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Nature Discovery Centre

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Open Now: 10:30 - 17:00
Open today: 10:30 - 17:00
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sunny days are great

Such a lovely walk in any weather always looks different, a great sunny walk with friends so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thatcham, United Kingdom
Great Place To Walk The Dog

We regularly visit to walk or dog. Always things going on, adventure playgrounds for kids, dipping... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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“feed the ducks”(14 reviews)
“older children”(15 reviews)
The Nature Discovery Centre is a visitor centre on a nature reserve on the outskirts of Thatcham, Berkshire. This fantastic visitor centre is packed full of interactive wildlife and natural history displays. There is a network of footpaths ranging...more
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Muddy Lane | Lower Way, Thatcham RG19 3FU, England
+44 1635 874381
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All reviews feed the ducks nature discovery older children water birds main lake nice stroll bird life large lake watch the birds cake various activities interesting things nice cafe great place to walk spring and summer play area for kids ideal for families
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a lovely walk in any weather always looks different, a great sunny walk with friends so peaceful well worth a look

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank fishthat
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We regularly visit to walk or dog. Always things going on, adventure playgrounds for kids, dipping pond, cafe. A good place to spend a couple of hours.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Phil-and-Alli-J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Great place to walk your dogs or just exercise by yourself or with family. Discovery Centre has lots of great information about the local area and wildlife as well as a cafe, play area, toilets and car park too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Samuel P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here on a number of occasions. We love wandering around the lake, seeing the wildlife and then having an ice cream or drink at the end. Probably around a 45 minute trip but if you have children the centre is really good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank T4msp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s dumb lit we about to pull up real sick time can get a bit mental with the mandem. The climbing frame is dumb lit

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Xavier C
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

We visited on a cold but dry day, wrapped up warm, wellies on and had a fantastic day! We followed the Winter Trail (£1.50 for first child and 50p for each extra child to cover the cost of the prize) the trail started at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Spearey
Reviewed 26 December 2018

We came here for a walk on the weekend before Christmas. It was all grey and cold. However, the area provides a nice walk even if there wasn't that much wildlife to see. The little café had friendly faces delivering freshly made sandwiches and cakes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Lovely place to walk the dog round the edge of the ponds whilst watching the wildfowl on the ponds. Good that there is a cafe there and a couple of play areas for children too.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SimonGotelee
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Just a few minutes away from the busy A4, this is a place of relative peace run by BBOWT. We started this visit in the cafe and had a nice sandwich lunch followed by a cake. We took time to look through the displays next...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Russell S
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped en route to visit friends to have a walk and stretch our legs. Lovely area to wander round and plenty of seats etc. Cafe but we didn’t use other than to pop around shop and into loos.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank katie26
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1 June 2016|
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Response from Berks Bucks Oxo... W | Property representative |
Dogs are permitted on site. We encourage responsible dog ownership, so to echo previous points please keep your dog under control at all times, and preferably on a lead near the building. Dogs are not permitted in the... More
1 June 2016|
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Response from Richard477 | Reviewed this property |
We saw people taking dogs for walks round the lake and a longer walk. They should be kept from chasing ducks though. Some have ducklings.