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Rainham Marshes

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Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Great bird centre

I thought this RSPB centre was really good – a nice 2.5 mile circular route on decent paths with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GH24
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Lovely day out

I felt compelled to write this after reading negative reviews. We had a fabulous day out here in a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AuntiePaich
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Adventure into nature at Rainham Marshes - see amazing wildlife, explore the wonderful walks, and enjoy the views and scenery. The paths and boardwalks are good so you can explore throughout the year, visit our adventure play area including climbing...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Thurrock RM19 1SZ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought this RSPB centre was really good – a nice 2.5 mile circular route on decent paths with different terrains and a number of viewing points & hides. Friendly staff, good parking and plenty of birds to see including a couple of firsts for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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RSPBRainhamMarshes, Part of the visitor team at Rainham Marshes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments! I am glad you enjoyed your visit - fabulous that you saw the bearded tit and cetti's warbler! I hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I felt compelled to write this after reading negative reviews. We had a fabulous day out here in a group of 3 adults and 3 children. The staff on Reception and in the cafe were all lovely - very helpful and great with the kids....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank AuntiePaich
RSPBRainhamMarshes, Louise, Rainham Marshes at Rainham Marshes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments - I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for your kind words. I hope to see you again at the reserve soon!

Reviewed March 2, 2019

After reading some of the negative reviews I was a little apprehensive in going to Rainham Marshes but I am glad we did. The lady on reception could not of been more helpful and friendly. We walked around the reserve the hides are really good...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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RSPBRainhamMarshes, Louise - part of the Rainham Team at Rainham Marshes, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

Thank you for your comments about Rainham! Happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit - sorry you didn't see the bearded tit, you'll have to visit again soon!

Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

Sorry to say, the place was filled with a bunch of horrible visitors and employees who had no care for the group of adults and children we were with: dirty looks and walking through where the children were playing were just some of the very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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RSPBRainhamMarshes, Louise - one of the Rainham Team at Rainham Marshes, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit! We always aim to be as welcoming as possible, no matter who you are. If you would be able to tell me any more about your visit I would like to look into it,...More

Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

We went to rainham today from Ipswich and had a lovely day as the sun was out, didn't see anything rare but was a lovely day out. The only complaint was a volunteer in the cafe called Chris child's, she wasn't particularly welcoming or friendly...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Penny N
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Great place to go for a coffee and a catch up with a friend. The cafe has a mixture of hot and cold snacks including home made cakes. Perfect for a walk on a cold but sunny winters day either with a friend or family....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

This was my first visit to the nature reserve. The staff were very welcoming , they gave me some information on the wildlife and the birds I’d see that morning. Off I went, it was such a lovely walk round being able to stop at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

I have been a regular visitor here since December 2017. The staff at the RSPB are very friendly and knowledgeable . I joined primarily for the walks around the reserve and along the River Thames, but it is impossible not to be drawn towards the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

I love this place there’s lots of wildlife to see and it’s the only place I’ve ever seen a kingfisher! There are plenty of hides to stop rest and view the wildlife! Parking is free! And entry is free if you live local!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Although I live locally I don’t really walk here, if out dog walking along the Thames usually walk from Coalharbour. Dog free today so went for a 3 hour stroll with my friend. Stopped at the cafe, decent food at decent prices. Staff were all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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I'm sorry I do not know, as I am not local. I suggest you ring and I am sure they will be able to help.
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Response from Jane H | Reviewed this property |
There are always lots of other birders around who are happy to point out anything you are not sure of . Take pictures and show them at the visitor centre where the staff will help. A lovely place have fun
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