Butterfly on woman's hand in Rainforest

The Living Rainforest


Explore the rainforest without leaving the UK! Watch birds, lizards and butterflies roam free in the tropical glasshouses.

For more details visit the Living Rainforest website

What makes it special

  • Explore the rainforest from deepest Berkshire

Opening Times

Daily - 10:00 to 17:00 (last admission 16:30)


Annual Membership

Adult - £11.85
Child (2 to 14) - £9.55
Family (2 Adult + 2 Children) - £38.15
Family (1 Adult + 3 Children) - £36.10
Concession (60+, student) - £11.10
Disabled Adult and Carer - £10.55
Disabled Child and Carer - £9.10

Each annual pass gives free entry for twelve months excluding Bank Holidays from March to September.

Hostels nearby

The Living Rainforest

Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG18 0TN

Map references

OS Map: 174

OS Grid Ref: SU543762

Lat/Lng: 51.482678, -1.218103

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

Tying a lace on a trainer

Walking and Rambling around Streatley

The hostel is located at the intersection of the Ridgeway and Thames footpaths, so there's a wide range of low or high level walking to suit everyone nearby. Discovering Britain walk with the Royal

Mountain biking

Mountain biking in Streatley

Mountain bike 'The Ridgeway' in two days with a half way stop at YHA Streatley to refresh and prepare for the final stretch.


Cycling in Streatley

Cycle between villages for a peaceful and relaxing ride around this beautiful part of the country.

School group kayaking

Watersports in Streatley

The hostel is a great base for rowing on the Thames at Wallingford, Pangbourne, Henley or Windsor.


Beale Park

Beale Park's the place to be with fun, adventure, animals, gardens, play and activities on the banks of the lovely River Thames.

The Hawk Conservancy Trust

The Hawk Conservancy Trust

Set in 22 acres of woodland and wildflower meadow, there are over 150 birds of prey on view, from the tiny Pygmy Owl to the impressive Steller's Sea Eagles.