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Rainham Marshes

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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Interested in bringing your class to our reserve? Complete a booking request form and send it in below.

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.

Secondary school pupils doing field teaching activities, teenagers doing water sampling / pond dipping, Rainham marshes RSPB reserve

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