Brockholes Nature Reserve near Preston, Lancashire,UK – February 2016


Brockholes Nature Reserve near Preston, Lancashire,UK - February 2016

www.brockholes.org/

Brockholes is a new kind of nature reserve, an unreserved reserve owned and managed by The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside.

There’s lots to see and do at Brockholes, you can hunt out our floating Visitor Village with a restaurant, shops and Welcome Centre or explore our family-friendly hides, walking trails and play area.

www.brockholes.org/visit

At Brockholes you can explore our beautiful reserve, see the wildlife that call it ‘home’ or hunt out our Visitor Village with restaurant and shops, all of which float (yes really!) on one of our lakes.

Our floating Visitor Village features a gift shop and a restaurant providing stunning views across the lake. You can also discover our interactive Welcome Centre and learn all about the wildlife that you could see on-site. Be sure to call in to pick up a welcome leaflet that will help you plan your day. You can view the reserve map in our Welcome Leaflet here to help you plan your first visit.

2013/14 Opening Times:

4th November 2013 to 31 March 2014 10am-4pm
1st April 2014 to 31st October 2014 10am-5pm

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day only

Car Park Charges

We don’t charge for entry and any profits made here go back into looking after the reserve. So every time you pay for parking, treat yourself in the shop or enjoy some lunch, you are helping look after the reserve and the wildlife that visits us!

Sorry no dogs allowed!

There is a good reason! Dogs can disturb wildlife, especially nesting birds. If your dog was to get too close to a nesting bird it would cause the mother to leave the nest. So to avoid any accidents we ask that you don’t bring your dog. (Assistance dogs are welcome.)

Explore the reserve

Brockholes is one of the best sites in the UK for many species of bird and has one of the largest strips of ancient woodland in the county. You can take a stroll by the River Ribble, explore our woods or enjoy the lakes on site, which have all been specially designed to attract all kinds of wildlife for you to see!

Walks around Brockholes

What can I see at Brockholes?
Read about the happy habitats we’ve been working hard to create at Brockholes.
Watch out!

The Visitor Village floats on water and there are lots of areas of open water on the reserve. Take care in these areas and keep an eye on any children with you. The following activities are not allowed on the reserve:

Barbecues and fires
Fishing
Swimming

Please do not feed the birds

Big gulls know it’s much easier to find food when we leave it lying around rather than finding their own lunch. Here at Brockholes we have lots of species breeding with us, little ringed and ringed plover, lapwing, oystercatcher and redshank. Unfortunately the big gulls will eat the chicks of these special birds so if we feed the gulls and encourage them to stay there is a big chance that they will eat our important chicks, so please do not feed the birds and take your leftover picnic away with you.

www.brockholes.org/our-journey

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust has been working on developing Brockholes for nearly 20 years, here is an overview of our journey.

1992 Lancashire Wildlife Trust first contests the quarrying of Brockholes.

27 November 2006 The Lancashire Wildlife Trust has four weeks to raise £50,000 to buy the Brockholes site, near Preston, and protect it from development. Brockholes sits next to J31 of the M6 and is the size of 120 football pitches.

15 January 2007 The Lancashire Wildlife Trust makes the biggest land purchase in its history – thanks to donations from Wildlife Trust members, and an investment of £800,000 from the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) under the Newlands scheme. The project to buy and develop Brockholes is also supported by The Tubney Charitable Trust.

3 May 2007 Ian Selby is appointed as Brockholes project manager. Ian has 20 years’ experience of managing the North West’s canal network for British Waterways, followed by environmental regeneration work. Sophie Leadsom, Brockholes’ new reserve manager, has worked in conservation for 14 years.

July 2007 The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced the launch of a new open competition to design new visitor facilities.

5 October 2007 The Lancashire Wildlife Trust announced the shortlist for the new multi-million pound visitor centre. 61 architects from all over Europe submitted designs. The five were Adam Khan Architects, Arca, Architecture 2B, AY Architects, McDowell + Benedetti.

25 February 2008 The Lancashire Wildlife Trust (LWT) and partners announce the winner of its competition to design a visitor facility. Adam Khan Architects was selected for its inspirational design concept: "A Floating World". Designed as a cluster of buildings constructed largely of wood and other sustainable materials, it resembles an ancient marshland village.

April 2008 The Lancashire Wildlife Trust announced the completion of its first phase of preparatory work, including the restoration of the wetlands, creation of ponds, seeding of meadows, planting new hedgerows and trees, making access paths and building proper bird watching hides.

