How to get here

The Centre is off Lower Way in Thatcham, easily accessible from the A4 and close to Newbury. The full address of the centre is

The Nature Discovery Centre
Muddy Lane
Lower Way
RG19 3FU

Bring Your Group to the Nature Discovery Centre

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Bring Your Group. Photo by Ed SweetmanBring Your Group. Photo by Ed Sweetman

There are so many great opportunities to get your group involved with a visit to the Nature Discovery Centre. Book a session with one of our ranger team and enjoy a guided tour or bring your group and lead them yourself.

Guided sessions for groups

We offer a fantastic range of guided sessions for uniformed and other groups. Get hands on wildlife experience with bug hunts, pond dipping and bird watching. Test your group’s ingenuity with a bushcraft session, teach them all about recycling or get hands on with a practical task to help us conserve wildlife on the reserve. There’s plenty of activities which can be tailored to meet specific badge requirements or can be put together to organise a fun session.

Please contact Centre Ranger Becky O’Melia for more information via

Self-led groups

We welcome self-led visits to the reserve but request that you let us know you will be visiting and what you intend to do during your visit. Unfortunately we can not guarantee space in our café or an indoor area for picnicking but you can hire our Lakeside Room for £30 an hour to accommodate your group. Parking for coaches and large minibuses needs to be arranged in advance. Please contact our Education Officer Sophie Axford for more information via


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