Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre

Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre
Muddy Lane, Lower Way, Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 3FU
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Animal Experience Day - Fur And Feathers

Come and meet the keepers from 'The Animal Experience'. This week they are bring a selection of animals which will include Meerkats, a hit with all ages, African Hedgehogs, quite distinct from those found in this country. Gambian Pouch Rats these used for sniffing out landmines, and able to identify someone infected…

Animal Experience Day-Reptiles And Mini Beasts

A sure hit with both children and adults alike, our Reptiles and Mini-Beasts event introduces you to an amazing selection of unusual animals. The opportunity to get up close and personal and even hold many of these rare and unusual creatures. On the day you will meet snakes, ranging from the Milksnake all the way up to…

Animal Experience Day - Reptiles And Mini-Beasts

A sure hit with both children and adults alike, our Reptiles and Mini-Beasts event introduces you to an amazing selection of unusual animals. The opportunity to get up close and personal and even hold many of these rare and unusual creatures. On the day you will meet snakes, ranging from the Milksnake all the way up to…

Autumn Wildlife Photography Course

Photograph the Autumn wildlife with practical guidance and tuition from wildlife photographer Iain Green. Discover and learn about seasonal specialities of the reserve and how to photograph them. A practical course, the day will begin with an introductory session inside, before heading out to explore. Suitable for both…

Sat 23 Sep

£65.00 this includes tuition refreshments and lunch.

Children's Wildlife Photography Course

Learn how to take a great photograph with the expert guidance of expert wildlife photographer Iain Green. The course will start inside with an introduction to wildlife photography, camera settings and how to vary the composition of your photographs for impact and creativity. We'll then head off to explore the nature…

Fri 2 Jun

£25 per child includes refreshments and snacks

Tue 29 Aug

£25 per child includes refreshments and snacks

Crocodiles Of The World

Crocodiles of the World is a conservation and education zoo. Its aim is to inform and educate adults, children and infants about animals and conservation. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Crocodiles of the World is a conservation and education zoo. Its aim is to inform and educate adults, children and infants about animals and…

Wed 2 Aug

Booking essential £4.50 per person.

Crocodiles Of The World

Crocodiles of the World is a conservation and education zoo. Its aim is to inform and educate adults, children and infants about animals and conservation. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Crocodiles of the World is a conservation and education zoo. Its aim is to inform and educate adults, children and infants about animals and…

Crocodiles Of The World

Crocodiles of the World is a conservation and education zoo. Its aim is to inform and educate adults, children and infants about animals and conservation. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Crocodiles of the World is a conservation and education zoo. Its aim is to inform and educate adults, children and infants about animals and…

Wed 2 Aug

Booking essential £4.50 per person.

Lakeside Arts Workshop With Tessa Kirby

Join us for a day to explore your artistic capabilities. This day-long workshop will be relaxed and informal and will be based in our Lakeside room where magnificent views and abundant wildlife will be an inspiration to all. Artist Tessa Kirby will be your tutor for the day and will encourage you to broaden your…

Let's Go Batty - Bat Walk And Talk

Dave Endacott from the Oxford bat group will be at the Nature Discovery Centre this evening. He will introduce you to his rescue bats which will include Sophie the serotine bat, Wally the noctule and Cherpy the pipistrelle. You will learn all about our native British bats, their flight, food and echolocation. At…

Fri 1 Sep

£4.50 includes refreshments

Let's Go Batty - Bat Walk And Talk

This event is repeated on Friday 1st September. Dave Endacott from the Oxford bat group will be at the Nature Discovery Centre this evening. He will introduce you to his rescue bats which will include Sophie the serotine bat, Wally the noctule and Cherpy the pipistrelle. You will learn all about our native British…

Fri 18 Aug

£4.50 includes refreshments

May Evening Night Safari

Make the most of the fine weather and longer days by exploring nocturnal life at the Nature Discovery Centre. We will start with some crafts and games that help develop senses invaluable to night-time creatures and then Oxford Bat Group member Dave Endacott will introduce you to his rescue bats.  He will explain all…

Wed 31 May

4.50 includes refreshments

Nature Explorers Club

Join us on the third Saturday of every month for a hands on wildlife club for 5-8 year olds. Each month follows a different theme with hands on wildlife activities, craft, stories and child-led play. Book for one session or a series of six. Who is this event suitable for? Children aged 5-8 years old. All children must…

Sat 15 Jul

£4 per child, adults free

Planting For Wildlife: For July - Knapweed And Betony

Wildlife-friendly plants for sale. Experts on hand to advise. Visit our new 'gardening for wildlife' advice clinic where our experts will be on hand once a month to provide gardening advice, together with a range of wildlife-friendly plants for sale. This month we will be featuring Knapweed for butterflies and bees…

Planting For Wildlife: For June- Foxgloves, Valerian And Meadowsweet

Wildlife-friendly plants for sale. Experts on hand to advise. Visit our new 'gardening for wildlife' advice clinic where our experts will be on hand once a month to provide gardening advice, together with a range of wildlife-friendly plants for sale. This month we will be featuring fosgloves for the larger bumble bees…

Planting For Wildlife: For May - Red Campion And Hardy Geraniums

Wildlife-friendly plants for sale. Experts on hand to advise. Visit our new 'gardening for wildlife' advice clinic where our experts will be on hand once a month to provide gardening advice, together with a range of wildlife-friendly plants for sale. This month we will be featuring hardy geraniums, native and…

Spring Wildlife Photography Course

Photograph the Centre's spectacular spring wildlife with practical guidance and tuition from wildlife photographer Iain Green. Discover and learn about seasonal specialities of the reserve and how to photograph them. A practical course, the day will begin with an introductory session inside, before heading out to explore.

Sat 27 May

£65.00 this includes tuition refreshments and lunch.

Summer Wildlife Photography Course

Photograph the summer wetland wildlife with practical guidance and tuition from wildlife photographer Iain Green. Discover and learn about seasonal specialties of the reserve and how to photograph them. A practical course, the day will begin with an introductory session inside, before heading out to explore. Suitable for…

Sat 22 Jul

£65.00 this includes tuition refreshments and lunch.

Willow Basket Weaving Workshop

Join tutor Christine Brewster for a relaxed and informal day of basket making. She will teach how to turn a simple raw material into a robust and characterful basket. You will learn useful techniques and be encouraged to use your imagination to creat a unique functional basket, all from just a bundle of twigs! All…

Sat 1 Jul

£65.00 per workshop, includes tuition, materials, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Winter Wildlife Photography Course

Learn how to use your camera to capture the very best of the winter wildlife and landscapes at the Nature Discovery Centre. Practical guidance and tuition will be provided by expert wildlife photographer Iain Green. Discover and learn about seasonal specialities of the reserve and how to photograph them. A practical…

Sat 10 Feb 2018

£65.00 this includes tuition refreshments and lunch.

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