The RSPB has a great programme of half-term nature events at Bowling Green Marsh, 15 minutes’ walk from Topsham station (map). Click each event to find out more:
Saturday 22 October
Build Your Own Wildlife Garden
Sunday 23 October
Monday 24 October
Make Your Own Pipe Cleaner Dragonfly
Tuesday 25 October
Make Your Own Nature Mural
Wednesday 26 October
Make Your Own Halloween Bat
Friday 28 October
Nature Crosswords and Word Searches
Saturday 29 October
Half-Term Bug Hunt at Bowling Green Hide
Sunday 30 October
Learn About Our Feathered Friends
About Bowling Green Marsh
Bowling Green Marsh is on the east bank of the Exe Estuary and is one of the best places to watch birds in south-west England. Throughout the year, the open water attracts many different species of wetland birds. Little grebes, mute swans and a variety of ducks breed here. To find out more about the reserve, events running and volunteering opportunities please contact the RSPB Exe Estuary Team on 01392 833311.
Taking the train
Trains to Topsham run half-hourly through most of the day from both Exeter and Exmouth (seven days a week).
The adult Off-Peak Day Return fare to Topsham is just £3 from either Exeter or Exmouth. 5-15 year-olds are half price, and under 5s go free. Groups of three to nine people get a third off.
The train journey takes 15 minutes from Exeter Central, and 10-15 minutes from Exmouth. There are also departures from Exeter St Davids (slightly less frequent) taking 20 minutes.
Directions to Bowling Green Marsh
Bowling Green Marsh is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from Topsham station (map).
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