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Photo 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.
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
Please note: The Centre will be closing early on Friday 20th February to prepare for a special evening event. The gallery and discovery hall will be closed from 3pm and the cafe and shop will close at 4pm
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.
See what's on at the NDC
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.
Find out more about our facilities
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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