The Nature Discovery Centre is the ideal venue in a peaceful lakeside setting, with easy parking and good transport links
Nature Discovery Centre by Liz Child
The Nature Discovery Centre offers a wide ranging and varied programme of events throughout the year designed for the whole family.
Arts and crafts by Helen Walsh
The Nature Discovery Centre is surrounded by a mosaic of different habitats with fantastic wildlife to see all year around.
Common tern by Amy Lewis
The Nature Discovery Centre offers a great day out for all the family.
Please note: Essential, emergency resurfacing works are taking place on Lower Way between Herons Way and The Moors roundabout, starting on the 18th August.
These resurfacing works will continue for 2 weeks and may affect access to the Nature Discovery Centre during this time. Access to the site may be restricted for short periods during the work and temporary diversions will be in place.
If you are visiting the centre for an event on 19th, 21st, 22nd or 29th August please allow additional time for your journey
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this essential maintenance which is out of our control.
This fantastic visitor centre is packed full of interactive wildlife and natural history displays. There is a network of footpaths ranging from small family-friendly walks to longer paths for the more adventurous, and the bird hide offers a perfect opportunity to watch the world go by. Click here to download a map of the reserve
Important News 31 July 2014
Large amounts of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) have formed in the lake at the Nature Discovery Centre. These could produce toxins that are harmful to people and can kill animals. Read more...
The Nature Discovery Centre offers a wide ranging and varied programme of events throughout the year. With hands on wildlife activities, craft workshops, walks and talks there’s something to suit every member of the family.
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Are you looking for a venue for a family celebration, children's party, business meeting or team building day? The Nature Discovery Centre is the ideal venue in a peaceful lakeside setting, with easy parking and good transport links.
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There are activities for children and young people of all ages through our wildlife clubs. So if you are aged between 0 and 16, love wildlife, practical conservation and nature activities there’s something for you at the Nature Discovery Centre.
Find out more about our Wildlife Clubs
The Nature Discovery Centre is a great setting for outdoor education, with specifically designed areas perfect for getting closer to nature. Book a visit for your school group today.
Education at the Nature Discovery Centre.
The lake in front of the Nature Discovery Centre provides the perfect setting to view a wide variety of wildlife. The internationally important Thatcham Reedbeds is a short walk from the lake.
Find out more about the wildlife you can see.
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