Wild Families: pond dipping in the summer holidays

Tuesday 6 August to Thursday 29 August

10.30 am-12 noon or 1.30-3 pm

Price: £2 per child (£1.50 RSPB members) (plus the usual entry fees)

Booking essential

Drop in to Rainham Marshes this summer holidays to take part in some fabulous family activities. 

You can hire an explorer bag from reception for £3 at any time during the holidays, or there is pond dipping on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in August. You can spend the day discovering Rainham Marshes - enjoy our family activities, play in the adventure playground, enjoy lunch or a snack in the cafe and browse in our shop.

Enjoy pond dipping - investigate what creatures you find living in our ponds. You don't need to bring any equipment, we'll have everything you need.

Pond dipping is really popular and we have limited spaces - if you would like to guarantee your time slot give us a call on 01708 899851 to book. If you turn up on the day we should be able to squeeze you in but you may need to wait for a few minutes to start.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in August: 10.30 am-12 noon or 1.30-3 pm.

We suggest arriving half an hour early to give you time to collect your tickets and get to our special pond dipping area, and you can take part in the self-guided trail on the way. We suggest wearing good shoes or wellies. 


Rainham Marshes nature reserve, New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1SZ

Full list of dates

  • Tuesday 6 August 2019
  • Wednesday 7 August 2019
  • Thursday 8 August 2019
  • Tuesday 13 August 2019
  • Wednesday 14 August 2019
  • Thursday 15 August 2019
  • Tuesday 20 August 2019
  • Wednesday 21 August 2019
  • Thursday 22 August 2019
  • Tuesday 27 August 2019
  • Wednesday 28 August 2019
  • Thursday 29 August 2019

Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 51.49040, 0.23413 (Google Maps)
  • Postcode: RM19 1SZ
  • County: Essex

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