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Lackford Lakes

#9 of 58 things to do in Bury St Edmunds Features Animals
Lackford, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HX, England
+44 1284 728706
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dragonfly identification day

what a brilliant value for money day - the amount of information and background on Damselflies and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Good Day Out

Pleasant walks and great wildlife and some fantastic views, but made the mistake of coming here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thetford, United Kingdom
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From iridescent kingfishers to swirling clouds of starlings, the landscape of lakes, reedbed, meadow and woodland makes Suffolk Wildlife Trust's Lackford Lakes a wildlife oasis, offering close-up encounters with nature all year round. The reserve, trails and hides are open daily from dawn to dusk. Call in to the visitor centre for panoramic views of the reserve... coffee, cake and ice cream... and wildlife explorer back packs for young adventurers. Family activities and adult wildlife courses take place at Lackford Lakes throughout the year; follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep in touch.
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Lackford, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HX, England
+44 1284 728706
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Reviewed 1 week ago

what a brilliant value for money day - the amount of information and background on Damselflies and Dragonflies was superb

Thank clarebunno
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant walks and great wildlife and some fantastic views, but made the mistake of coming here when it was really hot once so much better the 2nd time around still warm but overcast got to see a lot more of the place.

Thank 160alicew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little reserve just outside of Bury St Edmunds. The car park is found at the end of a short drive down a track after taking the left at the fork and round to the right. It is signposted on the track. There is a...More

Thank Scott-KTM950
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Was fortunate to only have to wait 10 mins for a photo opportunity of the Kingfisher. There are two nesting sites one at the visitor centre and another on a nearby lake. Plenty of hides and lovely lakes, pleasant nature reserve with lovely views. Also...More

Thank debra_allen
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We have been visiting the wonderful Lackford Lakes for about 4 years on and off during the seasons and have been lucky to see the Kingfisher, little egrets and herons perched on the large willow tree overlooking the lake. Great for children to spot. We...More

Thank chicochicochico
Reviewed 25 May 2017

beautiful walks and good hides plenty to see .Opportunities to see the kingfisher and other wildlife .The grounds are suitable for picnics and we heard the cuckoo

Thank anneandmikes
Reviewed 21 May 2017

A gentle place brimming with peaceful paths, lakeside views and plenty of birdlife and insect life. This was my first visit and was surprised by the number of cars in the car park and then how devoid of people the site was. Plenty of hides...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Lackford Lakes is a great place to visit for anyone interested in wildlife and leisurely walking. There are several easily accessible hides from which it is possible to view a wide variety of birds, including little egrets, great crested grebes and ducks galore. We visited...More

1  Thank seniorsue2016
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is on my door step however I didn’t know it was there. Free parking and entrance. We took a picnic and ate our lunch at the picnic benches watching the canoeists before completing the circular walk back to the Visitors Centre. My friends 5yr-old...More

Thank harry248141
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Peace and calm. Had it all to ourselves. Gift ship a bit disappointing. Will go back.

1  Thank steven_wilkinson
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Roger W
15 February 2017|
Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of hides for you to use they all look over lakes/water but if you walk past these you go over a small bridge into a wood there are lots of bird boxes and lots of small birds there