March 2009 The Lancashire Wildlife Trust secured £8million of funding from the North West Regional Development Agency (NWDA). The investment was made under ‘Newlands’, a NWDA and Forestry Commission programme that is regenerating brownfield land across the Northwest into economically viable community woodland.

Summer 2009 Volunteers gave us 134 hours of their time to help propagate our own reed seedlings on-site. We ended up with 20,000 new redd seedlings ready to plant out around our new visitor centre, creating two hecatres of brand new reedbed.

August 2009 The Lancashire Wildlife Trust were granted detailed planning permission for the site.

December 2009 Contractors first day of work as they begin to construct the iconic floating visitors centre. Press conference being held with a ‘cutting of the first sod’

November 2010 A herd of longhorn cattle move into Brockholes to graze the reserve.

December 2010 BBC Countryfile fronted by Julia Bradbury visit Brockholes to film a feature that airs in January 2011.

March 2011 Brockholes makes history as the Visitor Village is floated for the first time.

Easter Sunday 2011 Brockholes opens its doors to the public for the first time!

www.brockholes.org/happy-habitats-brockholes

Happy habitats at Brockholes

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust are using their expertise to create habitats that will encourage lots of different species to visit the site, read more about the work we are doing on the reserve…

Number 1 Pit

Uniform and steep, the edges around the original gravel pit used to look very different. The island looked different too – an egg-shaped piece of land sticking out of the water by three metres. These land profiles weren’t great for the bird species and aquatic invertebrates we wanted to attract. So, with bulldozer and digger we pushed earth into the lake to create shallow, underwater ledges and peninsulas where birds can roost and feed, safe from predators. Diving ducks, such as Great Crested Grebe, now hunt for fish in the deep water.

Nook Pool

The edge of this pool has been planted with reed to create places for small fish and aquatic invertebrates like dragonfly larvae to hide and grow, away from predator fish. The shelter provided by the vegetation provides an ideal hunting ground for lots of species of dragonfly including the impressive Brown Hawker and Emperor Dragonfly.

Meadow Lake

This shallow lake is great for bird watching: when the water level is down, wading birds feed on small invertebrates in the exposed mud. This lake has some of the richest water plant life in and around it, including White Water Lily and Cuckooflower. The reed fringes are becoming well established and hold some of the largest populations of birds on site. The islands provide safe roosting and breeding areas, we keep the vegetation short so the birds can watch out for predators.

Boilton Marsh

This area is part of our newly created wet grassland habitat. We remodelled 17,000 cubic metres of quarry spoil to create 10 hectares of wet grassland with nearly 2km of channels and five pools. This is the ideal habitat for breeding wading birds such as Lapwing, Redshank and Snipe. We now graze traditional breeds of cattle and sheep that thrive on the coarse grasses and rushes and provide the low grassland sward that encourages wading birds to nest.

The channels and pools are kept topped up by using a high-level reservoir, filled from Number One Pit by way of a solar pump.

Woodland

Brockholes is fringed by the ancient woodland of Boilton, Red Scar and Tunbrook Woods. Woodland has grown here for thousands of years and developed a very rich variety of wildlife. Looking after our trees and paths will help the woodland to thrive and enable you to see the wildlife safely.

Reedbeds

Reedbeds are home to Sedge Warblers, Reed Warblers, Reed Buntings and Water Rail. We protect the new reed from grazing birds like Coot, Mute Swan and Canada Goose, by erecting chicken wire fences and baling string barriers. It will take several years before our lak fringes start to look like reedbeds. You might notice that the Visitor Village has been nestled in reedbed. This helps it to blend into the reserve and allows you to hear the song and chatter of the birds that nest there.

www.brockholes.org/brockholes-partners-and-funders

Brockholes partners and funders

For the past ten years, The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside have been working to secure this site of national environmental importance, and restore habitats to their full potential.

The £8.6 million of regeneration funding was provided for the Brockholes Wetland and Woodland Reserve project has been granted under ‘Newlands’ – a £59 million, Northwest Regional Development Agency and Forestry Commission programme to transform brownfield land into durable community woodland, which act as catalysts for economic, social and environmental gain.

The Lancashire Environmental Fund awarded £446,000 for the development of the education facilities, hides and infrastructure on the site. Tubney Charitable Trust granted £350,000 for Biodiversity and Natural England DEFRA’s Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund awarded circa. £300,000. The Environment Agency granted £50,000 for the continued development of Brockholes.

