. Perfect for families.

S
30 June 2019

Great place to walk round

P
30 June 2019

Excellent afternoon tea out in the sunshine which includes free parking (normally £5)

A
30 May 2019

Got to pay for parking but a lovely large site and play area you can stay here all day. Visitor centre and shop worth a visit, on a floating platform on the water. Cafe does good food at a reasonable price. More...

T
30 May 2019

Very well presented nature reserve formed from an old extrapolation site. There is an interesting visitors centre with various shops which floats in one of the pools. The restaurant windows look out over the pools with various migratory birds to view. There also short walking trails which are well marked up. More...

C
30 May 2019

Great place to go to not only visit nature but have a lovely time. Only thing is the restaurant is on the slightly pricey side and when we went on a very hot day, the ice cream hut outside was closed. But bring a picnic, park for the kids. Look on their website for different activities, fairs and events. More...

C
30 May 2019

Beautiful place to explore and has lots of hidden area within the woodlands that are a must see. It's a good place to take the kids as there is a big park and obstacle course as well as lots of walking trails. Plenty of wildlife to see around Brockholes too, including deer and many differernt types of birds. More...

J
30 May 2019

Love taking my grandson to nature tots.

W
30 May 2019

Lovely place. Bad coffee!!

T
30 May 2019

Wonderful grounds and lake made for a great day.

A
30 May 2019

Beautiful, quiet and peaceful

A
30 May 2019

Afternoon tea on Groupon offer in the cafe overlooking the wetland s. Calm and peaceful setting. Shame it was raining as we weren't able to see everything Brockholes has to offer. Will visit again when the weather improves. More...

G
30 May 2019

Brilliant for kids and Grown ups.

M
30 May 2019

Nice place for a wander. Good little cafe. Interesting building.

M
30 May 2019

. Plenty to see and a great way to explore

P
30 May 2019

Great family day out

L
30 May 2019

Brilliant place for relaxing walks. Excellent for families.

P
30 May 2019

Superb

K
30 May 2019

it's a lovely quite place to have a nice walk and have something to eat there and you can have a look at the birds

E
30 May 2019

Lovley place to go for a stroll around, can also grab a bite to eat and a Lovley coffee in their floating Caffè

S
30 May 2019

Really good day lovely walks and the wildlife is a joy to see .

J
30 May 2019

Great location. Stop for a coffee and cake.

W
30 May 2019

Lovely, very peaceful

A
30 May 2019

Great day out still not seen everything so will be going back

P
30 May 2019

Peaceful, tranquil, serene

G
30 May 2019

Plenty of options for different walking routes. I struggle to walk sometimes and found the path to be flat most the way round. Only 2 very very slight inclines which were ok...ok for prams.....mobility scooters seen while I was there too. Saw deer, baby hares, geese, birds etc Cafe was ok. Bit expensive but as money goes back into the reserve it's not too bad. Kids loved the chips and had ham sandwiches. To save money take snacks for kids as is £1.00 per choc bar in cafe. Nice staff everywhere. Really helpful . Arts and crafts for kids at £2.00. Would recommend for quality family time if you are on a budget. Spend £5.00 on car park then that's it if take own lunch, drinks etc. More...

G
30 May 2019

Lovely walk, pram friendly

A
30 May 2019

Had a lovely lunch in the café. Staff always polite and friendly. Definitely returning soon.

A
30 May 2019

Beauty captured but free!

H
30 May 2019

We went on a warm sunny day and the common blues and damsel flies were prolific. Amazing. Gorgeous wild flowers and lots of dragonflies and other insects.

K
30 May 2019

Went here for conference. Most of the food was great on the buffet but no fruit which was needed as it wss a warm day

S
30 May 2019

Such a beautiful space. Uplifting, calm and relaxing. Kids loved it.

M
30 May 2019

Great place very nice scenery great for kids too

P
30 May 2019

Gorgeous

S
8 May 2019

Good for the kids

S
2 May 2019

Wonderful place for exploring all things nature. Not just birds but plenty of wildlife, butterflies, bugs and the woodland. Fantastic easy walks for all abilities. Lots of activities for children of all ages. It truly is a special place. More...

A
30 April 2019

Great place for wildlife. Fantastic care overlooking the pit. Good to watch the ducks, swans, herons etc whilst having your food and drinks. Excellent scones.

M
30 April 2019

Great place for nice stroll... Flat and easy access. Fantastic wild life - spotted a deer as we drove in. An abundance of different birds to watch and there are hides to watch water birds. The only draw back was the midges. They had a good feast on me, for sure. More...

