WHAT’S ON

The What’s On page covers all sorts of events across the Romney Marsh area. See event details for how to book and click the link for the most up to date information.

 

Feb
21
Thu
Bug House Building (morning & afternoon sessions) – Partner organisation KWT
Feb 21 all-day

Join us at the Romney Marsh Visitor Centre to make your own bug house, go on a bug hunt and more!

Welcome bugs into your garden with their very own home created by you. Build and decorate the home, as well as take part in some minibeast hunting, build a bottle top bug and for the smaller ones listen to the Super Worm story.

Suitable for Families, Children, Beginners

Time of sessions: 11:00am – 12:30pm & 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Price: £7 per Child (Age 3+)

Book online: Click here

Partner organisation: Kent Wildlife Trust

 

Children’s week on the railway – RHDR
Feb 21 all-day

The children’s week on the railway runs from Saturday 16th February to Friday 22nd February. For more information visit the event page on the RHDR website

Event organiser: Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

 

 

Stem Club Event “Inspiring the next generation” – Partner organisation EDF
Feb 21 all-day

Plant tour & Science, Technology, engineering & maths activity. For 18year olds or over. Children must be 8yrs or over & supervised by adult

Date and time of events: 21st & 22nd February between 09:30 – 15:00hrs

Booking: Contact 01797 343728 or DungenessBtours@edf-energy.com to pre book

Partner organisation: EDF Energy

 

Dungeness NNR: Habitat works – Partner organisation RMCP
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am

Continue clearing bramble/willow from around the prostrate blackthorn on the National Nature Reserve. Bring strong gloves and warm clothing.

Leader:  Jake Jones, Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership (01797 367934 or 07969 822691)

Meet: Laybys opposite Kerton Road and Dungness Road junction (near the long pits), Dungeness (TR 081 189)

Partner organisation: Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership

 

 

 

Feb
22
Fri
Children’s week on the railway – RHDR
Feb 22 all-day

The children’s week on the railway runs from Saturday 16th February to Friday 22nd February. For more information visit the event page on the RHDR website

Event organiser: Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

 

 

Stem Club Event “Inspiring the next generation” – Partner organisation EDF
Feb 22 all-day

Plant tour & Science, Technology, engineering & maths activity. For 18year olds or over. Children must be 8yrs or over & supervised by adult

Date and time of events: 21st & 22nd February between 09:30 – 15:00hrs

Booking: Contact 01797 343728 or DungenessBtours@edf-energy.com to pre book

Partner organisation: EDF Energy

 

Feb
24
Sun
Laying Around – Part 3 at Romney Warren – Partner organisation RMCP
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am

Continuing on from last year’s hedge laying in Sheep Field, and burning the hedge off-cuts.

Leader: Steff D’Agorne, Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership (07864 608825).

Meet: Romney Warren Visitor Centre, between New Romney and St. Mary’s Bay, by railway bridge off A259, TN28 8AY.

Partner Organisation: Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership

 

Feb
26
Tue
Whittling out the willow at Romney Warren – Partner organisation RMCP
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am

Clearing back willow and bramble regrowth and burning the scrub cleared.

Leader: Steff D’Agorne, Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership (07864 608825).

Meet: Romney Warren Visitor Centre, between New Romney and St. Mary’s Bay, by railway bridge off A259, TN28 8AY.

Partner organisation: Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership

 

Feb
27
Wed
Soap Felting taster workshop – Fifth Continent scheme
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Free soap felting taster workshop at St Georges Church, Ivychurch.
Come along and learn the art of soap felting using Romney wool.

These workshops are funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Booking essential as places are limited please contact Caroline – click READ MORE for contact details.

Mar
1
Fri
Borrow a birdwatcher! Partner organisation RSPB
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Whether you’re a keen bird watcher or only just beginning, if it’s your first visit to RSPB Dungeness or you are a regular, this event caters for all!

With one-on-one guidance from an RSPB volunteer and expert birdwatcher, you’ll be taught some of the basics of bird identification and taken to the best spots around our reserve to watch many different species of birds.

Booking essential

Prices:

  • Individual – £30
  • Couple – £50
  • Family/group 3 – 4 people – £70 – £80
  • 20% discount for RSPB members (all people in the group must be members to receive discount)

Prices include a hot drink and free binocular hire for those without. Payment must be made in advance.

Booking: Please call 01797 699047 to book your place

Directions: RSPB Dungeness Boulderwall Farm Dungeness Road, Lydd, Kent TN29 9PN

Partner organisation: RSPB

 

 

 

Exhibitions

  • Seaweeds exhibition at Romney Marsh Visitor Centre – This exhibition will be open to the public from early February onwards and will give visitors the chance to learn a bit more about the seaweeds we find around the coast of Kent and learn how they have been used for centuries to make everything from medicines and other health care products through to food items.

Programme of more events in 2019

A programme of more events in 2019 is being drawn up for the Monitoring of the Marsh project, which will include a packed schedule of wildlife training events and exhibitions, including:

July:

  • An Introduction to Habitat Survey and Assessment
  • Batty about Bats!
  • Kent Field Club Outing
  • A wildlife walk along the Royal Military Canal

August:

  • Life IN the Shingle: The international importance of Dungeness
  • Family Nature Crafts

September:

  • Overlooked Mammals of Kent

 

Please re-visit the What’s On page for more details on the above planned events. There will also be a number of other free events taking place during 2019, so please check back regularly.