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Monkton Nature Reserve

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Address: Junction of the A229 and the A253, Monkton, Ramsgate CT12 4LH, England
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well worth a visit.

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ingrid0909
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Sturry, United Kingdom
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Sturry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 for this reserve. A perfect walk, with interesting key points encouraging children to take in... More 

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Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this review

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 love to see visitor's photos! More 

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36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Tiggspoo
Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this review

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!) More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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Thank 2015RandR
Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this review

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

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

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Thank crazycook2015
Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this review

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

Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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. There are orchids and wild flowers, pond thriving with dragonflies and frogs. There are even... More 

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 and do, especially if you're mindful of the passing seasons. The kids' activities the Reserve... More 

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1 Thank Eva B
Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this review

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. More 

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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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 interesting fossil museum, an inside seating area to watch birds from and a large room... More 

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2 Thank Karen D
Brighton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 knowledgeable about the birds you might see. Was given a site map and binoculars with... More 

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Thank Maria S
Faversham
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81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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 goldfinches, tits, butterflies etc Much depends on the season and weather but it is worth... More 

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1 Thank Graham J
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37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I visited with my 8 year old daughter. It cost £6 for both of us. There is a litre museum, and a small display of butterflies, birds and mammals plus a little touch table. The children have a choice of trails to do which will spread the time out here but it is very small and apart from birds, butterflies... More 

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