The support of these funders helped make Brockholes a reality, as did the amazing support from our public appeal, which raised an amazing £63,000 – the most successful public appeal the Lancashire Wildlife Trust has ever run!

www.brockholes.org/volunteer

Volunteering at Brockholes

Around 200 volunteers have now been recruited, inducted and trained to begin volunteering at Brockholes, so we offer an enormous thank you to all who are helping it make such a big impact on our visitors… Volunteers truly are the face of Brockholes.

There are currently some exciting opportunities to be had volunteering here at Brockholes. Please have a look below at roles (you can click on the titles to download a full role description) which might suit you and click here to register, mentioning Brockholes and the role on the form.

Seasonal Activities Volunteer

Our seasonal activities program is the ideal opportunity for young people aged 16-23 to get involved here at Brockholes.

Running throughout all school holiday periods, you are expected to volunteer for 7 hours per week (normally one full day).

The Seasonal Activities Volunteer role is ideal for friendly, outgoing people who want to utilise their creative skills and help visitors – in particular children – enjoy the reserve. You will work alongside other volunteers to plan and deliver a variety of activities including pond dipping, guided walks, bird watching. The role will also include assisting with larger events such as our Extreme Adventure Weekend and Craft Fayres. Support will be given to you by the Events & Communications Manager.

This placement is perfect for those undertaking various award schemes, such as the Duke of Edinburgh award, as over the course of the summer you have the opportunity to gain upto 50 volunteering hours.

For full details on the role and what it entails, click here.

Seasonal Retail & Visitor Services

Our seasonal activities program is the ideal opportunity for young people aged 16-23 to get involved here at Brockholes.

As a volunteer for Retail & Visitor Services you will provide a warm welcome for visitors, helping to ensure that their Brockholes experience is a positive one. You will help visitors by providing them with information about products on sale in our gift stores and help them plan their visit by telling them about the various events and activities we have on offer.

The role suits a friendly, outgoing person who has an interest in wildlife and conservation.

Running throughout the school holiday periods, you are expected to volunteer for 7 hours per week (normally one full day).

This placement is perfect for those undertaking various award schemes, such as the Duke of Edinburgh award, as over the course of the summer you have the opportunity to gain upto 50 volunteering hours.

Each volunteer will be required to undergo a minimum of 1 and a half days training before they start. If you’d like to find out more or ask questions about any of these roles do not hesitate to get in touch with Catherine Haddon, Volunteering Support Officer on 01772 324 129 or email volunteer@lancswt.org.uk

www.brockholes.org/awards

Awards

Brockholes has scooped many high profile awards since opening in April 2011:

2013 Lancashire Tourism Award for Best Conference/Meeting venue

VisitEngland’s Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS) ‘Excellent’

Green Tourism Gold Award

Customer at the Heart Award

Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards ‘Marketing Campaign of the Year’

National Wood Award

BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ for the interim design stage

Chartered Institute of Building Services – Building of the Year 2011

Civic Trust Award

Civic Trust Special Award for Sustainability

Highly Commended in portfolio of Newlands sites in Landscape Awards

CIWEM Living Wetlands award

Greenbuilds award

Green Apple Awards for the Visitor Centre

Sustainable Project of the year – 2012 Building Awards

RICS North West – Overall award

RICS North West – Tourism and Leisure

RICS NW – Design & Innovation

RIBA North West Building of the Year

RIBA North West Sustainability Award

RIBA Award for top 50 new buildings in the UK

www.brockholes.org/business-0

Brockholes is an award winning-venue, which floats on one of our lakes – the only one of its kind in the UK.

Combine this unique design with access straight off the M6, a beautiful nature reserve, ample parking and on site catering, and you have found yourself the perfect venue for your next event. View our Conference Brochure here.

We think Brockholes is the natural place to do business, our dedicated centre can cater for 50 to 130 delegates.

We have a choice of two conference rooms and a reception/break-out area.

www.brockholes.org/conference-packages

At Brockholes we want you to be in control of your event as much as possible. This is why we have created these basic packages, enabling you to tweak each element to build an individual event.

Alternatively, we can cater to your specific requests if you require half day, early morning or evening hire.

Here is an overview of our conference packages, please contact us for a quote.

Our Conference brochure can be viewed in digi-book format here.

