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Monkton Nature Reserve

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So good we joined on the day

Tranquil reserve with obliging staff and lots to see and do. Several species of birds, lovely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PeterD070
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What a place!!

Ashamed to say, 35 yrs living in Thanet and driving by this place and we’d never been before! We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emma L
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“chalk pit”(8 reviews)
“fairy houses”(8 reviews)
“birds of prey”(6 reviews)
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Junction of the A229 and the A253, Monkton, Ramsgate CT12 4LH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tranquil reserve with obliging staff and lots to see and do. Several species of birds, lovely museum and nice tea and coffee bar. Places like this need support from everyone to keep nature there for the kids. £10 for us both to visit (£5 each)...More

Thank PeterD070
Martin S, Manager at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, Peter. Very much appreciated.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ashamed to say, 35 yrs living in Thanet and driving by this place and we’d never been before! We were totally missing out! We spent just shy of 3 hours here and chose to visit the day they had birds of prey there. We were...More

Thank Emma L
Martin S, Manager at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review, Emma, and for the useful feedback. We will be fine-tuning our museum quiz in response, and hope to produce quizzes for both young and more mature participants.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At this time of year this is a beautiful place to pass an hour or two. There are a selection of trails that criss-cross the former chalk quarry. The grand kids love the fairy trail. If the weather is bad there is a good library...More

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Martin S, Manager at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is a little gem of a nature reserve. I have been here a few times and my grandchildren loved the fairy houses and the dinosaur trail. There is also a very interesting museum and a huge library and we also really enjoyed the moth...More

Thank Nicki F
Martin S, Manager at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you, Nicki, for taking the time to give us such a lovely review. We really do appreciate it. Martin Assistant Manager

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I took my son here (2 years) and we both absolutely adored it, so much so we brought an annual pass. We saw so much wildlife whilst here, my son was in his element when he spotted a rabbit! He loves being able to run...More

Thank Natalie R
Martin S, Manager at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit, Natalie, and thank you so much for your wonderful review. It means a lot to us. Martin Assistant Manager

Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Went today in the beautiful weather and talk a lovely walk round. It took me two hours to walk round and air with nature. There’s plenty of benches all the way round to stop and sit and just take in the views. Just nature at...More

Thank SallyAnn M
Martin S, Assistant Manager at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Hi Sally Thank you for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to do so.

Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

this place is an old quarry site, and has attracted lots of wildlife since. enjoy going for a lovely albeit noisy walk here as it’s near busy carriageways. the kids like following the trails and spotting the different creatures. nice place to take a picnic...More

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Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Thanks for the great review! It can be noisy with the roads, however, I find that I tune out of the traffic noise after a short while! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 14 May 2018

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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Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

So glad you enjoyed your time at the Reserve. Its always good to have the place to yourselves! Hopefully we will see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 April 2018

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 2 May 2018

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!

Reviewed 20 April 2018 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 22 April 2018

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

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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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