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Open bird hides
Children's play area
Wheelchair access paths
Dog free zone

With over 250 acres of natural beauty and our iconic floating Visitor Village 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.

Keeping our staff and visitors safe

Things may look a little different when you first visit, since we have been closed for a few months. There are social distancing measures in place, one way systems, and the shop is now in the Kestrel Kitchen! But do not fear, it is still the same wonderfully wildlife rich place it always has been, with so much fun to be had, places to explore and memories to treasure.

For more information on heading back, click here.

Bluebells at Brockholes

Jason Lock

Find your Nature Moments

With over 250 acres which 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 playarea too which 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.

Please note, we advise you to wear sturdy footwear while exploring the reserve.