Late Night Opening and Moth Night

Friday 21 June to Friday 30 August

9.30am-dusk (moth traps will be 9-11.30 pm weather permitting)

Price: Usual reserve entry fees apply

The reserve will remain open till dusk (which will be about 11 pm) so that you can come along and soak up the tranquillity of the marsh as the day starts to fade.  

Many birds start singing again in a last flourish before bed while others prepare themselves for a through the night serenade. The Marsh Frogs should be active and there is a chance that our very nocturnal Barn Owls may grace us with a fly past while early emerging bats of several species hawk overhead. 

The moth traps will go on at 9pm and we shall see what wondrous winged beauties we can attract to our lights. Let's hope the weather is good!
The cafe will remain open for hot food, drinks and snacks! Usual reserve entry fee’s apply.


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

Full list of dates

  • Friday 21 June 2019
  • Friday 26 July 2019
  • Friday 5 July 2019
  • Friday 30 August 2019

Where is it?

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

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