RSPB Dungeness

On a cold winter's day, it is a delight to sit snug in the visitor centre and look out through a huge picture window at all the waterbirds on the large gravel pit just outside. Often a rare grebe or diver is among them, and it is perhaps the best place in the UK for watching the delightful smew. During the summer, the reserve is awash with vibrant wildflowers which provide food for all sorts of insects including many different species of butterfly and bumblebee! Listen to the chorus of the marsh frogs in the reedbeds and look out for sunbathing grass snakes too!

The nature trails lead around a series of hides where there is an excellent chance of seeing bitterns and bearded tits in winter. There is plenty to be seen at other times too. Dungeness's position, jutting into the English Channel, makes it ideally placed to watch for migrant birds arriving or departing, with wheatears, swallows, martins and warblers regularly seen. 

Families are always welcome at RSPB Dungeness and a huge range of family friendly activities goes on throughout the year. Use a Wildlife Explorer rucksack (free of charge) to explore the reserve and the children's trail on your own or join one of our events to get expert tuition on activities such as pond dipping, minibeasts, bird watching or being a nature detective to name just a few. Family events run throughout the school holidays; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Whether you are watching the birds or just enjoying a walk in some fresh air, Dungeness is good for the soul.

The reserve is open daily (except December 25 and 26) from 9am- 9pm (or sunset if earlier). The visitor centre is open from 10am-5pm (4pm November - February).

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Free admission

Saturday 4th April 2020 10am-5pm

This ticket allows up to 4 people free admission to the RSPB Dungeness reserve and nature trail on Saturday 4th April 2020. Please show your ticket at the counter when you arrive at the Visitor Centre.

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Free admission

Sunday 5th April 2020 10am-5pm

This ticket allows up to 4 people free admission to the RSPB Dungeness reserve and nature trail on Sunday 5th April 2020. Please show your ticket at the counter when you arrive at the Visitor Centre.

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RSPB Dungeness

Boulderwall Farm

Dungeness Road

Lydd

Kent

TN29 9PN
Opening Times
10am - 5pm
Website
Visit site (opens in new window)
Phone
01797 320588
Email
Standard ticket prices
Adult £5, Child £2.50, Student £3.50. RSPB members free
Nearest train station
Ashford Intl or Rye, 16 miles from Ashford, 10 miles from Rye miles