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Monkton Nature Reserve

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Junction of the A229 and the A253, Monkton, Ramsgate CT12 4LH, England
+44 1843 822666
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Beautiful nature and small museum

We were blessed to have the whole place to ourselves as it forecasted rain, even if it never came... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trilingual2007
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London
Hidden treasure!

An old chalk pit that has let nature take over,it is a lovely place to amble through. Very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dexter1210
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Kent
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  • Excellent62%
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  • Average4%
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“chalk pit” (7 reviews)
“pond dipping” (6 reviews)
“fairy houses” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Junction of the A229 and the A253, Monkton, Ramsgate CT12 4LH, England
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+44 1843 822666
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"chalk pit"
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"pond dipping"
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"second hand bookshop"
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"birds of prey"
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"flora and fauna"
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"few hours"
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"brass rubbings"
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"wild flowers"
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"annual pass"
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"peaceful area"
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"dinosaur trail"
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"entrance fee"
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"different levels"
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"lovely place to spend"
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"picnic area"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were blessed to have the whole place to ourselves as it forecasted rain, even if it never came! The nature was really relaxing and the kids absolutely adored the fairy houses' trail: such a good family outing!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An old chalk pit that has let nature take over,it is a lovely place to amble through. Very reasonably priced a well. After a good couple of hours it was time to head for a coffee,walked in and there was a guy there with his...More

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Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! As you said, Alex is usually around with his birds of prey on Fridays during school holidays. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really friendly and helpful staff. The yearly pass is really cheap. Good if your children are at walking age and above. Don't take a pram! Lots of steps and hills but fantastic for burning off the energy of little ones! Great views at the top...More

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Martin S, Manager at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. It's much appreciated.

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

I’m going to be one of those reviewers for this attraction that says “I pass here, almost, on a daily basis, and lived in the area for 40 years, but never visited Monkton Nature Reserve”. And I am so glad we visited for the first...More

Thank Andrew W
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Martin S, Manager at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Andrew. And thank you for your support.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Have lived in Thanet for many years and to my shame have never visited Monkton nature reserve before , took our two grandchildren aged 5 and 2 years today and have had a wonderful time. Different trails to follow , we followed the fairies but...More

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Martin S, Manager at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, Lisa. And thank you for your support.

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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

My 4 year old loved it, we did the fairy trail she thought it was good fun free parking and cheap to get in. Would go again

1  Thank Penny374
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Martin S, Manager at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad your daughter enjoyed herself.

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

We visited this reserve a few days ago, and thought it was delightful. There are very well marked walks, some down in the chalk pit, and some up on the cliffs. A beautiful peaceful area. The building itself is a bit of a Tardis! There's...More

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Martin S, Manager at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2017

Thanks for your review guys. We're really glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your time giving your feedback. Martin Assistant Manager

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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

We had a great day here today. Was there for 4 and a 1/2 hours which was surprising! The 3 and 4 year old absolutely loved it! Searching for fairy houses and collecting twigs, mushrooms and berries!! Hot drinks £1, a can was 75p, sat...More

Thank Gemma S
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Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2017

Thank you for such a lovely review Gemma! I'm so glad you and the children enjoyed it. Glad you saw some fairies too, including Daisy (I think she's my favourite fairy). Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Our first visit with my 2 grandkids and they and I loved it! They were fascinated with the exhibits in the museum, did the brass rubbings around the reserve, hunted round for the fairies and fairy houses, saw several lizards, spent time in the two...More

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Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2017

Thank you so much for your review! That's definitely an impressive list of species there! We're very glad you had such a good time and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

I urge any one of all ages to go and see this wonderful nature reserve, it's just lovely and well priced. We spent a few hours there with our 3 year old son who loved the museum and just running around but learning a few...More

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Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Thank you so much for your review! Really glad you enjoyed it, and your little one did too! We look forward to seeing you again soon :)

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gemma w
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Response from Kashmir F | Property representative |
Hello Gemma, Thanks for getting in touch. No dogs allowed at all unfortunately. Thanks, Kashmir
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