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Children pond-dipping at Ebbw Vale
Learning about pond creatures on a school visit

School visits to Thatcham Reedbeds and Greenham Common

All our courses have been designed to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. Specially trained field teachers involve and instruct the children, providing a fun, educational and thought-provoking day. We use two sites: 

Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre 

Thatcham's network of gravel pits, reedbed, woodland, hedges and grassland is rich in wildlife and provides a fascinating area for study. The lake attracts water birds throughout the year, which are easy to view - even for small children. The centre, with interactive displays and many hands on activities, forms an exciting base for your visit.   

'I think this is a super reserve. Staff were superb and helpful. We will come again.' Moorfield School

Greenham Common 

This former military base, Berkshire's largest heathland, is now being restored to its former natural beauty. Visitors can see the amazing changes taking place as West Berkshire Council undertakes one of the most ambitious heathland restoration projects in the country. As the wildlife returns, children can investigate the issues concerning the history and management of the site. 

When can we visit?

You can visit any weekday during term. Half-day sessions usually last from 10 am to 12 noon or 1 pm to 3 pm, and a full-day from 10 am to 2.30 pm

Programme, booking information, prices and map

Contact (for booking or to discuss the programme)

Tel: 01635 874381
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