Events

Unless otherwise specified, you do not need to be a member of the RSPB (or the local group) to join us on our events, and birdwatching experience is not necessary. If you have any questions please call the contact number shown with the event details.

August 2018

Sat
18

Havergate Adventure

Location: The RSPB boat 'October Storm' will depart at Orford Quay and bring you to Havergate Island. Please ensure you arrive at Orford in good time and leave your car at the pay and display car park situated close to the quay. Bicycle racks can be found in the car park.
Latitude/longitude: 52.09063,1.53863 (Google map)

Join us on one of Havergates most popular trips – The Havergate Adventure.

For just 3 days in August the RSPB's annual Havergate Adventure organised and guided by The RSPB Woodbridge Local Group will take place. We want to introduce you to birds and other wildlife that is found on Havergates wild lagoons whatever your age or experience. Homemade refreshments will be available to purchase and binoculars available to borrow on free loan so you do not miss out on anything. 

Boats leave Orford Quay every hour from 09.30 to 13.30. Trips last approx. 2 hours 40 minutes and include a 2 hour guided tour of part of the island.

Refreshments and toilet facilities are available on the island and binoculars are also available on free loan.

Places on these trips are strictly limited because of the small capacity of the RSPB boat, so please book early. Places are strictly limited to 12 persons per boat so you are strongly advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

We recommend stout footwear, warm clothing, wet weather clothing and sun protection at all times of year.

You need to have a reasonable level of fitness for this trip because it requires getting on and off the boat and a lot of walking on uneven and sometimes muddy ground on the island.

In adverse weather conditions, the trip may be cancelled at short notice at the warden's discretion; in this case, you will get a full refund of your booking fee.

To book click here

Time: The RSPB boat 'October Storm' will leave from Orford Quay hourly from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

Price: £15 for adults; £3 for under 16s. However, the boat can only carry a maximum of 12 passengers and demand is likely to be high, so early booking is strongly recommended.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01728 648301

E-mail: minsmere@rspb.org.uk

September 2018

Wed
12

Boyton

Location: Meet at Banters Barn, Boyton. Grid Ref: TM 387475
Postcode: IP12 3LR (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021

October 2018

Thu
4

An Introduction to New Zealand and Peru for Birders

Location: Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road, Woodbridge
Postcode: IP12 4AU (Google map)

Illustrated talk by Roy Laverick. Sponsored by Riverside Restaurant and Theatre.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Group Members: Adults £3.00 Under 16 Free. Non-Members: Adults £4.00 Under 16 £1.50

Telephone: 07904 996927

Wed
10

Waldringfield

Location: Meet in the Maybush Car Park. Pay & Display but refunded if purchase made in the Maybush. Grid Ref: TM 285445
Postcode: IP12 4QZ (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021

Sun
14

Day Trip to Havergate Island

Location: Group trip to the Havergate Reserve limited to 11 people. Meet on Orford Quay at 10.00 am returning at approximately 3.20 pm. Bring suitable clothing and a packed lunch.
Orford Quay Grid Ref: TM 425495
Postcode: IP12 2NU (Google map)

Group trip to the Havergate Reserve limited to 11 people.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: £15.00 per person

Booking essential

Telephone: 07904 996927

Sat
27

Make a Difference Day

Location: Our annual sponsored work party. Meet at 9.00 am. Stout footware and gloves advisable. Loppers and saws will be useful. Finish around 3.00 pm or earlier if you wish. Location and full details available at indoor meetings or by contacting the Group Leader.

Our annual sponsored work party.

Time: 9.00 am

Price: N/A

Telephone: 07904 996927

November 2018

Thu
1

Jewels of the Gambia

Location: Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road, Woodbridge
Postcode: IP12 4AU (Google map)

Illustrated talk by Ashley Grove. Sponsored by E. W. Revett & Son, "The Butchers".

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Group Members: Adults £3.00 Under 16 Free. Non-Members: Adults £4.00 Under 16 £1.50

Telephone: 07904 996927

Sat
10

Orwell Country Park and Foreshore

Location: Meet at the Orwell Country Park Car Park. Grid Ref: TM 187407.
Postcode: IP10 0NZ (Google map)

A half-day walk.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07904 996927

Wed
21

Ramsholt

Location: Meet in Ramsholt Public Car Park. Grid Ref: TM 309415
Postcode: IP12 3AB (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021

December 2018

Thu
6

Red Kites - Back from the Brink

Location: Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road, Woodbridge
Postcode: IP12 4AU (Google map)

Illustrated talk by Jeff Knott. Preceded by Group Annual General Meeting. Sponsored by Charnwood Milling Co. Ltd.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Group Members: Adults £3.00 Under 16 Free. Non-Members: Adults £4.00 Under 16 £1.50

Telephone: 07904 996927

Sun
16

Boyton Area for Wintering Birds

Location: Meet at Banters Barn, Boyton. Grid Ref: TM 386474
Postcode: IP12 3LR (Google map)

A half-day walk.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07904 996927

Wed
19

Hazelwood Marshes

Location: Meet in the Car Park on A1094 Aldeburgh road. Grid Ref: TM 442582.
Please note weelingtons advised as tide may be high.
Postcode: IP17 1PG (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021