With over 250 acres of natural beauty and our iconic floating Visitor VillageVAQAS marque tight crop1 to explore, you’ll find something new here every time!

To help you enjoy your visit to Brockholes as much as possible, here is some useful information as well as a few hints for you to get the very best out of your visit…

Opening Times

The Visitor Village and its facilities are open at the following times:

Summer 2017 (1 April – 31 October 2017)
10am-5pm, 7 days a week

Winter 2016-17 (7 November 2016 – 31 March 2017)
10am-4pm, Tuesday-Sunday.
The Visitor Village is closed on Mondays during this period (except on 26 Dec, 2 Jan & 13 Feb) and also on 24 & 25 Dec 2016.

The gates to the reserve are open at the following times:

Summer 2017 (1 April – 31 October 2016)
6am-9pm, 7 days a week
Winter 2016-17 (7 November 2016 – 31 March 2017)
6am-7pm, 7 days a week

Explore our reserve

With over 250 acres to explore that plays host to a variety of different wildlife throughout the year you’re guaranteed to find something new here every time – we’ve plenty of Nature Moments for you to discover!

Brockholes is one of the best sites in the UK for many species of bird and the Boilton Wood section of the reserve has one of the largest strips of ancient woodland in the county.

We have several walking trails, while you can also take a stroll by the River Ribble or enjoy the many lakes on site, which have all been specially designed to attract all kinds of wildlife for you to see.

We also have a fantastic natural adventure Play area too that will thrill children of all ages, with highlights including a climbing forest and a zip wire, while the Guild Wheel cycle way runs through the centre of the reserve too.

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Our floating Visitor Village features stunning views of the wildlife haven that is Meadow Lake, as well as playing host to our lakeside ‘Reedbed Restaurant’, the Coots Ice Cream parlour, ‘The Nest’ gift shop and an interactive Welcome Centre that tells you about the wildlife that you could see on-site, as well as the interesting journey Brockholes has taken to get to its current state.

Be sure to call in to pick up a welcome leaflet from the Welcome Centre that will help you plan your day!

Car Park Charges

We don’t charge for entry and any profits made from car parking charges go back into the maintenance and development of the reserve. So every time you pay for parking, treat yourself in the shop or enjoy some lunch, you are helping look after the reserve and the wildlife that visits us!

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.

You can view a full list of the car parking charges by clicking here.landscape - Geoff Kennedy

You can get a 3, 6 or 12 month Visitor Pass too that offers fantastic savings. Visit here to get more information.

no dogs logo - brockholesSorry no dogs allowed!

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at Brockholes as they can disturb wildlife, especially nesting birds. If your dog was to get too close to a nesting bird it would cause the mother to leave the nest, so to avoid any unfortunate accidents we ask that you don’t bring your dog (please note that assistance dogs are welcome).