Brockholes Nature Reserve | Day Out With The Kids

Brockholes Nature Reserve

Preston, Lancashire, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Enjoy nature and adventure at Brockholes Nature Reserve.

You’ll find something for everyone, from walking trails to an adventure play area with a climbing forest to a zip wire. Do some shopping or grab a spot of lunch at the unique visitors centre which floats above one of the reserves many lakes.

Since 2007 Lancashire Wildlife Trust has been working to create habitats that will encourage lots of wildlife to visit the reserve, so there are lots of different species to look out for on your visit. Take a cycle along the Guild Wheel Cycle Route and soak up the beautiful scenery of the reserve.

There’s fun for children and adults alike at Brockholes Nature Reserve!

  • 250 acre nature reserve and floating visitor village
  • Enjoy the many lakes on site
  • Refreshments available
  • Free entry


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Junction 31 of M6, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG, England


Click here to visit Brockholes Nature Reserve's website
01772 872000

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

The Visitor Village
1st April - 5th November
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
6th November - 31st March
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

The Reserve
1st April - 5th November
Monday to Sunday 06:00 - 21:00
6th November - 31st March
Monday to Sunday 06:00 - 19:00

Closed 24th & 25th December


Free admission

More Information

Clothing requirements

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Parking facilities

Parking Charge
1st July - 31st October: £5.00
1st November - 31st March: £3.00