Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes
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Rainham Marshes

  • Christmas Fair RSPB Rainham Marshes Sunday 10 December

    Christmas Fair Indoors at RSPB Rainham Marshes Sunday 10 December

    Missing the final present or two?
    Drop into our mini Christmas Fair where we will have a variety of crafts and gifts including: jewellery, cards, decorations, bags, dough craft, cosmetics, craft gin, wildlife art and photography, face painting, scrummy muffins, fossils, RSPB Shop (including optics) TuiNa massage tasters and more! The cafe will also have a special menu for the day and Laurie will be tinkling the ivories in a festive manner...

  • Concrete Barges River Clean-up - Guest Blog by Robyn Smith

    Hi everyone!

    Robyn was one of the people that went along to the river clean up event and she wanted to share some information about the event. Take it away Robyn:

    Hi everyone,

    Robyn here. On 25 November I attended the Concrete Barges foreshore clean up event arranged by Gray's Beachcombers and Thames21.

    Thames21 is the voice for London’s waterways, working with communities to improve rivers and canals for people and wildlife.

    On 25 November we went over to the concrete barges to clean up the area of foreshore - this area gets a lot of rubbish washed up from the capital.

    The event was great, hopefully these clean-ups will become more regular (next one on Saturday 13 January).

    Here is some numbers for you:
    38 volunteers in 3 hours filled around 100 bags of litter and two larger bags collecting 4350 PLASTIC BOTTLES (amazing but very sad). The last clean-up was in September so these have washed up in just a few months.

    We had around 5 people getting to the site by either walking, running and cycling so great effort for those people!! We would like to continually support these groups running these days, we were extremely lucky with the weather (although for a short while I couldn't feel my fingers) and it really felt like we made a difference.

    It was a huge effort by all the volunteers that took part - thank you all!  Thames21 have sent this information on what we picked to Parliament to hopefully raise concerns over single use plastic usage in the capital.

    If you are interested in getting involved in the next one, and in particular if you are interested in cycling/running/walking to the event it would be great to have you along so please email me on robyn.smith@rspb.org.uk for more information.

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  • Coming Soon - Woodland Bird Photographers Hide!

    Hi everyone,

    I wanted to let you know something that is coming soon!

    As of Saturday 9 December 2017 you have the chance to hire out the brand new photographers hide!

    We have a purpose built hide allowing close views of feeding woodland birds. There is a feeding station in the area to attract birds and a number of natural perches so you can get some lovely shots!

    John Humble has taken these pictures of a great tit and goldfinch in the last few days in the area! There has been lots of finches, tits and other birds showing nicely!


    Pictures by John Humble

    When: hiring available during opening hours December – March. Launching on 9 December 2017.

    Opening times: Full day (9.45 am-4.15 pm) or half day (9.45 am-1 pm or 1-4.15 pm) hire available.

    Pricing: Half day £25 (20 for RSPB members), or full day £35 (£28 for RSPB members). Entry to the reserve is included in the price.

    Want to get more out of your visit? Enquire about photography tuition (not included in the price).

    Procedure: booking and payment in advance required. To book or for more details contact the reserve on 01708 899851.

    If you are interested you can call us 01708 899840 or email rainham.marshes@rspb.org.uk for more detail or to book your slot!