brown and green grass field during sunset

Enjoy the magic of dawn with Simon as your guide, as he unravels the complexities of birdsong, and offers helpful hints and tips on how you might identify certain species.

Great Comp Gardens Dawn Experience

A gentle walk around the gardens at Great Comp. With its variety of habitats locally and the wildlife friendly practices in the garden, Great Comp has one Kent’s most impressive choruses.


Tuesday 19 April – 5:20am
Thursday 28 April – 5am

Great Comp Garden is located on Comp Lane, Platt, Nr Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 8QS. Ticket holders should meet at the garden entrance hut.

Cost: £15 per person. 

How to book: Tickets are available to purchase via Great Comp’s website:

Leybourne Lakes Dawn Experience

An early morning walk around Leybourne Lakes Country Park listening to the orchestra of bird song whilst identifying each species.

Saturday 14 May – 4:30am

Cost: £4 per person

How to book: You can book and pay online or by calling 01622 719345

River Medway Tonbridge River Experiences

Enjoy a gentle trip two hour trip at dawn up the River Medway. This is great time for all sorts of wildlife, but the birds are at their most impressive, with over 25 species usually recorded.


Saturday 9 April – 05:15
Saturday 16 April – 05:00
Thursday 5 May – 04:30
Saturday 7 May – 04:30
Thursday 12 May – 04:30

These are run in association with the Tonbridge River Trips, aboard a quiet electric boat offering a variety of unique experiences. All experiences are planned around 2 hours on the boat.

Cost: £25 per person (including a hot drink and biscuit).

How to book: If you would like to enquiries about any of the Experiences please contact the Tonbridge River Trips directly:

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