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Brockholes Nature Reserve

  • Preston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

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
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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

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

01772 872000



Click here to visit Brockholes Nature Reserve's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

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

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Brockholes Nature Reserve is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Brockholes Nature Reserve have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Brockholes Nature Reserve has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Additional information


Assistance/Guide Dogs only

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