We’ve been keeping busy here at Minsmere with many visitors coming to enjoy the reserve. If you’re planning on visiting us here’s everything you need to know before you make your journey 

Our team is now outside to welcome you at the visitor centre. Come speak to us and we will explain all the changes that have been put in place. Bring your membership cards with you. There is a suggested donation of £5 for non-members or even better you can become a member with us on the day! 

Our shop is now open! Opening times are 10-4 Wednesday-Sunday. Our café remains closed, but we are offering grab and go options including takeaway teas and coffees. Make sure to bring your face masks with you.

Come prepared, bring hand sanitiser with you to use after you touch a gate or surface. Wash your hands frequently.

NO DOGS are allowed on the reserve. Our shaded parking area for dog owners is closed. Please do not leave dogs in vehicles.

No cycling, fires, BBQs or drones are permitted on the reserve.

Do bring picnics, make use of our benches and take all litter home with you.

Do park considerately, leave a car space between cars to allow social distancing. If the car park is full please return another time. Do not park in passing places or across gates. 

Toilets are cleaned several times a day and open only 9am-5pm. Follow the one-way system for entering and leaving the toilet facilities, only one person or household to use the toilets at one time. 

All hides are closed. We have open viewpoints around the reserve where people can watch wildlife and social distance. Our paths are wide but where there are narrower areas please give way and allow people to pass safely.

Do point out interesting things you see to other visitors, but do not allow others to use your equipment – as tempting as it is to let someone look through your scope you are putting yourself and them at risk. 

If you have any concerns or questions, please comment below or email us minsmere@rspb.org.uk 

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