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RSPB Minsmere

  • Westleton
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • National Parks

Attraction Information

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
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Opening hours

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

Last Entry

30 minutes before closing


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

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

01728 648 281



Click here to visit RSPB Minsmere's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

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

Yes, there are toilets.

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

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

There are baby food/milk warming facilities available

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

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

Yes, RSPB Minsmere is wheelchair friendly.

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

Yes, RSPB Minsmere have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Additional Info

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Reserve may close in extreme weather

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

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