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Rainham Marshes

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Closed Now: 09:30 - 16:30
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Get back to nature

Great place to go for a coffee and a catch up with a friend. The cafe has a mixture of hot and cold... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Purfleet, United Kingdom
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Good start to New Years day

This was my first visit to the nature reserve. The staff were very welcoming , they gave me some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dagenham, United Kingdom
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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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Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Thurrock RM19 1SZ, England
+44 1708 899840
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All reviews the reserve cakes small charge main building circular walk rspb shop fresh air flora and fauna pleasant walk lovely cafe the hustle and bustle water voles cup of tea few hours fenchurch st at reasonable prices cafe on site
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago 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
1  Thank DeckyS4
Reviewed 18 November 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
Thank curlydave148
Reviewed 23 October 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
Thank devfox
Reviewed 19 October 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
Thank EssexYvonne
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Went there for few hours bike ride, lovely views safe and tranquil lots of different things to see great and cheap way to get out in the fresh air

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mandy D
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A great place to go for a walk and finish up in the elevated cafa with glass walls providing excellent views of the Thames and marshes. Always binoculars available to use.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brian S
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We went here cycling with a 4 and 6 year old - there is an 8.5km cycle trail along the river bank and nature reserve. On a good day apparently you can see seals on the other side of the Thames - honestly we didn’t...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Hannahhylt
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Visited often over the past few years and was a favourite fairly local site to visit, butI don’t think I’ll bother in future, apart from the guy on Reception who was chatty and smiley, the other staff appear totally disinterested and you certainly don’t feel...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kandm11
Reviewed 4 August 2018

I have been a regular visitor to Rainham RSPB facility as it is among the most developed in Essex, offering a restaurant and viewing opportunities in the main building as well as a number of viewing hides within the grounds. The site provides a circular...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David W
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Response from kittyginger | Reviewed this property |
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