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The Living Rainforest in Berkshire is a lovely attraction that is sure to charm you. The charity run visitor attraction is all-weather and indoors. There are free ranging animals and birds that make it feel just like a real rainforest! We loved watching the sloth and even the armadillo which needed to be in an enclosure, otherwise we may have met it in the car park given how industriously it was digging! You can either rush round and miss things on the way to the playground or take time to educate the kids. With free parking and a great value annual ticket, it’s a fantastic day out for families.  

The Living Rainforest Centre is run by the  Trust for Sustainable Living

We welcome around 100,000 visitors each year, including 25,000 children on school trips. Visitors can experience the sights, sounds and smells of a lush tropical rainforest environment – and explore how plants, animals, human needs, economies and cultures are all linked. 

The centre is home to over 850 species of plants and animals, including rare and endangered species of global conservation value. 


What To See 

Come to the Living Rainforest to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a lush tropical rainforest. Our three glasshouses are home to over 850 types of rainforest plants and animals – including rare and endangered species of global conservation value.  


Adopt An Animal 

Adopt a Living Rainforest animal today… You can now adopt Cinnamon the sloth, Edwin the toucan or Lenny the python! Adoptions make great gifts and include a range of adoption packs to suit different budgets.  


Learn About The Rainforest 

Despite covering just 6% of the planet’s land surface, rainforests are believed to contain around half of all the plants and animals on Earth. Learn more and get a glimpse of what you will see on your visit in our video.  


Opening Times 

We have implemented a new visit reservation system with two timed visits 9.30 – 12.30 and 1.00 – 4.00 

(To help to keep our visitors safe we will be closed each day between 12.30 – 1.00pm to deep clean the premises)

01635 202 444

Hampstead Norreys 
RG18 0TN