Brockholes Nature Reserve

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  • Images from Brockholes Nature Reserve
  • Images from Brockholes Nature Reserve
  • Images from Brockholes Nature Reserve
  • Images from Brockholes Nature Reserve




M6, Junction 31; 2 mins


Reserve: Mon-Sun 6am-9pm (winter 7pm)
Visitor village/cafés: Mon-Sun 10am-5pm (winter 4pm)

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    Kid friendly

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    Disabled access

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    Free WiFi for visitors

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    Vegetarian or vegan options

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    Gluten-free options

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    Parking available onsite

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    Recycling/sustainability practices


Brockholes is a nature lover’s paradise with a unique, strikingly modern visitor village that floats on water. Alongside the visitor centre and activity room is the traditional Kestrel Kitchen. You can fill up on great-value home-cooked dishes – breakfast barms, homemade soups, vegan salad boxes – while enjoying panoramic lake views with a fresh-roasted, organic coffee.

Peckish is Brockholes' second café, with a modern edge and selection of tasty Lancashire street food options. Its ice-cream cabin - open on hotter days - has classic and plant-powered flavours and a scrumptious cake range. Adventure off to the impressive playground (with its diggers and zip-wires) or explore the network of family-friendly paths around the 250-acre site.

The giftshop brims with local gifts and crafts. As there are parking charges - income from which supports the Lancashire Wildlife Trust's vital work - it makes sense to turn this into a relaxing longer stop before hitting the road.

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Brockholes Nature Reserve,
Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston,
Tel - 01772 872000
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