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“could spend a day easily here”

Monkton Nature Reserve
Ranked #9 of 50 things to do in Ramsgate
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

This tiny but lovely nature reserve is lovely, on a lovely sunny day i could easily spend the day just sitting and listening to the birds, let alone looking at the beautiful plant life. Great entry prices, and stuff to do for the little ones. Will come back again next year. Only down side is the hill down to it so not all accessible for pushchairs and wheelchair users.

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Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Visited today for the very first time, even so this nature reserve is on out doorstep. The cost is excellent £3 an Adult, £1 a child or you can have a yearly pass for a family for £15. They have a picnic area, with a bar b q that can be used and as the coop is close by, we bought a picnic.It takes about 2 hours to walk around at a leisurely pace. We saw kestrels, various orchids, bat caves and many other wild flowers. We decided to upgrade to the annual pass, a really nice place to visit for a few hours. Great for kids to run around. They sell flowers and are planning to have a herb garden.

Thank Louisc17
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

I went to the Monkton Nature Reserve's Open Day. We were blessed with sunny, warm weather but I am sure we would have enjoyed the day anyway. There was pond dipping with nets, containers and microscopes provided for the children to catch, look at and find out about the insects they had found. There were people around to ask if we needed them. The nature reserve is well set out with designated paths which create a "trail" through the reserve which make is seem much larger than it actually is. As there were a lot of people there it helped to make one feel that they were the only ones in the reserve. The building which houses the reception was fantastic. There were animal skeletons, fossils, pictures of local flora and fauna and the best collection of books I have seen except for the library - and many were for sale.
Everyone connected to the reserve was cheerful and helpful. We had a lovely day. The eldest child, before we had even walked out the gate said, "When can we come back?"

Thank 969Mack
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Intriguing location - a small Museum housing variety of archaeological artefacts and natural history : Mammoth teeth etc. Also a secondhand book section....and why not ! A winding trail takes you through the chalk pit itself, climbing up to circle around the whole site affording interesting views. All sorts of flora and fauna, including a Bat Cave and an Observatory. Fee very reasonable.

Thank MelanieMR
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

This little gem is hidden away and looks disappointing however it turned out to be really interesting and my son really enjoyed it

Thank kahru
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