The Nature Discovery Centre
Average time spent – 1.5-3+ hours.
Things to do at The Nature Discovery Centre review
The Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham Berkshire is a nature reserve with three flooded gravel quarries.
The centre itself is full of interactive wildlife and natural history displays which families will enjoy looking at. Around the lakes, there is a network of footpaths. There is a range of walk lengths from short family-friendly walks to longer paths for the more adventurous. There is a map on their website which you can download.
The centre also hosts a wide range of events and activities many of which are aimed at families. These include guided bird walks, nature tot sessions, clubs for different age ranges of children and more. It’s a great way to get kids interested in nature and to learn from experts.
There is a large adventure playground. The area for older children has a huge wooden multi-storey climbing frame, with a tunnel slide, obstacle course and zip wire. For younger children, there is a separate area with plenty of play equipment including rockers, slides, fireman’s pole, small climbing frame, balance beams and swings.
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Important Information The Nature Discovery Centre
Eating – There is a cafe that serves hot and cold food and drinks.
Facilities in brief – Nature centre with interactive displays, a large adventure playground and walking trails of different lengths. There are toilets and a cafe.
Entry price – *FREE
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE. The centre and the nature reserve are free to visit.
Opening: The Nature centre is open almost all year round. Please visit their website for up to date opening times.
Information on accessibility – please contact the centre
Address: Lower Way, Thatcham RG19 3FU, Berkshire, England. Phone: 01635 874381
Category – Nature centre – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages.
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