Children's parties at the Nature Discovery Centre

Children's parties at the Nature Discovery Centre

We offer a great range of activities to make your child’s birthday extra special

Book one of our rangers and our beautiful Lakeside Room for a party and choose from activities including pond dipping, bushcraft skills or digging for dinosaur bones! 

Best birthday party ever! Thank you

Party options

Parties for over 5s

This party includes two hours with one of our ranger team for activities followed by an hour in our Lakeside Room which you can use for party food or games. Choose one of our great options below.

Cost: £12.50 per child, minimum 8 children, maximum 15 children.

Bushcraft Adventure: Put your survival skills to the test! Follow a trail to our secret area, build yourself a den and learn to camouflage with your surroundings. Gather round the fire and enjoy a tasty treat to finish.

Minibeast Madness: Discover what amazing creatures live in the depths of our dipping pond and how to identify them. Then go on a minibeast hunt in our woodland and meadow and compare what you find.

Buried Treasure: Follow a trail around the reserve and discover the buried treasure. Work as a team to answer questions and clues on nature to discover what secrets have been left behind.

Bug hunting

Parties for under 5s

This party includes an hour with one of our ranger team for activities followed by an hour in our Lakeside Room which you can use for party food or games. Choose one of our great options below.

Cost: £8.50 per child, minimum 8 children, maximum 15 children. 

Teddy’s Adventure: Bring your teddy along for an adventure around the reserve using all your senses. Discover the best things to make a really smelly smoothie and collect colours from nature. We’ll finish the party with a teddy bear dance. 

Minibeast Madness:  Use our nets and pots to find all the creatures that like to live in the meadow and woodland. Hunt under logs, in the trees and through the mud. 

Dinosaur discovery: Love dinosaurs? Then this is the party for you! Go back in time, look for dinosaur footprints & hunt for dinosaur bones! 

Exploring woodland

How to book

Birthday parties are available at weekends and during school holidays. We run parties starting at 10am or 2pm but can be flexible with timings. 

To book please contact the Nature Discovery Centre with your preferred date on 01635 874381 or ndc@bbowt.org.uk 

Everyone had a fantastic time! Worry free and joyful experience. Thank you for making our day so lovely and special!

Where to find us

We are located between Thatcham and Newbury, a short distance off the A4 at:

Nature Discovery Centre, Muddy Lane, Lower Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3FU

Find us on GoogleMaps

Tel: 01635 874381

Email: ndc@bbowt.org.uk

Pond dipping