The Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham Berkshire

The Garden

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust manage the Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham.  The Centre welcomes visitors to to find out more about local wildlife with its displays and a varied programme of activities throughout the year.

The Centre sits within a reserve that has a range of different habitats including a lake, meadow and woodland areas and is adjacent to Thatcham Reedbeds.

There’s a network of footpaths around the reserve ranging from small family friendly walks to longer walks for the more adventurous – enabling exploration of nearby Bowdown Woods or Greenham Common

Image © BBOWT

The Silent Space

The Silent Space in the reserve is a secluded meadow area that is mostly enjoyed by school children during term time.  Throughout the summer and during the quiet of weekend mornings you can hear the gentle buzz of insects that live among the meadow grasses. The space offers a wonderful spot for quiet contemplation – an opportunity to relax and enjoy this peaceful area within the busy reserve.

For opening times please check the Centre's website.