The Living Rainforest is just West of Reading

The Living Rainforest

Explore the rainforest without leaving the UK. The Living Rainforest is home to 700 species of plants and animals. Watch birds, lizards and butterflies roam free in our tropical glasshouses....


The Living Rainforest stands at the former site of one of Europe's leading orchid nurseries,  In 1993, it re-opened as a rainforest visitor centre. 

Visit the Living Rainforest website.

Location: just to the west of Reading in Berkshire - near Junction 13 on the M4.


Opening times:

The Living Rainforest is open daily, with the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

We open at 10am and close at 5.00pm. Last visitors are admitted at 4.30pm each day.

Admission Prices

(entitles the purchaser to an Annual Ticket, which allows free entry for one year)

  • Adult £9.95Goeldi family
  • Child (2- 14) £7.95
  • Under 2 Free
  • OAP/Student/Con. £8.95
  • Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £31.75
  • Family (1 Adult + 3 Children) £30.75
  • Carer Free


Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015


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