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Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve

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Brandon Lane, Coventry CV3 3GW, England
+44 24 7630 2912
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Fabulous day out

Absolutely great day out for couples and for family. Entrance fee is just £2.50 per person and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lovetotravel402
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One of my Happy places

Fun for children, peaceful shady walks around the lakes. Good blackberry bushes! Super tea room and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth S
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Brandon Marsh Nature Centre is the headquarters of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Set in 220 acres, the Reserve, consists of large pools created by gravel extraction. The Visitor Centre is a great place to visit including a Tea Room and well stocked gift shop. Around the Centre you'll find the orchard, mouse maze, mini-beast homes, bird watching hides, recycled garden and a newly designed sensory garden (link to sensory garden project page) as well as an under-cover picnic area. Then it's off to the Onyx Nature Trail which guides you around the wildlife habitats of the nature reserve. The Reserve This reserve contains large areas of pools created by gravel extraction. It consists of reedbeds, willow carr, grassland and woodland. It is outstanding for birds and there are seven bird hides throughout the reserve. Gift Shop and Badgers Tearoom At the end of your visit what could be nicer than a cup of tea or snack in our 'Badgers' Tea Room and a leisurely browse around our gift shop. The shop is well stocked with animal homes, bird seed, bird feeders and an extensive range of gifts and books. The tearoom serves a variety of hot and cold beverages, fresh cakes, and a comprehensive menu of snacks and meals. The Education Centre Brandon Marsh Nature Centre includes the Lafarge Education Centre - a purpose-built classroom, home to School Visits to Brandon for a variety of curriculum-related activities. We also have children's activities during the school holidays, and even Really Wild Birthday Parties! For grown-ups we also have a programme of Events and guided walks. The Sensory Garden After 1500 volunteer hours, the first chapter in the story of how our garden grew is complete with the official opening of the Sensory Garden at Brandon Marsh Visitor Centre on 19th May 2012.
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Brandon Lane, Coventry CV3 3GW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely great day out for couples and for family. Entrance fee is just £2.50 per person and parking is free. Staff are very friendly and all in all it's a very peaceful and scenic place with some great walking routes.

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WarksWildlifeTrust, Communications Officer at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your lovely review, I'm pleased to hear you were welcomed by our staff and enjoyed your day out at Brandon Marsh!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun for children, peaceful shady walks around the lakes. Good blackberry bushes! Super tea room and gift shop.

Thank Elizabeth S
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WarksWildlifeTrust, Communications Officer at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! Lovely to hear you enjoy visiting the nature reserve and the food in the tea room!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my two year old grandson for a morning out and wish I’d taken a picnic so we could have stayed longer. He loved the play area and the equipment was all suitable for him to use. We walked along one of the trails and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent location with first class hides and the whole reserve so well looked after. Don’t miss the cafe which offers high quality home cooked food.

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WarksWildlifeTrust, Communications Officer at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! Great to hear you enjoy Brandon Marsh nature reserve and Badger's Tearoom.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time visit for us here. Very good entrance price. Took us a short while to get our bearings but worked it out and found the trail and hide we wanted. Access ok for wheelchair, some lumps and bumps. The path that leads down to...More

Thank AndreaJ70
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WarksWildlifeTrust, Communications Officer at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your lovely review and I'm pleased to hear you could access some of the trails with the wheelchair. We look forward to welcoming you back in autumn!

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We have been to Brandon Marsh lots of times. My children are 4, 7 and 10 and they all enjoyed it everytime we go. In the half term and summer holidays they have extra kids activities on like den building, arts and crafts and pond...More

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WarksWildlifeTrust, Communications Officer at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review, we will have activities through all the school holidays and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

So I've only just got around to writing this, a bit late but never mind. Visited back in March, early evening, on a whim. What a great place! Very quiet with just the sounds of birds settling in for the night. Spent ages sat in...More

Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Very good home cooked lunch and a couple of hours birdwatching- 24 count - so good result for June. I WILL be back. Oh! and lovely helpful staff and volunteers , thank you

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Brandon Marsh was recommended to us and only 1hour from Milton Keynes. We had a wonderful few hours enjoying the countryside and the birds from the hides and footpaths. Highlights were kingfishers and cuckoos! Great for just a walk or for more serious naturalists. The...More

Thank Catherine P
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We loved this nature reserve, we got off to a great start as the lady on the till was very friendly and informative. There is a great choice of marked walking trails and habitats in a beautiful area with several pools/lakes and lots of great...More

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clairedoug11
28 August 2017|
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Response from michael25472 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but they must be kept on a lead - the Wildlife Trust can give a more definite answer.or phone Brandon Marsh on 024 7630 2912
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soniasd8
24 May 2017|
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Response from Faiza K | Reviewed this property |
you can bring anything with you but please dont forget to collect your litter as its nature reserve. the best bet is you punch in their digits and ask to avoid any embarrassment. its definitely a quiet place to celebrate... More
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Brad P
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Response from WarksWildlifeTrust | Property representative |
Yes, we're open on bank holidays! Thanks, Louise Barrack Communications Officer
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