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May
12

Traffic advisory

Traffic advisory! Please be advised that the M4 between J12 and J13 is due to be shut all weekend (until Monday 15th May) – see the attached map to help plan your journey. For directions to the Living Rainforest, see www.livingrainforest.org/visit/directions

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May
4

Sustainable Futures exhibition appeal

New Sustainable Futures exhibition appeal We are planning an exciting new exhibition at the Living Rainforest, taking more than 90,000 visitors on an interactive learning journey. Children and families will learn about the unique environment of the rainforest and explore how we can create a more sustainable future. Donate here via The Good Exchange. Our existing but underused […]

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Apr
28

Jade Vine blooms for May Day bank holiday

Jade Vine blooms for May Day bank holiday Calling all rare plant lovers! The Living Rainforest’s spectacular Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) has begun flowering again, after taking the last few years off to rest. (Pictured right: the first flower spike.) The woody vine is a leguminous perennial liana from the tropical forests of the Philippines. […]

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Feb
15

Our Half Term dates (Feb 11-19) – a clarification!

Our February Half Term dates – a clarification! We’ve had a few calls from families hoping to visit next week (Monday Feb 20 onwards) and asking if we’ll still be running our Half Term Events (For the Love of…). Sorry, the answer is ‘no’. We thought we’d clarify that the Living Rainforest follows the Berkshire/Oxfordshire […]

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Feb
15

Register now for the TSL Schools Debates (closes May 31)

Register now for the TSL 2017 Int’l Schools Debates on Climate Action All participants in the TSL 2017 International Schools Essay Competition are warmly invited to register now for the TSL Schools Debates, Awards and Visits on Climate Action (Oxford, UK, 3-7 July 2017). Please note that anyone wishing to attend the Debates, Awards and […]

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Feb
10

New snake exhibit now open

New snake exhibit now open A huge welcome to our three newest residents – two Emerald Tree Boas (Corallus caninus) and a Green Tree Python (Morelia viridis) – as they take pride of place in our new Snake Exhibit. Both species look very similar because of their beautiful bright green colouring, although they come from […]

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Feb
8

Feb Half Term – For the Love of…

For the Love of… Join us this February half term and share your love of nature at the Living Rainforest. Our exciting half term events programme (10-19 Feb) is packed with activities for the whole family to enjoy: Guided rainforest tours (free with normal admission)* Rainforest music workshops Chidren’s craft activities Goeldi’s monkey feeding sessions […]

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Dec
5

Green Christmas (Dec 17-Jan 1)

Green Christmas Events Enjoy a special Green Christmas this year at The Living Rainforest (Dec 17-Jan 1). We’ve got LOTS planned for visitors to enjoy this holiday season including: Christmas Craft-making Workshops (daily) Rainforest Music Workshops with Max Hunt (Dec 21-23 and 27-30) Guides Tours of the tropical rainforest glasshouses (daily) Animal Talks (daily) See […]

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Oct
17

Celebrating Small Island Rainforests this October Half Term

Celebrating Small Islands this October Half Term To help celebrate the opening of our lovely new Small Island Rainforests glasshouse, we’ve organised a week of fun October Half Term events inspired by Small Islands. Learn about the fascinating and often unique plants and animals found in Small Island Rainforests and the challenges they face due to global […]

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Sep
21

Small Island Rainforest exhibit donors honoured

Small Island Rainforest exhibit donors honoured Key donors to the Living Rainforest’s new Small Island Rainforests glasshouse were honoured at a special event yesterday evening marking the recent completion of the exhibit earlier this month. The small islands exhibit was created with generous support from the Greenham Common Trust, the Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, the Englefield Charitable Trust, […]

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