Whisby Nature Park – The Natural World Centre
near Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Average time spent – 2-3+ hours.
Things to do at Whisby Nature Park – The Natural World Centre review
Whisby nature park is located just south of Lincoln in Lincolnshire. It is free to use the facilities at Whisby natural world centre, you only have to pay a small fee to park. This is a great place to spend a couple of hours or more.
Outside they have a sandpit play area with buckets, pulleys and a digger. A little further down from here there is a water play area with dams and trays. It’s great for teaching kids how water moves and how to release it into different areas. For older kids, there is a long zip wire and a series of climbing towers and tunnels.
There are 6 walks around the lakes. They are perfect for families as they are all between 1.3 and 2.8 miles long. All paths are accessible and colour coded so you can follow the coloured arrows for your chosen route. You can pick up a map, free of charge, this will help you find bird hides along the route. The lakes are a haven for wild birds, especially water-loving birds as most of the paths run alongside their lakes.
Indoors in the centre, there is a cafe and also a lovely adventure playground for the kids. Make sure you pick up a token for your kids to play for an hour. Most of the play equipment is made of wood. There’s a couple of slides and things to climb and play on. Adults can pick up a snack or hot and cold drink from here while they wait.
Eating – There is a cafe on-site which sells hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outside. The boardwalk bistro is open most of the year and serves some wonderful home-cooked food.
Facilities in brief – Outdoor sand and water play, zip wire, climbing towers, walks around the lakes. Indoors wooden adventure play. There are toilets, a shop and a cafe.
Entry price – *FREE
*FREE – It is completely free to visit Whisby Nature reserve. You do have to pay to park which is just £2 all day. *price subject to change.
Opening: Whisby Nature reserve is open almost all year round. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Information on accessibility – The whole centre is accessible by wheelchairs.
Address: Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, Thorpe-on-the-hill, Lincoln LN6 9BW, Lincolnshire, England. Phone: 01522 688868
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Category – Great outdoors – Indoor adventure play – Suitable for all ages. Older children may not be allowed to play indoors.
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