Wild Families at Half Term - pond dipping

Tuesday 19 February to Thursday 21 February

Tuesday and Thursday 10.30 am-12 noon or 1.30-3 pm, Wednesday 10.30 am-12 noon

Price: £1.50 per child

Drop in to Rainham Marshes this school 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 Tuesday 19-Thursday 21 February. You can spend the day discovering Rainham Marshes - enjoy our family activities, play in the adventure playground, enjoy lunch or a snack in our cafe, and browse in our shop.


Enjoy pond dipping - investigate what creatures you can 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 89985 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.

Tuesday 19 February: 10.30 am-12 noon or 1.30-3 pm

Wednesday 20 February: 10.30 am - 12 noon

Thursday 21 February: 10.30 am - 12 noon or 1.30-3 pm

We suggest arriving half and hour early to give you time to collect your tickets and get to our special pond dipping area at the Woodland Discovery Zone, 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 19 February 2019
  • Wednesday 20 February 2019
  • Thursday 21 February 2019

Where is it?

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

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