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Located just off the M6, Brockholes is the perfect location for a family day out…

Brockholes is full of nature moments, which are just waiting for you to discover. Explore our flagship Lancashire Wildlife Trust 250 acre nature reserve and you’ll see the wide variety on offer. You can take a walk along the River Ribble, explore our ancient woodland and amble around our lakes.

We have hides, paths and viewing points that have been specifically designed to allow you to get closer to nature and wildlife without disturbing it.

In addition there is also our spectacular floating Visitor Village, which plays host to a lakeside restaurant and shops!

Brockholes is owned and managed by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust. We do not receive any direct government funding and each time you visit you’re helping to support our vital conservation work on the reserve. Thank you for supporting your local wildlife.

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The Visitor Village is home to our interactive Welcome Centre, an activity room, The Nest gift shop and Coots, the perfect place to get a quick snack or one of our many flavours of ice cream!

It is also hosts our lakeside Reedbed Restaurant, which has which offers stunning panoramic lake views. Whether it’s a cup of coffee, a tasty treat or a long leisurely meal, you can be assured all dishes are homemade from the finest local produce.

The reserve has an adventure play area, as well as several accessible trails and hides, with a selection of happy habitats encouraging a multitude of life. Among the hundreds of guests to the reserve have been the roe deer, kestrel, bittern and otters, so keep your eyes peeled for some amazing wildlife whatever the time of year! As a result of the wildlife flourishing since we opened and because this is a sensitive habitat for our native creatures, please note that dogs are not permitted at Brockholes.

We host a busy events schedule, with a series of family focused events during school holidays, our quarterly Crafty Vintage Fairs, drop-in craft workshops as well as free weekly guided walks and our popular Friday morning early years session, Nature Tots.

Play Area Maintenance

Please note: Essential maintenance and regular safety checks are currently being carried out on the zip wire and the climbing forest. Recent snow and rain have meant the area has become muddy and with safety checks now due it has come at the right time to close these pieces of play equipment for a short time.

Path Maintenance

We are currently undertaking maintenance on some of the paths on-site, please call into the Welcome Centre for details of the area affected on the day you visit us.