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RSPB - Minsmere Nature Reserve

Minsmere is a great day out. Families will love the Wild Zone where kids can build a den, or play in the specially-built child-sized sand martin tunnels and bittern nest. Children can also hire an Explorer backpack for self-guided wildlife discovery. A regular programme of events and activities includes guided walks, pond dipping, art activities and much more. There's a choice of countryside walks through Suffolk's beautiful coastal, wetland and woodland scenery. The spacious wildlife hides offer excellent views of a wide variety of wildlife throughout the year. The cafe serves a superb range of locally-sourced, home-produced food and the RSPB shop stocks everything you need to help give nature a home in your garden.

Who to contact

Telephone
01728 648281
Fax
01728 648770
Email
minsmere@rspb.org.uk
Website
http://www.rspb.org.uk/minsmere
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Additional contact

Additional Website
http://www.rspb.org.uk/events

Where to go

Name
Minsmere Nature Reserve
Address
Westleton
Saxmundham
Suffolk
Postcode
IP17 3BY
Area served
Saxmundham
Parking details
There is a large, free car park
Transport
The nearest train stations are at Darsham and Saxmundham. A demand-responsive bus service serving the Minsmere area can be booked by calling Suffolk Link on 01728 833526
Restrictions to access
No overnight parking

Days & Times

Open daily, dawn to dusk. The visitor centre is open 9 am to 5 pm (closes 4 pm Nov-Jan).
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Other details

Cost Details
Adults £9, children (5-18) £5, students £6, under 5s free, family ticket – one free child per party. RSPB members free
Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
Accessibility
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet, Audio Loop

Accreditation details
VAQAS

Notes

Minsmere has an established field teaching programme, making it a great place for school visits.

The Discovery Centre is available for group hire for birthday parties, meetings, etc.

Personalised tours can be booked for small groups, with at least a week's notice.

Last Updated
07/06/2018

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