The Thanet Countryside Trust needs the support of its members to help it achieve its aims of preserving local wildlife and providing education in ecology for the local community.


We offer a big ‘thank you’ to all of you that have been in touch to renew your memberships over the recent weeks and we hope to welcome you on to the Reserve soon To help keep our costs down, we will keep your new Membership Cards at the Reserve and you can collect them when you next visit. However, if you prefer that we send them to you by post, then please get in touch with us by clicking here.

Benefits of Membership

  • Unlimited FREE entrance to Monkton Nature Reserve during normal opening hours, 6 days a week (closed Wednesdays, except during school holidays when we will be open 7 days a week).
  • FREE membership to the Monkton Stargazers astronomy group (including nine programmed, plus additional impromptu, viewing sessions during the year) with reduced prices for some special events
  • Reduced prices for some special talks and presentations
  • The right to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Thanet Countryside Trust and have your say on Reserve matters
  • A regular newsletter covering events at the Reserve and issues relating to the Trust
  • Use of reference library books (with help from staff) to find and discuss items.

Membership Prices

  • Single: £15.00
  • Joint (2 adults at same address): £20.00
  • Family (up to 2 adults with children (17 & under) at the same address): £25.00

If you have bought a day entrance and then decide you would like to take out membership, we will deduct the cost of your entrance fee from the membership price! Just speak to a member of staff before you leave.

We aim to keep our membership fees as low as possible for the benefit of all our supporters and our community. However, additional donations will always be welcome and used towards the upkeep of our unique Reserve at Monkton.

Join us today, and help protect Thanet’s countryside for the future.

Take out a Membership

Please note that filling in a membership form and paying for your membership today on-line by going to our Payments for Membership page is not currently possible.

If you would prefer to download and fill in a membership form to bring or post to the Reserve with your membership fee, please use the link below.