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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)

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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 8,000 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

May
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Pollination Workshop

An illustrated talk will introduce the weird and wonderful world of...

Recent posts

  • Volunteering Positions
  • 3rd February 2018

  • We are looking for volunteers to fill specific roles. These roles include fundraising, bid writing for grants, greeters for reception, helping to develop our gift shop and serving teas and coffees in our cafe. If…

  • Ecotricity Offer
  • 22nd December 2017

  • Thanet Countryside Trust has arranged an offer with Ecotricity, Britain’s greenest energy supplier, to make donations to Monkton Nature Reserve when people switch their energy supply. For details on this offer go to our page…

  • Christmas Closing Dates
  • 17th December 2017

  • The Reserve will be closed on the following dates over the Christmas and New Year period: Sat 23rd Dec Sun 24th Dec Mon 25th Dec Tues 26th Dec Sun 31st Dec Mon 1st Jan We…

  • Monkton NR Bookshop Facebook page
  • 20th November 2017

  • Great news! We now have a dedicated Facebook page (@MNRbookshop), where we will keep you updated on any interesting new book arrivals. This means that we are now able to offer a reservation service –…