I recently asked the Friends of my “Louise nhm Smith” profile on Facebook for their suggestions on where are the best places to feed ducks in Basingstoke and North Hampshire.
Thank you very much to everyone who responded! and thank you to Gemma for putting this post together!
Here is also a link to show you what food we should and shouldn’t feed the ducks, thank you Liane for the information: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/keeping-our-ducks-healthy/six-things-you-didnt-know-you-could-feed-ducks
NHM Readers Favourite places to feed ducks in Basingstoke and North Hampshire
Rachel said: Eastrop Park
Amy: There are ducks in Eastrop Park in town xx
Jade: Bartons Mill
Sherfield on Loddon
Saretta: Sherfield on Loddon has a lovely duck pond too 🙂
Abbie: There is a great duck pond in Sherfield-on-Loddon with loads of ducks and there is a nearby park, pub and cafe!
Karen: Basingstoke Canal near King John’s Castle in Odiham
Thatcham Discovery Centre
Kelly: Thatcham Discovery Centre
Amber: Second the Thatcham Discovery Centre! Lovely walk around the lake and a good park too.
Jen: Definitely Thatcham. But get there first thing as we’ve been later in the day and the ducks weren’t hungry as so many people had fed them already!
Wendy: Thatcham sells you suitable food, tells you what the birds are called and has a brilliant playground too.
Kathryn: Fleet Pond
Winchester Silk Mill
Elaine: Whitchurch Silk Mill. We even sell duck and swan food to feed them properly!
Juanita: The Vyne 🙂
Dannii: The ducks are always hungry there too.
Winchester Leisure Centre
Donna: I would also recommend Winchester Leisure Centre – we always pop down there for duck feeding and the park is perfect for toddlers.
Sherborne St John
Edie: There’s a lovely duck pond by the church in Sherborne St John with very tame (and fat!) ducks.
Ruza: Sherborne st john
Fiona: The stream in Alresford is beautiful for a little walk and you have the High Street bakery for a treat and a large play park too.
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