Living Rainforest

Explore a rainforest without leaving the UK at the Living Rainforest near Newbury in Berkshire: you’ll see birds, lizards and butterflies roam free in lush tropical glasshouses.

Why you’ll love visiting us

The Living Rainforest is home to hundreds of species of tropical plants and animals, including Goeldi’s monkeys, red-billed toucans and a two-toed sloth. We also have one of the best plant collections in the country, with exotic flowers and super-sized leaves.

After exploring the rainforest houses and Human Impact Building, kids can let off steam in our outdoor play area while adults relax over a cappuccino.


The Living Rainforest is an all-weather attraction, open daily and year-round, with special events organised during weekends and school holidays. Our Annual Ticket is great value and an excellent way to explore the rainforest year-round.

Our mission

We are a registered educational charity, exploring the connections between rainforests, people and sustainable living. Located at the former site of one of Europe's leading orchid nurseries, our rainforest visitor centre welcomes over 80,000 visitors a year. Each visit helps to support the education and conservation work of the Living Rainforest and its partners.

The Living Rainforest's acclaimed education programme welcomes 25,000+ schoolchildren a year. The Trust for Sustainable Living, which runs the The Living Rainforest, organises an annual International Schools Essay Competition and Schools Sustainability Challenge, attracting the participation of thousands of teachers and schoolchildren from around the world.


Explore the Living Rainforest

Take a brief tour around this incredible place.