Romney Marsh Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve
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 times1st April to 31st October
Daily 10:00am to 5:00pm
1st November to 31st March
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Best time to visitAll year round
About the reserve
The Visitor Centre is set in an 11 hectare nature reserve - Romney Warren, a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. Wildlife conservation interest on this important site is provided by the dune grassland with it's special flora, mosses and lichens and seasonal ponds, which hold nationally important populations of Great crested newts and Great silver beetles. Rare medicinal leeches and many species of dragonfly and damselflies are also found here.
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.
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.
There is an art gallery with exhibitions by local artists throughout the spring and 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