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Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, Doncaster

(4.3/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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  • This reserve is owned by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and has always been a magnet for naturalists but with the opening of a new visitor's centre and Cafe it has become a great place to spend the day ...  more »
  • We visited on a particularly cold day in January. After exploring the many footpaths and seeing a variety of wildlife on and around the marshes and lakes we were ready for a hot meal and drinks. We we...  more »
  • we went the first time today, first impressions the walks are easy, the hides are well separated out, we saw a few different species today, we saw a gold crest. loved it and we became a member so we c...  more »
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  • Very large area with multiple bird hides to visit. Can be pot luck trying to find where to go to see any wildlife but the staff are very helpful and will direct you to the most interesting locations if asked.
  • Little overpriced at £4 per adult. The gentleman that served us in the office was polite and helpful, so was the male member of staff we bumped in to whilst walking. However, the lady that served us in the Kingfisher tearooms was a bit unpleasant and just seemed to be in a rush. She barley had any manners and didn't take any pride in what she was doing. Had a nice walk around and would more than likely go again in the summer/spring next year.
  • I visited about two years ago and spent about 3 hours having a steady wander around the site. Found the staff very helpfull. Very relaxing area!
  • It's been a few years since I last visited Potteric Carr Nature Reserve and it's still as great as it was then, the facilities are great, the staff were very polite and helpful. It's well worth a visit and won't break the bank (even the gift shop was reasonably priced in my mind!). The onsite cafe was clean with a brilliant seated table area outside. Will definitely visit again.
  • This Nature reserve is situated in quite an industrial area of Doncaster which makes it a haven for a variety of wildlife. It's very easity accessed from the M18 at junction 3, then just off White Rose Way. There are breeding birds (particularly Kingfishers) , summer and winter migrant birds (Bitterns), dragonflies, butterflies and small mammals galore. There is also a brilliant education program for schools with a variety of workshops and an extensive events program throughout the year. There are Family events run in the half terms and summer holidays. The reserve also have many volunteering opportunities from helping out with the management of the site, to helping in the wonderful Kingfisher Tearooms situated in the middle of the reserve surrounded by lovely scenery. Pay a visit and don't forget your binoculars!