A
30 April 2019

Fabulous day out. We had fun following the challenge 2 walk, which had stunning views of the river. Lovely Easter basket activity for the children and a great park for children of different age groups. Well worth a visit and doesn't cost a fortune More...

P
30 April 2019

Fantastic facility. Lots of outdoor activities...kids playground, den building, nature walks. Cafe, homemade ice cream and gift shop on site. Cheap family day out (only paid for parking and lunch for 6 in the cafe was less than £40) plenty of picnic spots too. Great place More...

J
30 April 2019

A beautiful conservation area on the very edge of the city. £5 to park all day but is situated on the Guild Wheel so pedestrian and cycle accessible. Plenty to do with well kept paths and very clean. Adventure park for the kids and picnic benches. Visitor centre has helpful staff with plenty of information on the area. Large cafe, restrooms have baby changing, disabled toilets. Gift shop. Events on during holidays. Had a great day, definitely recommend. More...

K
30 April 2019

Brockholes is vast. Many different walks to do and a great play area for the children. You can easily spend a day here enjoying the wildlife. Parking currently costs £5.

Z
30 April 2019

Great walk and wonderful family outing

S
30 April 2019

Spent a lovely day here messing about by the river. Highly recommended.

W
30 April 2019

Fantastic and beautiful nature reserve. I come here often

M
30 April 2019

Lovely for a short walk or to take children.

S
30 April 2019

One of my favourite places. My kids love coming here. So peaceful if you sit by the river.

L
30 April 2019

Giving this place a 4 due to the bad layout of the carparks and directions we were given to pay etc. We went to the smaller car park and was told to walk all the way up to the top car park (it was roasting outside last thing I need to be doing is searching for the pay meter) to then be told to use the shop in the village. When I went in the woman was really rude and snappy with me "why do they keep sending people here this is NOT where you pay for parking " to then walk back up to the top carpark to walk back down the bottom carpark to pay. Really annoyed me due to the fact parking is £5 would have expected it to be more organised. Anyway we had a look round and the place was tidy and clean. Restaurant looked nice but we didn't eat there due to bringing a picnic. My son made Easter sock bunnies and the ladies in there were really pleasent in the activity room. My son enjoyed the park its pretty big and tidy. Maybe have another area for ice creams maybe icelollys In a fridge in the shops/restaurants because there were over 30 people queing up for them. More...

S
30 April 2019

Fabulous afternoon tea. Good quality food. Lovely friendly staff. Definitely going back.

T
30 April 2019

Peaceful and beautiful place with relavent shopping amenities, added to this a cafe with a good variety of choice and all surrounded by bird filled wetlands.... I can't stay away

L
30 April 2019

Beautiful

R
30 April 2019

Gorgeous setting and I loved the way when you were sat in the restaurant area it felt like you where sitting in the Lake! Went today for afternoon tea, very expensive, very good but very expensive and didn't really get that much would have been disappointed if we'd paid full price but we had a Groupon voucher . And then parking was £5, now £5 is reasonable if your going to go and enjoy the scenic walks and parks available and your making a day of going. But if your paying £70 for afternoon tea leaving hungry and then you have pay extra for parking aswell I thought it was steep. More...

K
30 April 2019

A great family day out exploring nature.

J
30 April 2019

Not sure about price of parking just to use the cafe but lovely place.

G
30 April 2019

Lovely family day out

S
30 April 2019

Lovely place to visit, nice walks, good facilities, learnt quite a bit too!

I
30 April 2019

First visit for me will come again later in the season. Good views less wildlife than expected, too early perhaps. Enjoyed the gentle walks. Parking was only £3 all day and no entrance fee but the cafe is a way of raising funds for the reserve, so in effect your support is optional. Children are catered for with the inevitable play areas. More...

T
30 April 2019

Great family afternoon out

K
30 April 2019

Beautiful place with lots of wildlife to observe

R
30 April 2019

Lovely sunny day spent with my sister and nephews here. We did partake in a bit of litter picking, as there were very no bins to be found!!

A
30 April 2019

Dog free area to enjoy, not easy to come by

C
30 April 2019

It would be even more beautiful in the summer

P
30 April 2019

Can't believe this peaceful haven is beside the M6 motorway, one of those hidden gems.

M
30 April 2019

Great for an evening walk in the hope for foxes / owls and roosting birds

K
30 April 2019

Enjoyed visit good walks for bird sightings. Cafe has nice views but coffee disappointing.

A
30 April 2019

Great family fun

R
30 April 2019

Really lovely place £5 parking for all day and some really nice walks. And a really big park for the kids.

L