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Dawn chorus and breakfast at Minsmere
Join us as Minsmere’s night shift ends and dawn breaks over the east coast with a rising crescendo. Listen to booming bitterns in the darkness, then pick out the different sounds of warblers, finches, gulls and waders as they join the chorus, before returning to the café at 6.30 am for a delicious full English breakfast to set you up for the day ahead (included in the price)
No previous experience needed. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars as there will not be any available to hire for these walks.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
We do not recommend our walks for children under 8 years old as they last for more than two hours
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Minsmere is signposted from the A12 and the village of Westleton (two miles away). On arrival there is a large, free car park, and cycle racks. The nearest train station is Darsham, four miles away. There are toilets in the visitor centre
What can I bring into the event?
We recommend suitable outdoor clothing. Bring your own binoculars and camera if you have them. You may wish to carry a drink and/or snack. A full English breakfast is included after the walk. No dogs, except registered assistance dogs please
Do you cater for special dietary needs?
Yes, our catering team can cater for any special dietary requirements. Please note these on the booking form, then let the catering team know when you return for breakfast.
Can I stay on the reserve after the walk?
Yes, Minsmere is open from dawn to dusk, so make the most of the early start and take your time exploring at your leisure after the walk. The shop and reception will not open until 9 am, and the cafe re-opens at 10 am. Non members who decide to stay are asked to pay the reserve entry fee (or join the RSPB) when the reception opens.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01728 648281 for further details. All bookings must be made on line
What's the refund policy?
If we cancel an event for any reason you will receive a full refund. Should you need to cancel, then you receive a full refund up to three days before the event, after which no refund is available. Cancellations must be made by calling us on 01728 648281
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring you ticket or email confirmation with you. RSPB members should bring their membership cards with them please.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
You can transfer your booking to another event up to one week before the event.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Please include the names of all people who will be attending when making a booking
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