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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 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


Recent posts

  • Thanet Community Lotto now live!
  • 16th November 2017

  • You can now support our work at Monkton Nature Reserve by buying a weekly Thanet Community Lotto ticket. Thanet Community Lotto is a weekly online lottery created to support local causes in Thanet. Tickets are…

  • 12-Months Membership now available
  • 2nd November 2017

  • We have changed our membership deal! We have finally dispensed with the rather clumsy, calendar year membership which would expire at the end of each year irrespective of when the membership was taken out. We…

  • Thanet Community Lotto
  • 29th October 2017

  • You will soon be able to support our work at Monkton Nature Reserve by buying a weekly Thanet Community Lotto ticket. Thanet Community Lotto is a weekly online lottery created to support local causes in…

  • Bargain Books for November and December
  • 26th October 2017

  • Dare I mention the ‘C’ word? The shops are now filling up with chocolates, Christmas puddings and pies and other treats, so we thought we should give you the opportunity of some bargain Christmas-themed books….