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Birdwatching, £0.50-£2.50


RSPB Strumpshaw Fen Nature Reserve

RSPB Strumpshaw Fen Nature Reserve

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Set in the wild and beautiful Yare Valley, near Norwich, Strumpshaw Fen is an enchanting nature reserve where you can get close to the outstanding wildlife of the Norfolk Broads. Enjoy a gentle family stroll through a timeless landscape of reedbeds, pools, meadows and woodlands. Marsh harriers hunt over the reeds and you might see a kingfisher, bittern or even an otter.

In spring and summer, the meadows bloom with wild orchids and come alive with dragonflies and butterflies. Look out for rare insects like swallowtail butterflies and Norfolk hawker dragonflies.

Families can borrow pond-dipping nets, binoculars and magnifying pots to discover wildlife up close. Or come along to one of the special family event days with hands-on wildlife activities.

Visitor facilities include three viewing hides and a reception area, 8km of nature trails and picnic benches, Hot drinks and a range of snacks are available to buy from reception. A variety of events and guided walks held throughout the year.

"Had a great day out with my daddy and sister. We saw a bittern and a kingfisher, also lots of butterflies and dragonflies" - Natasha, age 10

"An amazing day in a magical place - I haven't felt so relaxed in ages!" - Adrian, Norwich.
For further details see

Coach parties acceptedOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Visitor facilities include three hides, a pond-dipping platform, and a reception area. Disabled Access: limited access for wheelchairs – see website or phone for details.

Opening details

The reserve is open from dawn until dusk every day except Christmas Day. Reception is open from 9.30am until 5pm every day in summer, and 9.30am until 4pm in winter.


Adults £3.50; Concessions £2.50; Children (5-17 years) £1.50 (one child per family goes free)
RSPB members and under 5's FREE.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 22 Jul - Tue 5 Sep Jump into Summer at RSPB Fen
Tue 25 Jul Guided Nature Kayak Adventure Trip
Fri 28 Jul Wild Challenge Friday
Sat 29 Jul Guided Nature Kayak Adventure Trip
Sun 30 Jul Marvellous Moths at RSPB Strumpshaw Fen
Fri 4 Aug Wild Challenge Friday


Strumpshaw Fen office

01603 715191


Low Road,
NR13 4HS



See location of RSPB Strumpshaw Fen Nature Reserve on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 341066  Lat: 52.60668 Long: 1.45598

By Road:
The reserve is best approached from the village of Brundall, east of Norwich just off the A47. From the A47 roundabout, drive through Brundall and continue along the high street towards Strumpshaw. Soon after you pass the Strumpshaw sign, turn right into Stone Road, and immediately right again into Low Road. The reserve car park is 500 m down Low Road on the right.

By Public Transport:
By bus: the 17A service from Norwich stops near the reserve, at the bottom of Stone Road. From Stone Road turn immediately right down Low Road, the reserve is 15 minutes walk from here. Buses run week days and Saturdays (not Sundays).

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Brundall station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Visitor facilities include three hides, a pond-dipping platform, and a reception area. Disabled Access: limited access for wheelchairs – see website or phone for details.