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If you're looking for some outdoor action with the kids around Preston, Brockholes makes a great day out for all the family. The reserve acts as an oasis for nature, inviting all kinds of ages to come and get closer to native creatures.

The unique nature reserve is set amongst ancient woodland on the site of an old quarry. Here visitors have the opportunity to watch and learn about plants, birds, and wildlife up close in a truly special environment.

The architecturally-stunning 'floating village' is home to the reserve's visitor centre, shops, and a café. Surrounded by a lake and nature, the café makes the perfect place for a peaceful spot of lunch, drinks, or even afternoon tea.

If you're looking for even more things to do, Brockholes host many fun events, including a packed programme over school holidays. The award-winning reserve also offers family-friendly hikes, walking trails, and a large adventure play area. 

Parties and corporate

Brockholes lends itself to a variety of events to suit most needs. Whether you're after somewhere for a unique team building session, hosting a conference, or planning a private party, the venue's lakeside panoramic views make a great setting.

Brockholes is also available as a wedding venue and makes the perfect place for nature lovers to say "I do".

Dogs policy

Due to the sensitive habitats around Brockholes Nature Reserve only assistance dogs are allowed in the reserve.

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Map address for Brockholes

Brockholes, Preston New Road, Preston PR5 0AG.