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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.

Home to BBC's Springwatch, RSPB Minsmere is a great place to bring the family to discover 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. With luck you may spot a bittern, otter, avocet or red deer, and our volunteer guides will help you to find many other exciting species.

Families can hire an Explorer backpack, complete with binoculars and bugbox, 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.

Attraction name:
RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve
Adults - £9, Students - £6, Children - £5 (5-14 years), Under 5s - free, Family Ticket - One child free with two paying adults, 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