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Monkton Nature Reserve

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Conservation and Education

For the local community

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Our own observatories

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Prices & Opening Times

Prices & Opening Times

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Sunday – 7 days a week
Summer: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm  (April to October inclusive)
Winter:    10:00 am to 3:00 pm  (November to March inclusive) (more…)

Around the Reserve

Around the Reserve

Monkton Nature Reserve is a 16 acre wildlife oasis reclaimed from a former chalk quarry in East Kent, and it is now home to many protected and endangered species of fauna and flora.

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Children’s Activities

Children’s Activities

We have a variety of children’s activities that will keep our younger visitors’ entertained, and encourage an interest in nature at the same time!

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Second-hand Bookshop

Second-hand Bookshop

Our second-hand bookshop has an extensive range of approximately 10,000 books for sale, both fiction and non-fiction.

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Monkton Stargazers

Monkton Stargazers

Monkton Nature Reserve is home to the Monkton Stargazers astronomy group and the two Thanet Observatories.

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Field Study Centre

Field Study Centre

There is much of interest to see in the exhibition areas of the Field Study Centre, and entrance is FREE.

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Upcoming Events


Recent posts

  • Easyfundraising
  • 12th June 2016

  • So far, by the end of May, a total of £363.30 had been raised for Monkton Nature Reserve by 31 supporters who simply use the easyfundraising website to access their favourite online shopping websites. Using…

  • Environmental Education Services
  • Monkton Nature Reserve is now offering a variety of environmental education services which can be tailored to the specific needs of a school, club or society. Please see our new Education page for more details.

  • Bat & Moth Evening
  • 5th June 2016

  • As part of the National Moths night activities, there will be a combined Bat & Moth viewing evening at the Reserve on June 10th. See the Events section for full details.

  • Noritake
  • 27th May 2016

  • There will be various pieces of Noritake china for sale at cut prices on Sunday 29th May as part of our Open Weekend event. All proceeds will go towards our work at Monkton Nature Reserve.