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RSPB Minsmere

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Discover the incredible variety of wildlife present on the beautiful Suffolk coast as you explore a network of paths through woods, wetlands and heaths. There’s something for everyone, whenever you visit.

Opening Times

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.


Free entrance to RSPB members Yes
Adults £9
Children £5
Free entrance for first child
Free entrance for under 5s
Student £6
Free entrance for carers Yes

Opening Times

Nature reserve: open daily, dawn to dusk. Closed outside of these hours.
Car park: open daily, dawn to dusk. Closed outside of these hours.
Toilets: open daily, 10am-4pm.

  • Accepts Groups
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Coach Parties Accepted
  • Credit Cards Accepted No Fee
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Education Study Area
  • Facilities For Educational Visits
  • Facilities For Groups
  • Gift Shop
  • On-Site Catering
  • Picnic Site
  • Public Toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs Available
RSPB Minsmere
Sheepwash Lane
IP17 3BY