Attenborough Nature Reserve
Telephone: 0115 9721777
Also incorporating the Attenborough Nature Reserve, the eco friendly Nature Centre features plenty beyond the natural wonders to entertain kids including a nature table laden with puzzles, colouring sheets and cool specimens to handle – you can also bring in specimens of your own to look at under their microscope! Neat interactive screens and nest box camera broadcasts help jazz up the learning experience too.
Outside you can find a special outdoor education area featuring a special sensory nature trail (watch out for the excellent Insect Hotel!) plus a pond and bird feeding stations.
If you’re fairly local it’s worth looking into the Wild Kids Club for over 4s which meets there monthly for £4 a time and offers fun learning activities relevant to the reserve. They also offer a session for 2 to 4 year olds in the same vein but this is not so regular and bears watching out for. If you’re lucky (or well organized!) you can also catch some of their events like guided heath walks, wildlife photography workshops and night time explorations!
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It may be worth checking out Attenborough Nature Reserve's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Attenborough Nature Reserve before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
Reserve: dawn til dusk daily.
Weekdays 9am to 5pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays 9am to 6pm.
Prices & Admission
Parking £1.50 donation
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