Minsmere Reserve

Minsmere reserve


Nature trails take you through a variety of habitats to excellent birdwatching hides.

Visit the RSPB website

What makes it special

  • Excellent bird watching
  • Nature trail
  • A variety of habitats

Opening Times

Daily - 09:00 to 17:00


Free entrance to RSPB members - Yes
Adults - £9.00
Children (under 19) - £5.00
Free entrance for first child
Free entrance for under 5s
Student - £6.00
Free entrance for carers - Yes
Car park cost - Free

Hostels nearby

Minsmere reserve

Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 3BY

Map references

OS Map: 156, and Explorer 212

OS Grid Ref: TM471672

Lat/Lng: 52.247803, 1.618833

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings is home to a concert hall, fabulous shops and a thriving art scene with a number of galleries.


Cycling in Blaxhall

The area offers very leisurely cycling as the countryside is mainly flat - making it great for families. Children will find the routes easy and great fun.


Watersports in Blaxhall

YHA Blaxhall is only eight miles from the sea. Nearby Blyth estuary offers a range of water sport options, or if you fancy hiring a boat the Norfolk Broads are just a short distance away.

Orford Castle

Orford Castle

Discover the secrets of one of England's most unusual keeps within the chambers of this fascinating polygonal tower. Visit the English Heritage website for Orford Castle.

Orford Ness

Orford Ness

Take a short boat trip to this wild and remote shingle spit and discover a landscape and history that will both delight and intrigue.  Wander along Orford Beach and look at the old Atomic Weapons

Framlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle

A magnificent 12th century fortress with a long and colourful past which makes a fascinating family day out in Suffolk. See the English Heritage website for more details

Rendlesham Forest

Rendlesham Forest

A UFO trail to awake your imagination and take you to some of the areas connected to the UFO sighting in December 1980. Visit the Forestry Commision or the Visit East Anglia websites

Sutton Hoo, ancient Anglo-Saxon helmet and mask

Sutton Hoo

Well worth a trip to walk round the ancient burial mounds, visit the exhibition centre, and discover the incredible story of the ship burial of an Anglo Saxon King and his treasured possessions. Vi