Minsmere redevelopment

The RSPB is improving the visitor experience at Minsmere, providing a greater degree of access for people with mobility problems, families, schoolchildren and birdwatchers.  To achieve this, the infrastructure of the site is being enhanced, in particular working on the following areas:
  • Building a family discovery zone - including an educational facility for children, a spotter station, a migration game and play tunnels.
  • Developing a programme for lifelong learning and interpretation - to keep visitors of all ages stimulated and engaged with the site and the wildlife found there.
  • A new hide - fully wheelchair and pram accessible, placed further forward into the reedbed to give superb views of feeding bitterns, avocets and otters.
  • Improved car park - smoothing out the surface and creating bigger bays to make it easier for visitors to navigate the entrance.
  • Better signage and interpretation - enabling visitors to fully appreciate the rich history and diversity of wildlife on site.
These improvements started in August 2011 and will be complete by Spring 2012.
The partnership will increase the number of volunteers and visitors to the site by 10%, and investigate new ways of interacting with visitors, by using new technology such as social media.

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