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The Living Rainforest

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Address: Hampstead Norreys, Newbury RG18 0TN, England
Phone Number:
+44 1635 202444
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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So much to see!

I visited the living rainforest with a toddler and baby. It was a great place to visit for a few hours, specially when the weather isn't great. So much to see for both the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Marlotte S
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salisbury wiltshire
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33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great place to vist when its bad weather outside or any day birds fying and roaming free a sloth called cinaamon which was being feed by the staff snakes / monkeys tree tropical plants/ fish / rays only enough to do for a few hours café for tea coffee ect gift shop you can sit in a picnic area on... More 

Thank simonf4
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the living rainforest with a toddler and baby. It was a great place to visit for a few hours, specially when the weather isn't great. So much to see for both the children. Trees, plants, birds, snakes, monkeys.. after just over an hour or so wandering around we came out and there was a workshop with tropical instruments... More 

Thank Marlotte S
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loads of cool animals including a sloth called cinnamon! Nice little cafe with great coffee Good day out, would recommend!

Thank George G
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was passing through on our way to a Hotel in Henley, worth stopping at for a couple of hours. We arrived at 11am and had to queue for 15 minutes to get in, however once we were in, there was space on the 11:30 guided tour. Very knowledgeable guide took us round for an hour, showing all the exhibits, and... More 

Thank Frankie1506
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a half day trip , but definitely worth the visit. We took a 10month old , it was busy but still got round with the buggy, however if we visited again we would carry him especially on a busy day. Lots to see, the little paths that take you through make you feel part of the forest, and... More 

Thank SBRI
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has the potential to be amazing however at the moment it is over priced, one hour filler. We expected great things when visiting, it is well kept with lots to see but they need to improve staff customer interaction, they are only dabbling on what they offer in the way of talks and hands on experiences. So much... More 

3 Thank Nikki M
Hindhead, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think my expectations were higher than they perhaps should have been. I thought the place was rather expensive for what it was. We joined a guided tour as soon as we arrived which was informative and took us round the exhibits explaining what or who they were. The information was great but the tour guide wasn't very animated and... More 

1 Thank rustyspr0cket
Reading, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here with my boyfriend and had a great time. It's a relatively small place so don't expect to get a whole day out of a trip here but an afternoon will do just fine. Suitable for children and families. Lots to look at with some adorable little monkeys and a big old Sloth climbing through the trees. The price... More 

Thank Lizzie S
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of interesting animals to see and some nice displays in the centre. Lovely park outside with picnic tables.

Thank JuliaGoolia2017
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103 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to the rainforest on a ad-hoc visit. Although very interesting and beautiful rainforest setting. The website does not do the place justice. The perception of the place being much bigger than it is. Which is disappointing. You only need an hour to go round so if your travelling a distance it would be worth making sure you have other... More 

Thank Kande11

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