15th October, 2016

RSPB half-term events by train

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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
Migration Madness

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).

Look up train times

More things to do this half-term

Ancient Egypt extravaganza at RAMM (near Exeter Central station)
Fish and chips at the seaside (near Exmouth station)
Exetreme Imagination Festival (near Exeter Central station)
Dinosaur trail (near Exmouth station)

Part funded by the Designated Community Rail Development Fund. The Fund is backed by the Department for Transport and the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (now Community Rail Network).

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