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RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve


IP17 3BY

Contact Details

Tel: 01728 648281
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. For further information visit:


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.

Prices and opening

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

Opening details

Season DatesOpening Hours
NotesNature 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.