Potteric Carr Nature Reserve | Day Out With The Kids

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Potteric Carr Nature Reserve

  • Doncaster
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • National Parks

Attraction Information

Potteric Carr Nature Reserve has a superb mixture of habitats and diverse wildlife to discover and enjoy with four different Nature Trails to follow, of varying distance. If you want to make a day of it, all the routes combined cover around 8km (almost 5miles). The routes are easy to follow with coloured posts for guidance and most are suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

If you want to get a better view of some of the wildlife, there are 14 hides to stop in and look out for birds such as kingfishers, woodpeckers, marsh harriers, bitterns and many more. The majority of these have ramp access.

If you visit at the weekend or during school holidays, don't miss the Discovery Room, which is packed full of wildlife themed games, books and crafts. There are also Activity rucksacks for the younger kids.
Go online before you visit to find out about the latest bird sightings and to download a trail guide of the iSpy trail guide for the kids!

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Opening hours

Nature reserve open daily 9am to 5pm (check online for Christmas closure times) Car Parking locked at 5pm.


Free for Members of the Wildlife Trusts. Adult 34 Child £2 Concession £2.50 Family (2 adults and up to 4 under 16s) £7.50

Travel & Contact Information


Sedum House, Mallard Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DB, England

Phone number

01302 570077



Click here to visit Potteric Carr Nature Reserve's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Potteric Carr Nature Reserve has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Potteric Carr Nature Reserve has not told us about their dining options.

Potteric Carr Nature Reserve has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Potteric Carr Nature Reserve has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

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

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