Day Delegate Package

Private room hire from 9am – 5pm
Tea and coffee served on arrival with bacon rolls
Mineral water for each guest
Tea and coffee served mid-morning
Buffet lunch served with tea, coffee and fresh fruit platter
Tea, coffee and biscuits served mid-afternoon
Use of a flip chart, screen and projector
Recycled pen and notepad for each delegate
Dedicated co-ordinator to assist you throughout the planning to delivery of your meeting
24 Hour Delegate Package

All of the above plus;

Three course dinner
Full breakfast
Accommodation in a standard bedroom at our recommended accommodation supplier

Accommodation

Preferential rates are available on request from a local hotel when booking through the Brockholes Sales Team.

We can tailor our packages to suit your needs. Make the UK’s first floating venue your next choice

Please contact us for more information or to arrange a meeting or showround with our Conference Sales Co-ordinator

Call us on 01772 872005 or enter your details below and we will contact you to discuss your requirements.

www.brockholes.org/sponsorship-opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Brockholes is an award winning nature reserve owned and manages by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, which was opened in 2011. The 250 acre reserve is already attracting record numbers of breeding birds and around 170,000 visitors each year. Brockholes runs a wide range of events throughout the year and has a particularly strong offer for families. Events include wild families, school holiday clubs, school and community group visits, self led trails and larger festivals during the summer holidays.

The key marketing campaigns run targeting families include Christmas, Summer and Easter. Each campaign targets a series of family focused publications across the North West, with a monthly average reach online of over 40,000 people through the website and social media. Advertising and direct marketing campaigns have an average reach of 70% of the total North West population.

Sponsorship and Partnership Opportunities

Summer at Brockholes sees a host of family events each year, from school holiday clubs to open air theatre, guided walks to family fun. Over the Summer period, Brockholes expects to welcome over 60,000 visitors. The marketing campaign is multi channel and will reach a wide audience of families across the North West. Brockholes has also been featured in the National Press for some of the unique events run. We have some new opportunities for sponsorship and partnership, which will allow your business to raise brand awareness and fulfill part of your Corporate Social Responsibility by supporting Brockholes and The Lancashire Wildlife Trust.

Summer at Brockholes Headline Sponsorship £4500

Expose your brand to thousands of families across the North West.
– Logo on all Summer promotional material
– Inclusion in all four of the Summer e-news and Lancashire Wildlife Trust e-news
– Sponsor Feature on Brockholes.org
– On site promotion
– Promotion through social media channels
– Inclusion in all PR activity
– Temporary use of Brockholes logo on promotional material directly related to the partnership

Wild Families Sponsorship £4000 per year

Our Wild Families events are always fully booked. With themes ranging from scarecrow hunts to nature detectives, each event provides quality family time for family members of all ages. Events are run throughout school holidays.
-Logo on marketing materials for Wild Families
-Inclusion in PR for trail launch
-Inclusion in social media activity
-Inclusion in Brockholes e-news

Seasonal Trail Sponsorship £500 per trail
Each visitor to Brockholes can collect their free seasonal trail on arrival. The trail helps visitors to explore the reserve, learn more about what to see and how the reserve changes with the season and challenges them to spot things.
-Logo on sponsorship trail
-Inclusion in PR for trail launch
-Inclusion in social media activity around the trail

Half term at Brockholes £1500
-Logo on all marketing materials
-Inclusion in launch PR
-Social media promotion

Annual Headline Sponsorship £10,000
– Logo inclusion on all Promotional Material
– Dedicated web page on Brockholes.org
– On site promotion
– Dedicated stand area on key event days
– Promotion through Brockholes and LWT e-news, member magazine
– Promotion through social media channels
– Inclusion in all PR activity
-Discounted delegate rate on our conference facilities

Children’s Corner £500

Would you like to help brighten up the children’s corner in our restuarant for our younger visitors?

-Inclusion in PR activity

-Recognition in the children’s area

-Inclusion in activity to our database promoting the new area

To talk to us more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Ruth Gaskell rgaskell@lancswt.org.uk or call 01772 324129.

www.brockholes.org/commercial-opportunities

Commercial Opportunities

Make Brockholes your business

Businesses are being offered an opportunity to become partners in a North West tourism and wildlife success story.

Brockholes nature reserve is entering the second phase of development which will provide commercial opportunities for other businesses and boost local employment.

