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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

*Please note, our play area is currently closed due to extreme icy conditions.*

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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!

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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Visitor Village

Joseph Seager

Covid-19 changes

We want to keep our visitors and staff safe

You will notice some differences when you visit. We have created one-ways systems inside the Kestrel Kitchen to keep you safe and are asking everyone over the age of 11 to wear a mask inside the building. This is current Government guidance and is in place to help keep yourself and others safe.

The toilets are open and we are offering a take-away service from the Kestrel Kitchen, including a selection of hot and cold drinks and food, cakes, snacks and ice cream. To keep queues moving smoothly we will be running a reduced menu. 

The Welcome Centre and shop remain closed at the moment, but shop items have been relocated to the Kestrel Kitchen for you to peruse and buy.

Lancashire Wildlife Trust Marketing Officer, Alice, takes you on a whistle stop tour of the procedures in place to keep our staff and visitors safe.

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.

For more information about how to visit safely, take a look at our guide below.

Visitor Code of Conduct