Monkton Nature Reserve
Entrance to Monkton Nature Reserve Field Study Centre is free, and you’ll find archaeological and natural history exhibits, a large selection of second-hand books, plus a small refreshments area.
Modest fees apply for access onto the reserve itself, featuring various habitats - chalk grassland, woodland and aquatic. Take a gentle walk around the reserve and discover lots of wildlife and wildflowers.
Benches around the reserve allow you to take in the views. There are various activities throughout the year for children including a brass rubbing trail, a dinosaur quiz trail, a fairy house trail and an arts and crafts box in the main picnic area.
An active astronomy group with two on-site observatories are based at the reserve. The group holds regular viewing evenings and events throughout the year. Membership of the Monkton Stargazers is a free upgrade to the regular Reserve membership.
12-month membership schemes are available: £15 for a single adult; £20 for a joint (2 adults at the same address) or family (up to 2 adults + children at the same address). Concessionary rates are available.
For more information, including details of upcoming events, please go to our website. You can also find us on Facebook.
Open from 10am to 5pm from April to October (inclusive)
Open from 10am to 3pm from November to March (inclusive)
Free car parking
Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop
Groups: £10 Family