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust attraction attracted 185,000 people to its nature reserve and the first ever floating visitor village in the UK, last year. It is looking to top that visitor figure this year.

Just off the M6 at Preston and easily accessible from anywhere in the UK, Brockholes has received more than 30 regional and national awards despite only opening in 2011. Visitors continue to pour in despite the reserve being surrounded by the attractions of Manchester, Blackpool and Liverpool.

The business has shown year-on-year growth and, as a result, is seeking commercial partners for the next phase of development.

Anne Selby, Chief Executive of the Wildlife Trust said “Brockholes has performed incredibly well despite being launched in a recession. We have steered the business through the stormy weather and achieved fantastic results.

“We are now looking to move into the next phase of development. As a conservation charity, we want to ensure our focus remains on the nature conservation of the reserve, whilst ensuring the commercial income supports this work. We are looking for expressions of interest at this stage and asking businesses to be creative with their proposals.”

The Visitor Village has a restaurant, shops, conference centre, welcome centre and education centre. Major companies have made use of the conference centre including RBS and Aldi. The surrounding nature reserve is continuing to grow, with an increasing population of resident creatures and rare visitors like red kite, bittern and otter.

Anne continued: “Brockholes received funding for the initial start up and development phases but it was always designed to be a self-sustaining model. By making the most of the commercial opportunities and keeping these balanced carefully with the needs of nature, we believe we can continue to success of Brockholes into the future and achieve even more fantastic results for wildlife, our wide range of visitors and the tourism economy”.

Opportunities include retail, water sports (non-motorised), indoor play provision, events partners and mobile food concessions. However, the Trust is open to hear if any investors would wish to develop sympathetic commercial facilities on the site.

An opportunity information pack is available by request from:
Karen Williams Karen.Williams@brockholes.org

Expressions of interest should initially be made to
Lindsey Poole, Commercial Development Manager lpoole@lancswt.org.uk

www.brockholes.org/groups

Group Visits

Whether it’s a full day out or just a quick stop off on the way to your destination, Brockholes is the ideal place for groups to visit.

There’s so much for all ages to see and learn about at Brockholes. Everyone from toddlers to seniors will find something to fascinate them, whether through our exciting range of organised events, or by just wandering around the site.

We are passionately committed to lifelong learning for all – our belief is that everyone should leave knowing something they didn’t when they arrived! The Lancashire Wildlife Trust has over a decade of experience in delivering environmental education, so you can relax, enjoy the surroundings and be sure to come away both enchanted and enlightened…

We have several options for various groups, each with a variety of benefits. For more information click on the relevant link below…

Coach Groups
School Groups
Community Groups

To enquire about group visits please call 01772 872000 or email info@brockholes.org. Or leave your details on the form below and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Coach Groups

Situated next to Junction 31 on the M6, we are the ideal stop for coach trips, whether it is for a short stop, as a green motorway services, or as part of a full day visit.

​Free entry for coaches and convenient coach drop-off point

We have a variety of walking trails for your group to explore, ranging from half an hour to 2 hours in length.

We have our floating visitor village that features a stunning waterside restaurant, 2 unique gift shops and a welcome centre with exhibits, which are ideal should your guests decide for something less active (or if the weather lets you down)!

All our buildings are fully accessible, while the vast majority of our paths are well surfaced, level and suitable for wheelchairs.

We now have a more convenient drop-off point exclusively for coaches and in addition have a number of benefits for coach groups:

• Free entry to the reserve and visitor centre
• Free coach parking
• Refreshment voucher for the coach driver
• Free familiarisation visit for group organisers
• Free meet and greet at the coach (on request)
• Free Brockholes welcome leaflet and trail guide
• Free events and activities throughout the year (visit our events calendar for details)
• Free play area
• Pre-booked guided tours (available at an extra charge)
• Adapted toilets available at the visitor centre

Please note that there is a 4 metre high bridge on the entrance to Brockholes. We also advise all coaches to let us know of their visit in advance by calling us on 01772 872000.

For any further information please just call 01772 872000, email info@brockholes.org

School Groups

Our 250 acre nature reserve and Visitor Village is a great place for school groups to visit. Children can learn about the geological history and how the quarrying has shaped the land today. And because we are a new nature reserve, you can watch it grow! It is also home to the UK’s first floating Visitor Village.

Most importantly of all, the children will be able to see that Brockholes is home to a host of wildlife, with many different species of bird popping by throughout the year, along with brown hare, dragonfly and deer to name a few!

