RSPB Minsmere is more than just a Nature Reserve, it's a great day out for everyone, young and old.
Families will love the Wild Zone, complete with den building, child-sized sand martin tunnels and a willow-woven nest.
Children can play whilst parents can relax on comfortable sculpted sky-watching seats.
The Discovery Centre is a great venue for school groups or birthday parties, and is also used for many of our family events.
In our Visitor Centre, families can borrow an Explorer Backpack for self-guided wildlife discovery. These packs contain binoculars, a bugbox and a wildlife checklist.
You can choose from a variety of countryside walks through stunning coastal, wetland, woodland and heathland scenery, with 8 wildlife watching hides throughout the Reserve to sit and relax as you watch the wide variety of wildlife. Volunteer guides are often on hand to help, or book a guided walk before you visit if you prefer.
The views and wildlife change throughout the seasons, but theres always a variety of birds on the feeders outside the cafe.
In the Cafe much of the food is homemade using locally-sourced ingredients and the shop sells everything from wildlife homes to binoculars, cards to childrens gifts.
In spring, Minsmere is alive with birdsong, displaying birds and migrants passing through. Summer sees insects flitting among a variety of flowers, and breeding birds busily feeding their young. As the colours change in autumn, the red deer rut takes centre stage and winter migrants begin to return to the marshes and lagoons. The golden reedbeds and flocks of ducks dominate a winter visit.
For local information please see:Saxmundham GuideDunwich Guide
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