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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

Aug
06

OPEN DAY 2017

Our annual Open Day event with free entry to the Reserve....

Recent posts

  • Pond Dipping at Monkton Nature Reserve
  • 17th July 2017

  • During the summer school holidays, Monkton Nature Reserve will be holding a limited number of pond dipping sessions. These will be held on Thursdays over six consecutive weeks. Places are limited, so booking will be…

  • Open Day 2017
  • 13th July 2017

  • Our annual Open Day will be held on Sunday 6th August. As well as our usual offerings, visitors will have their first opportunity, in the afternoon, to visit our refurbished Frenken Museum Room. The Open…

  • Bargain Books for July
  • 2nd July 2017

  • Too hot to do anything at home? Why not come and browse the books at the Nature Reserve? You will be sure of a warm welcome and a cool bookshop! Then take your purchases home…

  • Bargain Books for June
  • 31st May 2017

  • Following the reinstatement of some bookshelves, the Art and Craft section is now back all in one place. As ever, the volume of books coming in means we do not have the time to keep…