Donate
Slide background

Monkton Nature Reserve

Slide background

Conservation and Education

For the local community

Slide background

Our own observatories

Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background
Slide background

Prices & Opening Times

Prices & Opening Times

OPENING HOURS

Open 6 days a week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. CLOSED WEDNESDAYS.
Summer: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, last admission 4.00pm  (April to October inclusive)
Winter:    10:00 am to 3:00 pm, last admission 2.00pm  (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.

(more…)

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!

(more…)

Second-hand Bookshop

Second-hand Bookshop

Our second-hand bookshop has an extensive range of approximately 8,000 books for sale, both fiction and non-fiction.

(more…)

Monkton Stargazers

Monkton Stargazers

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

(more…)

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.

(more…)

Upcoming Events


Recent posts

  • NOTE: February astronomy viewing date change
  • 21st February 2019

  • PLEASE NOTE: The astronomy viewing session planned for Friday 22nd February has been postponed due to anticipated poor viewing conditions. The session will now be held on SATURDAY 23rd FEBRUARY. The session will run from…

  • Second-Hand Bookshop Sale
  • 18th February 2019

  • Sale starts Tuesday 19th February and ends Sunday 3rd March. See more of our second-hand bookshop at the Reserve here.  

  • February Half Term opening
  • 28th January 2019

  • For the February school half term holiday week the Reserve will be open on Wednesday 20th February when there will be an arts event. For a full listing of the half term events we have…

  • Education Programmes
  • Our new educational programmes are now available to view here. Please feel free to contact us at education@monkton-reserve.org to discuss your requirements.