Wild Families: Easter holiday - pond dipping

Tuesday 9 April to Thursday 25 April

10.30 am-12 noon or 1.30-3 pm

Price: £2 per child (£1.50 RSPB members)

Booking essential

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 9-Thursday 11 and Tuesday 23-Thursday 25 April. 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 9-Thursday 11 and Tuesday 23-Thursday 25 April: 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, 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 9 April 2019
  • Wednesday 10 April 2019
  • Thursday 11 April 2019
  • Tuesday 23 April 2019
  • Wednesday 24 April 2019
  • Thursday 25 April 2019

Where is it?

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

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