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Place Category: Attractions
Naturally fun for everyone – RSPB Minsmere is a fantastic coastal nature reserve that’s perfect for families.
Start your adventure at the visitor centre to find out about the latest activities and events, plot your route and get an idea of what wildlife to look out for at this stunning spot on the Suffolk coast.
Discover and play
There’s something to suit everyone at Minsmere. Visitors with little ones can enjoy shorter walks along our buggy-friendly paths, while older walkers can stride out along our longer, wilder trails or shell-speckled beach.
Kids can let off steam in our Wild Zone natural play area: pretend to be a bittern in our brilliant child-sized nests, then climb through a giant sand martin tunnel before building a den in the woods!
Minsmere is home to a staggering variety of wildlife. Keep your voice to a whisper as you scan for secretive bitterns in the reeds. Look out for elegant, black and white avocets – our RSPB emblem! – feeding in flat wetlands. And, if you’re lucky, you may spot otters from the Island Mere Hide. Adders, lizards and water voles also make their homes on the reserve.
Relax and enjoy
Take time out at our child-friendly café, where you’ll find everything from convenient child’s lunchboxes and snacks to hot meals prepared using local fare. We have high chairs and baby change facilities available – just ask.
And don’t leave without browsing our well-stocked gift and book shop, perfect for picking up treats for yourself and your garden wildlife at home.