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How to find us

The Natural World Centre
Whisby Nature Park,
Moor Lane
Thorpe on the Hill,
Lincs LN6 9BW

Get Directions

The Nature Park is 5 miles from Lincoln City Centre at Thorpe on the Hill, off the A46. Follow the brown signs to the Nature Park. The Natural World Centre is situated in the Nature Park.

Getting here by bus. TheNumber 48 bus travels between Lincoln and Withan St Hughes every two hours, calling at Thorpe on the Hill. It is a fairly short walk from the bus stop to the Nature Park.

Click here to view the bus timetable.

Open Times – Park

Dawn till Dusk (Check gate for actual times)

Open Times – Natural World Centre

October to March 9.30am – 4.30pm
April to September 9.30am – 5.00pm
(Bistro closes 30mins before)

We are open daily throughout the year (Except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).


The Centre’s toilets are fully accessible, and are open from 9am for visitors to the Nature Park.

Young Visitors

There are changing areas in all toilets. The Boardwalk Bistro welcomes breastfeeding mothers.


Admissions to The Natural World Centre is FREE.

Car Parking

Car parking charges apply daily, 10am to 4pm. March to October – £2. November to February – £1.  Please ensure you display a valid ticket.

If you’re a regular visitor you can now purchase annual car parking passes for just £80. Passes are available to purchase all year and will be charged depending on the number of months remaining up until 31 March.

Our annual charges are as below:

12 months (Valid from 1 April annually) – £80

9 months (1 July to 30 September) – £60

6 months (1 October to 31 December) – £40

3 months (1 January to 31 March) – £20

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The Natural World Centre is managed by Lincs Inspire Ltd working in partnership to inspire North Kesteven.