Brockholes Nature Reserve

Brockholes Nature Reserve

Brockholes Nature reserve, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG, North West

Brockholes is owned and managed by the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester & North Merseyside and has hosted over 500,000 visitors since they opened in April 2011.

Based on the site of an old quarry, the Trust has used their expertise to create habitats for lots of different wildlife. You can explore the 250 acre reserve with it’s network of trails and hides, not to mention the fantastic views offered overlooking the River Ribble. You can also explore the woods or enjoy the lakes on site, which have all been specially designed to attract all kinds of wildlife for you to see.

The spectacular floating Visitor Village is the first of its kind in the UK, bringing you as close to nature as possible. The Visitor Village hosts the Welcome Centre, an activity room, the lakeside Reed Bed Restaurant, The Nest gift shop and Coots, which is the perfect place to get a quick snack or one of the many flavours of ice cream!

Stargazing is done at an area off the floating village, only a few yards from the car park yet in a sheltered area with low surrounding horizons.


Private venue - location accessible only by prior arrangement or when public events are scheduled.

Location events organiser

Robert Ince Stargazing Events

Robert Ince Stargazing Events organises events at this location

Please contact Robert Ince Stargazing Events directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

  • 18/09/21

    19° 5%
  • 18/09/21

    18° 8%
  • 19/09/21

    17° 14%
  • 19/09/21

    16° 56%

Weather forecast for Preston North End F.c. (2.6 miles away) updated 18/09/21 at 12:00.




Forthcoming events

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  • Stargazing at Brockholes

    Saturday 25th September 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Brockholes Nature Reserve, Brockholes Nature reserve, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG, North West

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  • Stargazing at Brockholes

    Friday 8th October 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Brockholes Nature Reserve, Brockholes Nature reserve, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG, North West

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  • Stargazing at Brockholes

    Friday 12th November 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Brockholes Nature Reserve, Brockholes Nature reserve, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG, North West

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  • Stargazing at Brockholes

    Wednesday 15th December 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Brockholes Nature Reserve, Brockholes Nature reserve, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG, North West

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  • Stargazing at Brockholes

    Wednesday 15th December 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Brockholes Nature Reserve, Brockholes Nature reserve, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG, North West

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