RSPB Minsmere | Day Out With The Kids

RSPB Minsmere

Westleton, Suffolk, England

  • RSPB Minsmare Visitor Centre
  • RSPB Minsmare play area
  • RSPB Minsmare view from the sky

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Love nature, photography and the great outdoors? Then RSPB Minsmere National Reserve is a great place for your family day out. There, you won’t have to worry about running out of things to see and do. In fact, the park is so large and there’s so much on offer that a day won’t be enough to cover everything.

Take the chance to discover the beautiful coastal scenery surrounding RSPB Minsmere. Go down to the beach and catch a glimpse of avocets, bearded tits, bitterns and many other interesting birds. Explore beautiful nature walks with plenty of hides where you can take shelter and spot some of UK’s rarest wildlife. Or take a backpack and venture into the woodlands beyond the park for even more amazing nature! Don’t know where to begin? The guides at the nature reserve are always on hand to help you find amazing species.

RSPB Minsmere offers loads of activities for families with kids. At the Wild Zone your tots have a play tree and child-sized nests to engage with. In the Wild Wood, you can get involved too - take a minibeasts safari or work as a team to build a den. And there’s a whole Discovery Centre filled with family-friendly activities too!

As we said, one day at RSPB Minsmere just won’t be enough - you’ll be coming back for more!

  • Get close to some of UK’s most amazing wildlife
  • Explore nature trails with guides on hand
  • Family events & activities from pond dipping to bird ringing demonstrations


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Sheepwash Lane, Westleton, Suffolk, IP17 3BY, England


Click here to visit RSPB Minsmere's website
01728 648 281

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Closed on 25th and 26th December


Adults: £9.00
Kids (5-17): £5.00
Students: £6.00
Under 5s: Free
Family ticket:One child free with any party

Last Entry

30 minutes before closing

More Information

Weather policy

Reserve may close in extreme weather


Toilets at the visitor centre, plus one disabled/baby change toilet in the shop
Additional toilets at the Discovery Centre

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Clothing requirements

We recommend wearing comfortable footwear, plus walking boots in autumn and winter

Guest suitability

Mobility scooters available to hire and a wheelchair, please call ahead to book

Parking facilities

Free parking, including parking for visitors with disabilities and two electric car charging points

Baby food facilities

There are baby food/milk warming facilities available

Eating information

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy free options, for any other dietary requirements please speak to the catering staff