The Kingfisher Medway Trust

Enjoy Kent's countryside and wildlife with a trip on the River Medway


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All Directions thoroughly enjoy our Kingfisher boat trips each year. The peaceful trip around the most lovely countryside, operated by such kind friendly people, is a joy. Our students become far more relaxed and chilled out and look so happy. Everyone agrees, including our staff and volunteers, the Kingfisher experience is always relaxing and a great therapy for all.

Caroline McGonigle, Manager, All Directions, Dartford

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As part of our summer education for the upper school, two groups of students took part in trips to travel on Kingfisher Mark. Both trips were amazing for our students. The children were able to work alongside the crew whilst opening and closing the lock gates This activity helped them learn valuable skills, such as communicating with different people in different situations, working as part of a team and following instructions. As well as these important skills the children found the river to be a calming influence, in which they were surrounded by nature. Such a positive experience, we look forward to further trips.

James Pashley, Outdoor teacher, Philpots Manor School

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An absolutely fantastic day...we spotted 4 or 5 Kingfishers as well as countless swans.Our pupils absolutely love the Kingfisher boat trips. They are one of the highlights of our year and the pupils (and staff) talk about them throughout the year. The photos are a joy to share and the crew on the boats are fantastic with our pupils.

Meadowfield Special School, Sittingbourne

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We look forward to the Kingfisher trip every summer. We have clients that are in wheelchairs, have poor mobility, or are partially sighted and each and every person comes back with positive feedback. The crew are hands on and are known to my clients as lovely they put everyone at ease and ensure they have a lovely day seeing the swans and experiencing going through the locks etc. I never have any qualms about booking the Kingfisher as I know they will provide a safe, enjoyable day to remember.

Involve Kent, Maidstone

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Really enjoyable day out. In spite of the wet weather there was a warm, friendly and relaxing atmosphere.

St Peter’s Church, Maidstone

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What a wonderful day on the river away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Active lives, Canterbury

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The kids have had such fun when helping out with the locks and driving the boat!

Lee Manning, Parents Consortium

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Fantastic time today...having fun with my friends.

Tonbridge Mencap