Events at Lackford Lakes



Contact us:

Lackford Lakes,
Bury St Edmunds,
Suffolk IP28 6HX

Visitor centre 01284 728706

Reserve team 01284 728541

School visits 01284 728706




Facilities at Lackford Lakes


Enjoy coffee, cake and kingfishers!  Lackford Lakes visitor centre is open 10am to 5pm everyday. With stunning views across the nature reserve from our upstairs gallery, you can enjoy the great outdoors in comfort, whatever the weather.

If you are visiting as a group, please contact us on 01284 728706 in advance to check availability. Guided walks may be available if requested at the time of booking. 

Lackford Lakes is free to visit, however if you wish to support our work on the nature reserve, please consider making a donation or becoming a member of Sufolk Wildlife Trust.

We are currently recruiting for the following volunteer roles:

Lackford Lakes Volunteer

Lackford Lakes Cafe Volunteer


Large car park in front of visitor centre. Find us
6 km of trails & nine bird hides. View trail map
All weather paths offer year round access
Coffee shop & picnic area
Toilets - wheelchair access and baby changing facilities
Family activities - come into the centre for free spotter sheets and to find out about our regular events
Binocular hire
School visits, led by our Wild Learning Officer
Sorry, no dogs (except for assistance dogs)