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Monkton Nature Reserve

#10 of 53 things to do in Ramsgate Features Animals
Junction of the A229 and the A253, Monkton, Ramsgate CT12 4LH, England
+44 1843 822666
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Great day out with kids or if you are a book fiend

Fantastic off the beaten track place to go to. Adventures for the children, second hand book shop... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
irashadler
well worth a visit.

I have passed this reserve for the last 10 years and often wondered about it. I decided a visit was... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Ingrid0909
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Sturry, United Kingdom
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Junction of the A229 and the A253, Monkton, Ramsgate CT12 4LH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic off the beaten track place to go to. Adventures for the children, second hand book shop, and a planetary observatory

Thank irashadler
Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed your day and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 9 May 2017

I have passed this reserve for the last 10 years and often wondered about it. I decided a visit was in order after reading tripadvisor reviews and its FB page. The staff were so friendly and interested in the children visitors. They are GREAT ambassadors...More

Thank Ingrid0909
Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review of the Reserve! I'm really glad you had such an enjoyable time and we look forward to seeing you again soon. If you come with your camera next time, please do share the photos with us, we...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Driven past many many times. Thought we would explore today. Even dodging showers didn't stop us. Lively little nature reserve. Dinosaur trail and fairy house hunting. Kiddies Even spotted a real fairy!

Thank Tiggspoo
Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you for your rating, I'm glad to hear the showers didn't stop you and you enjoyed yourselves. We have plenty of fairies flying around at this time of year so I'm happy you spotted one. (Thank you in addition for being our 50th review!)

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Nice walk/ nature trail -don't forget to seek out the fairies. Very helpful staff - paper & crayons supplied for the children to do the brass rubbings around the walk. Nice picnic area and activity cupboard for the kids.

Thank 2015RandR
Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Thank you for your kind review, we're glad you enjoyed your time at the Reserve and we hope to see you again soon! :)

Reviewed 5 April 2017

a lovely hidden gem, friendly people, good value, spent a pleasant hour exploring.pay for a years pass and go at different times of the year

Thank crazycook2015
Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're glad you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 22 December 2016

A lovely place to visit. The whole of the reserve is evolved from a disused chalk pit just outside the village of Monkton, and is laid out in such a way that allows you to see all the flora and fauna without missing a thing....More

2  Thank jezand
Management response:Responded 29 January 2017

Thank you very much for your 5* review. We are pleased you enjoyed your trip.

Reviewed 14 December 2016

We live near to Monkton Nature Reserve and we go there often. The kids love it! We have a 2 year old and a 5 year old and the nature reserve is a good scale for them. There's always something a little different to see...More

1  Thank Eva B
Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you Eva, we're glad to hear how much you and your family love the Reserve! We're planning some great new updates on our children's activities for this Summer, so please keep your eyes peeled for news.

Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Entrance fee for two adults and two 8 year old girls was £8. Free parking. The girls enjoyed spotting the fairy houses hidden on the trail. There is a Dinosaur trail as well. There are toilets in the main building which houses a small but...More

2  Thank Karen D
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Good start having disabled parking right by the entrance centre. The entrance fee is £4 they have some really good displays of butterflies, Beatles etc. Ito look at on the way through to the site entrance. Staff at the centre were friendly and helpful and...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a small,delightful place if you appreciate the natural world around you.Leave the great little museum, and its busy bird feeders and pay a very modest sum to stroll round the old chalk pit. We were greeted by soaring buzzards, darting dragon flies and...More

1  Thank Graham J
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