Plan your visit
Open from dawn to dusk.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
(under 19) £5
Free entrance for first child
Free entrance for under 5s
- Free entrance for carers
- Car park cost
How to get here
Darsham is the closest station (5 miles).
Leiston is the nearest scheduled bus (4 miles). A demand-responsive bus will meet local buses and trains from 7am - 7pm Monday to Saturday. It must be booked the day before travelling by calling Suffolk Links Blyth on 01728 635938.
National cycle route 1 links with regional route 42 (Suffolk Coast Cycle route).
The reserve is sign posted with brown tourist signs from Westleton.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Group booking information
If you are visiting Minsmere as a group, please contact us in advance to check availability. We will meet all pre-booked groups on arrival to give a quick introduction to Minsmere, highlight what species have been seen recently or what events are taking place, and answer any questions.
Guided walks may be available if requested at the time of booking. Please note that we can only accept two group bookings per day.
Schools booking information
Your class can enjoy hands-on practical activities within easy walking distance of the well-equipped Discovery Zone and classroom. Each programme is designed to last two hours - sessions run between 10am-12pm and 12.30-2.30pm. Two programmes can be combined to make a whole day visit.
We have two classrooms in the Discovery Centre. These are level throughout with a flexible layout, hearing loop and accessible toilet.
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UK Nature Breaks
Why not stop over with UK Nature Breaks to make the most of your visit and what nature has to offer. 10% of every accommodation booking will be donated to the RSPB.
We all #LoveMinsmere. But this unforgettable reserve could be under threat from a new nuclear power station. We need you to act now, and tell EDF what you think to protect this special landscape for the future.
Please show your support on the 4 January 2019 when the consultation opens.