• RSPB Minsmere 3 - Attraction - Nature and Wildlife
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RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

Discover nature together on the beautiful Suffolk coast. Wander among the wetlands and woods, potter along the beach, and pause to watch some amazing wildlife. Explore the Wild Zone with the family, then sample some delicious home-cooked, locally-sourced food in the cafe.

RSPB Minsmere is a great place to bring the family to enjoy nature on the Suffolk coast. After a friendly welcome in the visitor centre, there’s a choice of easy walks through beautiful woodland, wetland and coastal scenery.

The wildlife changes throughout the year but includes an amazing variety of birds, insects, flowers and other wildlife. Our volunteer guides are on hand to help you to find bittern, otter, avocet or red deer, and there are regular guided walks to show many more species. 

Families can hire an Explorer backpack to investigate minibeasts, build a den together, or play in the Wild Zone’s sand martin tunnels and bittern nest. 

Dogs are allowed in the visitor centre and car park only. Limited shaded parking available. Assistance dogs only on nature trails.

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Attraction name:
RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve
Adults - £9, Students - £6, Children - £5 (5-17 years), Under 5s - free, Family Ticket - One child free with any party, RSPB Members - free
Opening Hours:
Daily, except 25/26 December. Visit Centre open 9 am to 5 pm (9 am to 4 pm Nov-Jan).
How to get here:

Follow the brown tourist signs from the A12 at Yoxford (from south) or Blythburgh (from north), via Westleton village.
Minsmere is signposted from Westleton, along two miles of narrow country lanes.
Nearest railway station: Darsham (four miles) or Saxmundham (five miles).

Nearest bus: Leiston (three miles) or
Saxmundham. A demand-responsive bus, Suffolk Link, serves Minsmere from nearby towns and villages, but must be pre-
booked, 24 hours ahead, on 01728 833526