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Address: Junction of the A229 and the A253, Monkton, Ramsgate CT12 4LH, England
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Great mini Eden

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 December 2016
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank jezand
Management response:

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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 interesting fossil museum, an inside seating area to watch birds from and a large room... More 

1 Thank Karen D
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 

Thank Maria S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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 

1 Thank Graham J
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Sharon J
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A wonderful nature reserve. This was my first visit and I will definitely be back again soon. The man at the desk was so welcoming and friendly and it is a stunning spot full of all sorts of flora and fauna. It is a superb place to go if you want to see nature but can't walk far and there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My 4 year old daughter and I visited this morning . Very easy to find ,greeted by a very nice gentleman who was very informative and gave my daughter a magnifying glass for our walk around so we could see the smallest of creatures. We choose to do the fairy trail. My daughter believes in fairies and just to see... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

My little girl loves fairies so we visited to do the fairy trail, free parking and cheap entry, we walked the whole thing and she loved it! Some of the houses are really good some not so much. They have had a good effort with what they have and the main thing is that the kids loved it! Good thing... More 

2 Thank Penny374
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Lets start with getting there. It is easy to find and there was sufficient parking for the number of visitors (Sunny august afternoon in school holidays). I visited the nature reserve on a Friday and spent about three and a half hours with a gentle stroll round with plenty of stops on the way (I am a VERY slow walker).... More 

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