Day-trips at Elmley Nature Reserve
We now know from experience that nature is a tonic in times like these. Thankfully, Elmley Nature Reserve – which comes into its own in the winter months when the wildfowl and wading birds arrive – is able to stay open to local visitors during the second national lockdown.
On Mondays, Wednesdays and weekends guests can visit the Reserve for either a full or half day and for each adult ticket purchased, two under-12s go free. Tickets start at £6 for a half-day and must be pre-booked. (National lockdown legislation applies: you can visit the Reserve with other people you live with, or from your support bubble, or with one person from another household.)
Seasonal, locally-made, takeaway hot drinks, cakes and warming lunches are also available for you to enjoy whilst on the Reserve. There’s even a loo.
Guests who wish to immerse themselves in the landscape for a little longer will be able to rent one of five en-suite bedrooms in the recently-renovated 18th-century Kingshill Farmhouse from 2 December (assuming lockdown restrictions are eased then). Previously only available to large groups, the owners of Elmley have now made individual rooms available to rent from £180 a night.
For more information, visit elmleynaturereserve.co.uk