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This event is part of the Brecks Outdoor Festival

Watery Wildlife Discovery Day

Discover the habitats and species of Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve at this fun, family-friendly open day. Learn about volunteering opportunities and discover what you can do for nature at home and in your local community.

September 14, 2024
10am - 3pm
Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve

Watery Wildlife Discovery Day

Celebrate the beauty of the Brecks at this exciting open day at Lackford Lakes. You’ll have the chance to learn about the bird species that call the lakes their home and how to identify them on a guided walk. Bring your family and enjoy a range of activities, including exploring the world of invertebrates through a microscopic view. You can also learn about our volunteering opportunities and discover how you can make a positive impact on nature in your local community and at home.

– Guided bird walk at 10.30am (must be booked) kindly funded by the Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers Landscape Partnership Scheme supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
– Minibeast hunting and viewing under the microscopes
– Wooden tag pledge making
– Games and more!

– Optional hedgehog home making (Please note that there is a fee of £12 per house)


Watery Wildlife Discovery Day

When: Saturday 14th September

Where: Lackford Lakes, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6HXG

Time: 10am – 3pm (guided walk at 10.30am-advanced booking required)

Find out more and book tickets for the guided walk here: Watery Wildlife Discovery Day at Lackford Lakes | Suffolk Wildlife Trust


Further Information:

Accessibility: Activities will take place at the Lackford Lakes visitor centre. The guided walk will be a gentle slow walk along footpaths. If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility, please contact Lackford Lakes via:

 Transport: The closest bus stop is ‘Bus Shelter’ located in Lackford village, approximately 15 minutes walk to the Lackford Lakes visitor centre (please note this route includes off road surfaces). To find out more details including timetables, visit

On-site parking is available (parking charges may apply).

Facilities: On site toilet and café facilities available. Find out more information about Lackford Lakes here

What to wear and bring: Please wear clothing appropriate for the weather, including layers and wet weather wear, or sun protection. Sturdy closed toe footwear or wellies are recommended.