Friday 15th of July 2016
Looking for something to do this weekend?
Brockholes is a new kind of nature reserve, an unreserved reserve.
Everyone is welcome at Brockholes. Whether you’re a naturalist or a beginner, there is something for you to enjoy and lots of chances for you to get close to nature.
Based on the site of an old quarry, the Lancashire Wildlife Trust have used their expertise to create habitats for lots of different wildlife. You can explore the 250 acre reserve using their network of trails and hides, not to mention see the fantastic views offered overlooking the River Ribble. You can also explore the woods or enjoy the lakes on site, which have all been specially designed to attract all kinds of wildlife for you to see.
The spectacular floating Visitor Village is the first of its kind in the UK, bringing you as close to nature as possible. The Visitor Village hosts a Welcome Centre, an activity room, a restaurant and two shops, each packed with unique treats to suit all of visitors. Pop by the Welcome Centre when you arrive and friendly volunteers will help you find out more and make the most of your visit.
Brockholes is also a great place for children. As well as exploring the reserve and Visitor Village there is an adventure play area nestled in the grassland, where the youngsters can swing, climb, balance and bounce in the play area whilst you relax on one of the picnic benches. Keep your eyes peeled too because you may be lucky enough to spot a Kestrel soaring above you as well.
There’s a wide range of exciting events for all the family held at Brockholes right throughout the year too. These include craft sessions, themed seasonal trails out on the reserve, open-air theatre and family themed events which test your tracking and den-building skills. There are also regular free guided walks.