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Rainham Marshes

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Address: Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet RM19 1SZ, England
Phone Number:
+44 1708 899840
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

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A pleasurable and enriching day out

We are a bird-watching group, and had a field day! To observe a huge group of waxwings take flight all at once on the approach of a peregrine was an unforgettable sight. The paths... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are a bird-watching group, and had a field day! To observe a huge group of waxwings take flight all at once on the approach of a peregrine was an unforgettable sight. The paths here are good, the hides strategically placed and spacious, and the Centre staff are terrific - for us could not have been more helpful. A must.

Thank gladys70
Purfleet, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to come for a walk, we came with our two and a half year old he loves to walk along and look out for birds, and after have a cup of tea and slice of cake! Prices are a little dear but generally food is ok as is the tea and coffee. Well, well worth... More 

Thank broknspyrl
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218 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived here to see lots of photographers with the kit, only to discover that there was a waxwing on the marshes. We quickly found out where it was an took a few pics before walking around the marsh - taking pics as we went along. We were that impressed that we signed up for RSPB. Well worth a trip... More 

Thank Jacqui B
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful few hours on our first visit here, on entering we were greeted by a member of staff , and welcomed , I could see right away all the bird chirping away ,and to our delight our first Wax wing, we then went on the 2 /1/2 mile round walk taking in all the views and capturing some... More 

Thank Roger W
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57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb staff greeted us, clearly all having a genuine love of nature and willingness to help. The reserve is having some work done so part of the circuit was rather muddy underfoot. The cafe is small however, again great staff and whilst the menu is limited it's executed very well indeed. Think we will be back in the summer with... More 

Thank Sherrylann C
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is local to me and is good for a short visit or all day. Plenty of parking and a nice cafe and shop on site. What you see on the reserve depends on what time of year you visit but there is always something.

Thank Chris37111
South Ockendon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

If you live in Thurrock you do not pay to go in here (Take some Identification with you like a driving license) Take the winding path through the rushes in the marshes and you can easily forget that you are in one of the most densely populated areas of the country, it should take you around 1-1:30 hours to walk... More 

Thank Rakester1965
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Over the weekend our Hiking group visited the Rainham Marshes on our monthly walk. After trekking through the Marshes, we ended our journey at the bird sanctuary. I was not all that blown away with the experience due to the lack of bird wildlife. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the venue looked and cared for. So it is... More 

Thank Fanus W
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely peaceful nature reserve - the kids enjoyed their picnic lunch, climbing on the boulders, playing on the adventure playground before a lovely family walk

1 Thank Elizabeth M
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A day off from work and the opportunity for us to spend a few hours in this tranquil haven just off the M25/A13. This RSPB managed site is first class. A friendly greeting awaits you from the staff, who will take time to tell you what birds, mammals etc. might be seen. The gentle walk around level boardwalks for about... More 

1 Thank pugwashmusic

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