Romney Marsh Visitor Centre
Know before you go
Entry feeFree entry
Parking informationFree parking
Disabled access is available to 90% of the site and there is a choice of clearly signposted nature trails.
Wheelchair accessible. Most of the paths are level and hard and there is a choice of clearly signposted nature trails. Includes a 100m boardwalk trail.
When to visit
Opening timesThe visitor centre is open daily 10.00am-5.00pm
Best time to visitAll year round
About the reserve
With one of the hottest and driest summers closing to an end; our thanks to Little Cheyne Windfarm for providing the Marsh Community Garden with a grant to install an irrigation system in their poly tunnels. Instead of our fruit and vegetables wilting in the sun and heat, we have had a bumper crop which looks like continuing into autumn. Currently for sale are; soft fruits such as raspberries, beans including borlotti and french, courgettes and some amazing butternut squash. All of these are for sale at the Visitor Centre and proceeds ploughed back (quite literally) into the community garden and to support the work of Kent Wildlife Trust.
Light refreshments are served in the café, and friendly, knowledgeable volunteers can offer information and guidance on what to visit and see in the area. There is a gift shop with local crafts, cards, wildlife information and maps of the area on sale, and locally sourced plants produce and preserves are always available. The Visitor Centre building itself is an award-winning eco-friendly building with many interesting and sustainable features. The Centre is the proud holder of a Gold Award in Green Tourism Business Scheme - the first such award for a visitor attraction in Kent.
There is an art gallery with exhibitions by local artists throughout the summer. The exhibitions can be viewed any time the Visitor Centre is open. There are gentle walks and picnic areas around the grounds and gardens with a boardwalk over the seasonal ponds to the reconstructed Lookers Hut, and views across the Romney Marsh. There is access to the sign-posted trails around the Romney Warren Country Park (managed by the Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership) which is situated beside the Visitor Centre. Contact us by telephone on 01797 369487 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Marsh Community Garden offers many opportunities for volunteers to enjoy the many beneficial aspects of gardening; the garden is maintained to provide habitats for wildlife, With produce from the garden sold to raise funds for Kent Wildlife Trust and also shared amongst the volunteers. For more information about the garden, or about joining us as a volunteer please contact the Romney Marsh Visitor Centre on 01797 369487 or email email@example.com