Rainham Marshes | Day Out With The Kids

Rainham Marshes

Purfleet, Essex, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Rainham Marshes is a must to visit for kids and families who love wildlife and being outdoors.
The visitor centre has huge picture windows to give you a good view over the marsh so you can look out for wading birds, dragonflies, birds of prey, water voles and many more!
The centre is also full of environmentally friendly features, some of which have won awards, plus helpful staff who are only to happy to answer any questions you may have…and if they don't know, they will try to find out for you.
There are boardwalks throughout the reserve, providing easy access for pushchairs and wheelchairs. There are two hides to use for bird watching and several viewing areas.
A large number of events are held throughout the year, some specifically for kids, and others for families.
You can easily spend a couple of hours here, there are about 2km (approximately1.2 miles), of boardwalk, an almost unbelievable number of birds to spot and plenty of interesting facts to discover in the visitor centre and hides.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1SZ, England


Click here to visit Rainham Marshes's website
01708 899840

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 16:30. Closed 25th & 26th December


Adults: £5.00, Kids: £3.00

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