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Rainham Marshes

  • Purfleet
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • National Parks, Cycling

Attraction Information

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.

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Opening hours

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


Adults: £5.00, Kids: £3.00

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

01708 899840



Click here to visit Rainham Marshes' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Rainham Marshes has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Rainham Marshes is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Rainham Marshes have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Rainham Marshes has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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