Facilities

Your school will have use of the education centre on our floating visitor village and you will have at least one Education Officer dedicated to your group throughout the day.

Plus… NEW FOR 2014!

Next year your school will be able to get even closer to nature at Brockholes by booking an education session in our new purpose-built bird hide classroom, right on the edge of the lake!

The hide will overlook No 1 Pit Lake which is home to many different species of birds and you’ll also be able to look across to the new sand martin wall, which will provide valuable breeding habitat when they arrive in spring.

Why not your details below if you’d like us to keep to informed of these exciting new developments!

Programmes

We offer a wide range of programmes including:

Big Adventure in a Miniature World
Life Cycles
Migration and Hibernation
Environmental Art
Geography and Geology
​Forest School

You can read more about the education programmes available at Brockholes here. ​

Education Team

Our Education Team are based at Brockholes and have a huge amount of experience in inspiring young people about the natural world. They are a lively bunch and pride themselves on creating an exciting and memorable experience for your school. You can read about how great our team is here: Meet the Education Team.

Outreach

Can’t get to us? Then we can come to you! Our outreach education programme is very popular and offers a wide range of programmes for those who are unable to reach Brockholes.You can view our Outreach Programmes here.

For any information just call us on 01772 872000 for more information, email eduadmin@lancswt.org.uk

Community Groups

Brockholes is a great place to bring your community group, whether it’s the Scouts, Guides, Cubs, Brownies or Beavers or a rambling or photography group, there is something for everyone!

As well as exploring our stunning nature reserve you can enjoy an activity such as a guided walk, a mini-beast hunt or an environmental art session.

You can visit Brockholes during the day or we have special community group evenings when the reserve is open beyond our usual opening hours. Group activities usually take place between 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

Forest Schools

Forest Schools is a unique outdoor learning experience that improves children’s self-esteem, confidence and abilities.

Brockholes provides an inspirational setting for Forest Schools sessions and training, and is conveniently located just off junction 31 of the M6 at Preston.

Our Forest School sessions are designed and delivered by our experienced and fully qualified Education Team including our Level 3 Trained Forest Schools Practioner.

Our next Forest Schools adult training session will be running in October. To find out more about Forest School sessions at Brockholes please call 01772 872017 or email kphillips@lancswt.org.uk

www.brockholes.org/shop

Shop til you flock

Why not drop into our two on-site shops, The Nest and Village Store, which are packed with all sorts of goodies. We’ve a variety of products from local beverages and food, to cards and books and crafts and jewellery. They are the perfect place to pick up a unique gift… and there’s plenty of treats for the little ones too!

The Nest

The Nest is home to an inspiring collection of gifts, jewellery, books, toys, arts & crafts. Discover what’s inside The Nest here.

The Village Store

The Village Store stocks a wide range of products, from locally sourced food and drink treats to bird food, garden accessories and wildlife books. Come and look inside here.

Membership of the Wildlife Trust

Brockholes is a Lancashire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve. You can become a member today or talk to our friendly staff members and volunteers on your next visit to Brockholes. Gift membership is available in The Nest or you can buy it online here.

www.brockholes.org/eat

Our restaurant is the perfect place to stop and watch the world go by with panoramic views of our lake. Scrumptious homemade dishes and a taste bud tingling selection of Lancashire’s finest local produce are all here to tempt you, along with fair trade tea and coffee.

Our restaurant is open from 10am to 5pm.

www.brockholes.org/very-special-occasions

Brockholes is a fantastic place for your very special occasions.

Our floating venue is one of the newest and most unique in Lancashire and promises you and your guests an unforgetable event whatever the occasion.

We have a dedicated function centre that can accomodate weddings, christenings and all sort of functions.

The clean, contemporary finish of our venue means that you have the perfect opportunity to put your own stamp on your event, with a flexible range of catering available from our on-site restaurant.

We have a dedicated Conference and Events Co-ordinator that will be available to help you plan your special occasion.

Very Special Weddings

We had our first wedding celebration September 2011 and since then it’s been all go with Wedding Fayres and lots more bookings for this year and next. Find out more about weddings at Brockholes here.

Very Special Christenings

Brockholes is a real family friendly venue for a Christening celebration that you will remember for years to come. Find out more here.

For general enquiries about holding a function at Brockholes please call 01772 872005 or email philip.dunn@brockholes.org.

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