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Planting for Wildlife: for February – snowdrops @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wildlife-friendly plants for sale. Visit our new ‘gardening for wildlife’ advice clinic where our experts will be on hand once a month to provide gardening advice, together with a range of wildlife-friendly plants for sale.

This month we will be featuring snowdrops and other spring bulbs with their specific benefits to wildlife at this time of the year. Why not come and have a chat before or after your visit to the nature reserve ?

Snowdrops also available for sale on Sunday 4th February.

All proceeds from the plant sales are donated to the Wildlife Trust.

Who is this event suitable for?
Gardeners with an interest in wildlife

What to bring?
money and questions!

What to wear?
We are indoors, but you need appropriate clothing for the weather on the day to walk around the nature reserve


Beautiful Birds Nests @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Discover all the weird and wonderful nests that birds make and how they attract a mate during this drop-in event. Follow a quiz trail around the lake and make a craft to take home.

This event is suitable for children aged 2 and above. Activities are aimed at primary school aged children.

The trail will be held outside, please come dressed for the weather.

No need to book, just drop in.

£2 per craft item, includes quiz trail sheet (adults free)

Nature Explorers Club @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us on the third Saturday of every month for a hands on wildlife club for 5-8 year olds. Each month follows a different theme with hands on wildlife activities, craft, stories and child-led play. Book for one session or a series of six.

Who is this event suitable for?
Children aged 5-8 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

What to bring?
The clubs are designed to allow child-led outdoor play. Come prepared to get muddy and be outside whatever the weather. We will also be cooking snacks on a fire. We recommend long trousers and closed toed shoes whatever the weather as you will be kneeling down and walking through long grass.


We want all children to be able to enjoy the club. If your child has any additional needs you would like to discuss please contact us.

To book, please click on the tickets link then search for ‘Nature Explorers’.

Spring Blooms – Wire Flower Workshop @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Explore working with fabulous enameled copper wire , copper mesh and beads. Artist Flora Gare will help you learn with step by step instructions how to create a Spring Bloom wire sculpture.

All materials and supplies are included in the cost of the workshop, but please bring a small pair of pliers if you have them.

Refreshments throughout the day including lunch and lovely homemade cake are also included. Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs when you book.

This is an informal and fun day suitable for complete beginners or those who want to build on existing skills.

Linking the Landscape: Nature Tots @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Feb 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Come along to our parent and toddler group. A great opportunity each month for you and your pre-school little ones to have fun in natural surroundings. Each session will include activities such as bug-hunting, mud-painting and mask-making. Tea, biscuits and mud provided! Booking essential.

All children must be accompanied by an adult and please dress for the weather.

To buy tickets, please click on the tickets link then search for ‘Nature Tots Thatcham’.