Idle Valley Nature Reserve (Notts Wildlife Trust), Retford

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  • We went with out nephew of 3. He loved it. Free to go and we paid £1.50 for an adventure pack. It's not needed but it kept him involved during out visit. He loved every second. There are several walks...  more »
  • Visited with a friend and family, love the fact that if you call in the restaurant there is a backpack for 1-50 for the child. We walked round the lake looking for bugs. Rubbing the insects found on l...  more »
  • This is another nature reserve created from old gravel pits like Attenborough. it covers a huge area, only part of which is flooded, so there are woodland walks as well as lakes. For bird enthusiasts ...  more »
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  • Totally enjoyed making the most of some September sun. Great for children to run, play and learn. Very helpful staff in the cafe. Food is little overpriced but nice. Facilities are clean and looked after. Be nice to see a sheltered picnic area, as a single mum, I can't always afford to eat out. We are lucky to have this on our doorstep.
  • Fantastic place to see nature & walk , kids would love this place if they enjoy wildlife Lots to see & do. Also the visitors centre does food & drinks. There are big glass windows that face the water & the wildlife, so fantastic to look at the wildlife whilst your have your drink or food .
  • Lovely nature reserve, the visitors centre is well situated with great views of the lake area. Sadly the cafe seems to struggle when busy, would benefit from more staff or better organised. But that does t take away from 're reserve being a nice place to see nature.
  • Never been here before. Impressed by the many walks and the large area of lakes. Café looked good. Will definitely be returning.
  • We did the circular which followed the river and back down the other side. Couldn't see much due to over grown hedge rows. Lack of information and benches. Seemed to have walked further than the 5.7 miles it said. Map was useless as well. Didn't get to see the wetlands as we where knackered but will go back again another day. Centre was good.

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