Whisby Natural World Centre

The Natural World Centre is situated beside Thorpe lake, with a number of designated walks both for those who wish to observe the wildlife in their various habitats or simply enjoy walking in such stunning settings. The Centre is an ideal place to start and end your walk or simply a visit in its own right.

We have various play areas for young people that have proved very popular with families and are free to use at any time. There is an indoor play area for toddlers, an outdoor play area for older children and, in the summer, there are water play activities. These play areas as also ideal for children’s parties.

Our shop has bespoke, local products of great skill, attractively priced and centrally themed on sustainability. There are also various education products available to buy for those who wish to learn more about the local natural world. Ideal for souvenirs, gifts or simply to support local crafts people and artists.

Our large, attractive café is an ideal place to relax and recharge your batteries after a lakeside walk. Centred on locally sourced produce, we offer drinks, snacks and full meals throughout the day with glorious views of the lake.

Our lower gallery has proved to be ideal for weddings, conferences and parties. A generously sized area that opens out onto the pontoon affording stunning views of the lake. See the website below or venue hire.

General Enquiries : (01522) 688868
Whisby Nature Park, Moor Ln, Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln, LN6 9BW
Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday: 9:30am to 4pm

Manager: Claire Williams
Car Parking:

Pay and Display

Disabled access:

Fully accessible - 10 free blue-badge parking spaces and a drop off space. Mobility scooters and wheelchairs are available for hire, assistance dogs are welcome. More info

Facilities at Whisby Natural World Centre

  • Indoor/Outdoor Play Areas
  • Children's Parties
  • Weddings
  • Events
  • Conferences
  • Broadwalk Bistro
  • Café
  • Gift Shop
  • Designated Walks
  • Wildlife
  • Workshops