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Nature Reserve, £8

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RSPB Minsmere

RSPB Minsmere

Address

Westleton,
Saxmundham,
Suffolk,
IP17 3BY

Details

Get closer to nature at RSPB Minsmere. There are several miles of countryside walks through Suffolk's gorgeous coastal and wetland scenery, bringing you close to a wide variety of wildlife. Families and youth groups can explore the Wild Zone and Wild Wood Adventure, discovering more about how some of Minsmere's special wildlife lives whilst having fun.

Each season brings its own delights and sensory experiences. The woods and reedbeds resound with birdsong in spring. Still summer days see darting dragonflies and flitting butterflies take centre stage. Autumn brings a blaze of colour and prehistoric bellows of rutting red deer stags. Winter sees flocks of ducks at their glorious best set off by golden reedbeds and vast Suffolk skies.

Meet our volunteer guides who will help you to discover more, or simply stroll around the beautiful RSPB Countryside Walks. Join us for a guided walk, or our popular family activities, then relax with locally sourced, homemade hot and cold meals in the cafe and choose from a superb range in the RSPB Shop. Fully accessible toilets and car park.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Groups by advance booking. Full Disabled Access except no access along the beach to East Hide, and Bittern Hide and Canopy Hide are only accessible via steps.

Opening details

Nature trails and hides open daily dawn-dusk.
Visitor Centre, Café & Shop open daily 9am-5pm (9am-4pm 1 Nov – 31 Jan).
Regular guided walks – see website for details. Closed 25 & 26 Dec.

Prices

Adults £9
Children (5-18) £5
Students £6
Under 5s Free
Family ticket One child free with two paying adults
RSPB members free

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 10 Dec The Magic of Minsmere
Sun 11 Dec - Mon 11 Dec Birdwatching for beginners
Tue 13 Dec The Magic of Minsmere
Sun 18 Dec The Magic of Minsmere
Tue 20 Dec The Magic of Minsmere
Tue 27 Dec Health walks

Location

Directions

See location of RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 463673  Lat: 52.24893 Long: 1.60722

By Road:
Follow brown tourist signs from the A12 at Yoxford (from south) or Blythburgh (from north), via Westleton village. Visitor centre and car park are two miles from Westleton. Disabled parking available in main car park.

By Public Transport:
From Saxmundham station it is 6 miles to RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Groups by advance booking. Full Disabled Access except no access along the beach to East Hide, and Bittern Hide and Canopy Hide are only accessible via steps.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu