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Attenborough Nature Reserve

Nature Shop

The shop sells a wide range of nature related items from gifts and souvenirs to nest boxes, hedgehog homes and bird seed and feeders. With our wildlife products and ideas you will find in our back garden you can create your own wildlife garden at home.  You can also buy from our online shop.

Indoor Nature Discovery Area

To amuse both young and old there is a ‘nature table’, with specimens to look at, puzzles to complete and colouring sheets can be purchased for just 10p. The interactive screens have games such as wordsearch and follow the food chain as well as information pages about habitats and the wildlife that can be found here. Bring in some specimens to be viewde on the microscope.  A large screen in the cafe also shows nest box images when they are availalble, views of the reserve as well as information on forthcoming events.

At the rear of the building is a special outdoor education area complete with a pond, bird feeding stations and a sensory nature trail to enable visitors to observe wildlife at close quarters. A special trail has been developed in this area with information panels on this special place. Come along and see the Insect Hotel!


Our café has views of the lakes and islands of Attenborough Nature Reserve. With a south facing balcony it is possible to sit outside to enjoy a hot drink and a doorstep sandwich on organic bread after a healthy walk around the reserve. Or indulge yourself with a locally made dessert.

A good selection of cakes and snacks and fair trade coffee is complemented by a home made lunch menu with delicious daily specials featuring fair trade, organic, free range and local produce.
Take a look at our menu

The café serves lunch from 12-3pm (subject to availability).

Who to contact

0115 972 1777
Attenborough Nature Reserve

Where to go

Attenborough Nature Centre
Barton Lane

Other Details


Specific age range
All ages welcome
Local Offer

Local Offer

This service is listed for your information. Its inclusion on the Family Services Directory does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Lincolnshire County Council. For more information, go to Terms & Conditions

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