Whisby Nature Park

Moor Lane, Thorpe-on-the-Hill, Lincolnshire, LN6 9BW

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Follow 6-miles of footpaths around Whisby’s famous ponds and lakes and the Natural World Centre – a great family day out.

Once a gravel pit, Whisby Nature Reserve is now managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust to encourage various birds and wildlife. Look out for nesting nightingales whose song can be heard during April and May.

With over 6-miles of all ability pathways, you can explore the ponds, lakes and hides on foot or hire a mobility scooter from the Natural World Centre.

Inside The Natural World Centre, you will be welcomed by the team who are keen to make your visit a memorable one. The Centre is on two levels, a ground floor and a lower ground floor, designed to ensure access for all.

Sample light refreshments or delicious home-cooked meals using Lincolnshire produce in the stunning lakeside setting of the Boardwalk Bistro overlooking Thorpe Lake or outside by the children’s Playpark.

Otter’s Reach Indoor Adventure is an educational resource for younger visitors aged 3 and upwards (to a maximum height of 1.3m) where they can make the most of their journey through Whisby 
– from its origins as Whisby Pits to the attraction and wildlife haven it is today. The area allows younger visitors to explore and experience the park’s history through imaginative play and includes a gravel plant with hands-on features, bullrush stilt posts, spiders web climb, raptors’ nest and more.

Little Darters Wildlife Adventure Area is packed full of exciting tunnels, bridges and sandpits. It now includes a new mini assault course that allows older children to enjoy the area and features a ramp and rope ascent, balance rope traverse and climbing net.

Enjoy fabulous walks through the Park, managed by the Wildlife Trust to provide a haven for wildlife. The Wildlife Trust and Natural World Centre offer children’s activities and workshops throughout the year.

Additional Information:

  • Children’s Play Area
  • Café on site
  • Fully accessible with 10 free blue-badge parking spaces
  • Mobility scooters and wheelchairs available to hire