From Neolithic forest to a Ministry of Defence rifle range used in both World Wars, Rainham Marshes has a fascinating history.
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What we offer
The marshes are also one of the few remaining ancient grassland and grazing marshes in the UK. This variety of wildlife and habitats provides a fantastic opportunity for all types of field study as your class explores the unique landscape of the marshes.
With our innovative and sustainable Environment and Education Centre, dedicated education discovery zones and the River Thames on our doorstep, the marshes are a safe and inspiring environment for your class to get close to nature.
To find out more, take a look at the list of the programmes and contact us to make a booking.
Each programme is designed to last two hours. Sessions run from 10am to 12pm and then 12.30 to 2.30pm. Two programmes can be combined to make a whole-day visit.
How to find us:
For directions to Rainham Marshes visit the reserve page.
Programmes available on this reserve
PDF, 239KbEYFS and KS1 Brilliant Birds
PDF, 240KbEYFS and KS1 Discovering Land Minibeasts
PDF, 240KbEYFS and KS1 Discovering Pond Minibeasts
PDF, 161KbEYFS and KS1 Seasonal Sensory Walk
PDF, 157KbKS1 Plant Detectives
PDF, 82KbKS2 Investigating Minibeasts
PDF, 78KbKS2 Living Things and their Habitat
PDF, 82KbKS2 Pond/Mud Habitat Study
PDF, 77KbKS2 Discovering Birds
PDF, 124KbKS2 Investigating Rivers
Word doc, 29KbKS3 Geographical fieldwork
Word doc, 33KbKS3 Science Ecological investigations and sampling
Word doc, 27KbKS4 GCSE Geography (2016) Rivers and flooding
Word doc, 27KbKS5 A Level Biology Sampling Biodiversity
Word doc, 26KbKS5 A Level Geography (2016) Ecosystems and Sustainability