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RSPB Minsmere nature reserve

RSPB Minsmere nature reserve

From ancient woodland, wetlands and reedbeds, to lagoons and a shingle beach, few sites can offer such a range of habitats for your class to explore. Your class can enjoy hands-on practical activities within easy walking distance of the well-equipped Discovery Zone and classroom.
Our beautiful reserve is home to an extraordinary range of wildlife. Visit us and you might see butterflies and dragonflies, rare plants and little terns on our sand dunes or those iconic birds - avocets, marsh harriers and bitterns - whose conservation stories are so intimately linked to Minsmere.
Whether studying birds, other wildlife, landscape or habitats, groups will find a warm welcome here, as well as one of the UK's best wildlife experiences.
To find out more, take a look at the list of the programmes and contact us to make a booking.
Each programme is designed to last two hours; sessions run from 10am to 12pm and then 12.30 to 2.30pm. Two programmes can be combined to make a whole-day visit.


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  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Covered space
  • Disabled toilets
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access

Gift shop, mobility scooters and wheelchair available to hire, large print maps on request


Nursery and Primary £6.50 whole day
Secondary £8 whole day
Post-16 £10 whole day, Please call to discuss pricing options and assistance with transport costs.

What we can offer

  • Conservation and site maintenance skills
  • Forest Schools
  • Pre-visit information available
  • Provision of materials/equipment/livestock
  • Risk assessment
  • Self-guided activities
  • Set programmes
  • Tailored programmes


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