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Rainham Marshes

211 Reviews
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Rainham Marshes

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Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Thurrock RM19 1SZ England
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HornchurchUnderground94 min
Elm ParkUnderground91 min
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tradesman121 wrote a review Sep 2020
London24 contributions6 helpful votes
Something for everyone here. Flat and extensive, the unusual layout provides many vantage points and hides from which to view the wonderful array of waterfowl and wildlife generally. Put it on your list!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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emuslushy wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom335 contributions104 helpful votes
This reserve was amazing. Very friendly welcome from the lady on reception and plenty of parking. The welcome included pointing out where recent highlights were and to make sure I also had a look down at the Thames after, just incase of waders / seals. There was lots to see and make sure you have a look at the "munitions area" as this seemed to be a hotpoint of bird activity. I will definitely return. There is also a cafe and toilets onsite.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from RSPBRainhamMarshes, One of the Rainham Team at Rainham Marshes
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Thank you for your comments about the reserve! I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit! You are right - the woodland is a good area, great for birds and insects too! I hope that we will see you again at the reserve soon. Thank you, Louise.
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Jill H wrote a review Feb 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom41 contributions8 helpful votes
Easily reached by train from Fenchurch Street to Purfleet, 15 mins well-signposted walk to a brilliant visitor centre. This gives a panoramic view of the nature reserve and the Thames estuary. The staff were friendly and welcoming, the cafe was clean with a good choice of food, some of it home-made. Pat, one of the volunteer wardens made it a memorable visit with his wealth of knowledge about the history and wildlife; his telescope enabled stunning views of the birds which included marsh harriers, pintails and other wildfowl and waders. A really enjoyable and worthwhile day
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from RSPBRainhamMarshes, Louise - Rainham Marshes team at Rainham Marshes
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Thank you for your review! Happy to hear that you had a wonderful visit! I will pass on your comments to the right members of the team. I hope that we will see you again soon at the reserve.
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Sam and Erin wrote a review Feb 2020
Cheshire, United Kingdom124 contributions35 helpful votes
This is a lovely reserve, very close to the Thames. We spent an hour or so here and saw many species, including Marsh Harriers and Snipe. We probably would have given five stars but the majority of the reserve was shut due to the recent bad weather which was a shame. There is a cafe here and also toilets.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from RSPBRainhamMarshes, Louise part of the Rainham team at Rainham Marshes
Responded Feb 19, 2020
Thank you for your review - it sounds like you had a good visit! The snipe have been showing really well recently, and I always love seeing the marsh harriers! In the high winds sections of the reserve will have to close for safety reasons, we do have a blog that we update with all the latest news (this is where we can update everyone if we need to close anywhere) or you can always give us a ring if it's looking stormy. I hope that you enjoyed the stroll and I hope we'll see you again!
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MLA-345 wrote a review Jan 2020
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a lovely visit to Rainham Marshes on Friday. Myself and two boys (aged 5 and 3) had a long journey down from the Midlands and were staying at the Rainham Premier Inn on a visit to my brother. Stopping at Rainham Marshes was lovely - arriving you see the impressive building and after a short walk up we had a lovely welcome. The lady at the reception point was very warm and welcoming and, as we only had 45 mins till closing, she gave directions straight to the playground which the boys loved. It was a short peaceful, pushchair friendly walk to the playground which had various things including good sand play which had a pulley system with slides for the sand - one of the best I've seen and my boys loved it. There were also slides, a net swing, climbing boulders and other things in the play area. The views are really peaceful - long flat views of the water and industrial scenes in the distance which I really liked. The birds were interesting. Thank you to all the welcoming staff, especially as we arrived at 3.45pm and it closed at 4.30pm, they were still so warm and welcoming to us. The views, birds, blast of fresh air, playground and stunning sunset were just what we needed after a long journey. The cafe looked lovely too with great views, we will try that another time.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from RSPBRainhamMarshes, Louise, Rainham Team Member at Rainham Marshes
Responded Jan 7, 2020
Thank you for visiting us - I'm happy to hear you had a good time! I will pass your comments on to the team, I hope we see you the next time you are visiting your family. Thank you!
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