Nottinghamshire Nature and Wildlife Attractions
Nottinghamshire Nature and Wildlife Reserves and Attractions, tourist and visitor information, many with brief details of disabled access. Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Nottinghamshire Attractions and Heritage pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.
We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.
Attenborough Nature Reserve - (Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust) - award winning Visitor and Education facility, bird hides, nature walks, river walk / cycle, cafe, shop - The Nature Centre is fully accessible being all on one level and has accessible toilets. The bird hides are fully acessible with the exception of the Tower Hide. A hearing loop is provided in the Conference Room.
Ferry Farm Park - Nottingham - indoor and outdoor activities, animals to handle, adventure playground, indoor soft play activity centre, GoKart track, restaurant, shop - Unfortunately we have no accessibility info for this site
Sherwood Forest - famous for Robin Hood, it is also a nature reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) protected under European law for its ancient oaks in the woodland, wildlife and birds. It is also a place of recreation with walking trails, cycling and other outdoor activities. There is a modern visitor centre with a café and shop -
The visitor centre is accessible, there are disabled toilets and a Changing Places facility, surfaced trails in the forest but some pathways do have inclines and may not be suitable for wheelchair users
Wetlands Animal Park - Retford - "an animal park set in purely natural surrounding", over 40 separate species of mammals and birds, including wallaby, camel, yak, meerkats, llama, pigs, parrots, also available Ben Owen’s Falconry Experiences - Unfortunately we have no accessibility info for this site
White Post Farm - "get up close to thousands of friendly animals, like chicks, llamas, rabbits, cows and pigs", indoor play areas, walk in aviary, reptiles, cafe, shop - "the majority of the farm is accessible with tarmac paths (with the exception of the far field walk), wide entrances to all buildings and two fully equipped disabled toilets"
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust - Nature Reserves - details of their 67 nature reserves around the county - www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/nature-reserves