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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)

ENTRANCE FEES

ENTRANCE TO THE FIELD STUDY CENTRE IS FREE

The Field Study Centre contains geological, archaeological and natural history exhibits, and a second-hand bookshop containing approximately 10,000 books.

ENTRANCE FEES TO THE RESERVE

  • Members: FREE (see below for membership fees)
  • Adults: £4.00
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children (16 & under)): £8.00
  • Children (5 – 16 yrs old): £2.00
  • Under 5’s: Free
  • (For concessions, deduct £1 for each qualifying adult.)
Please note: We are unable to accept payment by card

Stagecoach’s Big Bus scheme: Monkton Nature Reserve is included in The Big Bus Guide by Stagecoach South East. Visitor’s presenting a completed Big Bus voucher for the Reserve (downloadable from the Stagecoach website) and a valid bus ticket/pass will be entitled to 25% off our entrance price.

Max Card scheme: Thanet Countryside Trust supports the Max Card scheme for foster families and families of children with additional needs. On production of their Max Card, one adult gets half price entrance with each full paying child, with a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children per Max Card.

GROUPS

We welcome visits from schools, youth groups, adult social groups and adult care groups. We also welcome enquiries about holding birthday parties at the Reserve. Please phone the Reserve on 01843 822666 so that we can discuss your specific requirements.

PARKING IS FREE

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

For everyone’s safety and enjoyment we would be grateful if all visitors would adhere to the following:

  • Please stay on the designated trails
  • Do not attempt to wander off the trails to get to the quarry face
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • No smoking is allowed anywhere on the Reserve
  • Please help us preserve wildlife by leaving all logs, flowers, fungi and plants where you find them
  • No dogs are allowed on site, other than assistance dogs

MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2017

  • Single: £12.00
  • Joint (2 adults at same address): £18.00
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children (16 & under)): £18.00
  • (For concessions, deduct £1 for each qualifying adult.)
If you have bought a day entrance and then decide you would like to take out membership, we will deduct the cost of your entrance fee from the membership price! Just speak to a member of staff before you leave.

Please Note: Membership runs from the date of joining to the end of the calendar year and will be due for renewal on 1st January. Fees are discounted when membership is taken out during the last quarter of the year.

Check out the additional benefits of membership.

CONTACT DETAILS

Find out How to find us.

Email: monktonnaturereserve@hotmail.com
Telephone: 01843 822666