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The Nature Discovery Centre

Lower Way, Thatcham RG19 3FU, UK

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About The Nature Discovery Centre

The Nature Discovery Centre is a 35-hectare nature reserve in Thatcham in Berkshire.  It provides a wonderful day out for all the family! Walk around Thatcham Lake, visit our reedbed nature reserve, feed the ducks, and let off steam in the adventure playgrounds. Enjoy delicious, organic refreshments served in our Lakeside cafe.



Attractions near The Nature Discovery Centre

West Berkshire Museum3.33km from The Nature Discovery Centre

West Berkshire Museum is housed in two of Newbury’s best-loved historic buildings. This permanent exhibition tells the story of West Berkshire. From the rocks under your feet to the stories of the people who have lived here; our early ancestors, to well know characters like Jack of Newbury to our most recent family: they have created the towns and villages, roads and canals, fields and farms, industries, pastimes and organizations that we know today.

Donnington Castle4.98km from The Nature Discovery Centre

The Donnington Castle is a ruined medieval castle that was held by the Abberbury family from 1287.  It consists originally of a curtain wall with four round corner towers, two square wall towers, and a substantial gatehouse, constructed around a courtyard in the style typical of the fortified residences of the period. The site is under the care of English Heritage and is protected from unauthorised change as a scheduled ancient monument.

Bucklebury Farm & Deer Safari Park5.56km from The Nature Discovery Centre

Bucklebury Farm Park is an animal park located at Bucklebury in Berkshire, England. The Farm Park consists of mostly Animals, Play equipment, Deer and Woody's Cafe which opened in 2013. Bucklebury Farm Park also houses a revolutionary Jumping Pillow which is one of only few in the UK. It was one of the iconic locations in this area which gives you a new experience.

Sandham Memorial Chapel7.52km from The Nature Discovery Centre

Sandham Memorial Chapel was commissioned by Mary and Louis Behrend as a memorial to Mary’s brother, Lieutenant Henry Willoughby Sandham, who died at the end of World War One.  The Chapel is set amidst lawns and orchards with views across Watership Down. This beautiful garden and the surroundings increase the beauty of this area.

The Living Rainforest9.87km from The Nature Discovery Centre

A stunning collection of dramatic and rare plant species and creatures of the rainforest that thrive in tropical temperatures. A visit to The Living Rainforest is a rare opportunity to see some of the wonderful plants and wildlife that the world is losing as rainforests disappear. The Living Rainforest has been accredited by the Council for Learning Outside of the Classroom and awarded the LOtC Quality Badge. Each year around 25,000 children visit the Living Rainforest as part of their school's

Highclere Castle10.15km from The Nature Discovery Centre

Highclere Castle is a majestic country house situated in a 5,000-acre estate is in Hampshire, England. It has been home to the Carnarvon family since 1679. The Castle’s history also includes a fascinating connection with ancient Egypt, as the 5th Earl, with Howard Carter, discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. It has been used as a filming location for several films and television series and it also holds ticketed events, such as the Battle Proms picnic concert, a

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This romantic county is renowned for its connections with the Royal Family, the River Thames meandering along the northern edge and its many beautiful gardens ablaze with colour. Berkshire was recognised by the Queen as the Royal County of Berkshire in 1957 because of the presence of Windsor Castle, and letters patent were issued in 1974.