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UK's first Floating Visitor Centre
Just off the M6 Motorway
250 acre Nature Reserve
Dog free zone

Home to your Nature Moments

Whether it’s on our iconic floating Visitor Village or out on our 250 acre nature reserve, Brockholes is full of Nature Moments!

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.

The reeds are alive with a heartening collection of birdsong and the lake edges are brimming with brightly coloured dragonflies. Keep an eye out on the paths for newly emerged froglets hopping along, and if you visit on a sunny day and you’ll see a delightful array of butterflies and moths fluttering between wildflowers.

We have hides, paths and viewing points which 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 cafe and shop! 

Our Kestrel Kitchen is currently open for take away food and drink, with a large array of choices available. Our ice cream cabin is also open daily for yummy cold treats on those warm days!

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.

Brockholes Nature Reserve
Preston New Road

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Please help us take care of our reserve

We know you are all eager to visit and explore again. Please remember Brockholes is a nature reserve and needs treating with care. Please help us look after this special place by taking your rubbish home or using the bins provideddon’t bring barbecues and remember the reserve is a dog free zone to help protect the wildlife that calls Brockholes home.

Love Brockholes as much as we do?

Why not support us in our work to protect this special reserve? As a charity with no government funding, we simply wouldn't be able to look after wildlife refuges like Brockholes without your support.