Lackford Lake

Lackford Lake
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6HX
  • Telephone 01284 728 850
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Amazing Moths

Come and learn more about your garden visitors and how to make your garden more bee friendly. With Hawk Honey, Visitor Centre Officer at Lackford Lakes. Suitable for beginners. Drop in to the visitor centre at 1pm and see the amazing moths that have been trapped in our moth traps overnight at the reserve. The…

Sat 22 Jul

Free / 01284 728 850

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Sat 29 Jul

Free / 01284 728 850

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Sat 12 Aug

Free / 01284 728 850

  • 13:00 – 14:00
…and 2 more dates until 9 Sep

Autumn Birds Saturday 9 September

Explore this beautiful reserve with local ornithologist Paul Holness, and learn to observe and identify the great variety of birdlife, particularly Autumn migrants. You will learn how to identify visiting bird populations as well as resident birds in the varied habitats of this reserve, with popular local birder Paul…

Sat 9 Sep

£20/£17 conc. / 01284 728 850

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Barefoot Safari 4-7's

Activity morning for unaccompanied children. Please pre-book. Go on a barefoot safari around Lackford and find out about what lives underneath your feet! Please pre-book.   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 15 Aug

£5 / 01284 728 850

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Bear Hunt

Family event for all ages. All children must be accompanied. Join us on a bear hunt with activities and crafts based on the popular book!  Why not bring along some honey sandwiches and stay on site for a picnic afterwards! Pre book.   Suitable for people with limited mobility. Suitable for wheelchair users.

Tue 22 Aug

£2 adult, £4 child / 01284 728 850

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Beginners Guide To Solitary Bees & Wasps - Sunday 23 July 2017

Join Adrian Knowles, bee & wasp expert on this fascinating day. Adrian is the Suffolk county recorder for bees, wasps & ants. You will learn about the ecology & lifecycle of solitary bees & wasps, nest sites, artificial nest boxes and pollinator-friendly plants. Not suitable for people with limited…

Sun 23 Jul

£25 / 01284 728 850

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Bird Identification And Song Guided Walk

Guided walk with Paul Holness. Identify birds by sight and song. Bring or borrow binoculars. Booking essential: People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sat 26 Aug

£4 / 01284 728 850

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Sat 30 Sep

£4 / 01284 728 850

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Bird Identification And Song Guided Walk

Guided walk with Paul Holness. Identify birds by sight and song. Bring or borrow binoculars.   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sat 28 Oct

£4 / 01284 728 850

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Botanical Illustration - Saturday 2 September

People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sat 2 Sep

£25 / 01284 728 850

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Brilliant Birds Family Activity Afternoon

Family event for all ages. All children must be accompanied. Activities and crafts based around brilliant birds! Pre book. Suitable for people with limited mobility. Suitable for wheelchair users.

Wed 30 Aug

£2 adult, £4 child / 01284 728 850

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Bug Hunt Day

Join reserve visitor officer Hawk Honey for a walk around the reserve looking at and learning about the various insects that inhabit Lackford Lakes.   This event is weather dependant, so please check on the day if unsure by calling the centre 01284 728706 Suitable for people with limited mobility. Suitable for…

Sat 19 Aug

Free / 01284 728 850

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Carlton Marshes Wildlife Watch Group

Sounds and songs of nature Wildlife Watch activity for children aged 6- 12 years. Parents are welcome to stay.   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sat 9 Dec

Suggested donation £2 per child / 01284 728 850

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Carlton Marshes Wildlife Watch Group

Nature detectives Wildlife Watch activity for children aged 6- 12 years. Parents are welcome to stay.   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sat 11 Nov

Suggested donation £2 per child / 01284 728 850

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Carlton Marshes Wildlife Watch Group

Orienteering and trails Wildlife Watch activity for children aged 6- 12 years. Parents are welcome to stay.   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sat 14 Oct

Suggested donation £2 per child / 01284 728 850

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Carlton Marshes Wildlife Watch Group

Leaves and trees (patterns in nature) Wildlife Watch activity for children aged 6- 12 years. Parents are welcome to stay.   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sat 9 Sep

Suggested donation £2 per child / 01284 728 850

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Dragonfly & Damselfly Guided Walk With Site Manager Will Cranstoun

Guided walk looking for and identifying Dragonflies and Damselflies with Site Manager Will Cranstoun. Guided walk looking for and identifying Dragonflies and Damselflies. Booking essential   Not suitable for people with limited mobility. Not suitable for wheelchair users.

Fri 21 Jul

£4 / 01284 728 850

  • 12:00 – 14:00

Family Bat Walk At Lackford Lakes

Minimum age 6 years, all children must be accompanied. Bat walk around the reserve with bat detectors. Bring a torch. Booking essential Not suitable for people with limited mobility. Not suitable for wheelchair users.

Sat 22 Jul

£2 child £4 Adult / 01284 728 850

  • 21:00 – 23:00

Family Bat Walk At Lackford Lakes

Minimum age 6 years, all children must be accompanied. Bat walk around the reserve with bat detectors. Bring a torch. Booking essential Not suitable for people with limited mobility. Not suitable for wheelchair users.

Sat 23 Sep

£2 child £4 Adult / 01284 728 850

  • 07:00 – 09:00

Family Pond Dipping At Lackford Lakes

Family pond dipping for all ages. All children must be accompanied. Find out what lives beneath the surface. All equipment will be provided Booking essential: Suitable for people with limited mobility. Suitable for wheelchair users.

Wed 16 Aug

£4 Child £2 Adult / 01284 728 850

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Felted Tawny Owl Workshop - Saturday 16 September

On this workshop you will spend a fascinating time with Jilly Trafford who lives locally and has been needle felting for several years. She loves to work in wool to create small soft sculptures, such as owls, robins and hedgehogs from Shetland roving. The craft of needle felting, also known as dry felting, involves…

Sat 16 Sep

£15 / 01284 728 850

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Flatford Mill Wildlife Watch Group

Wildlife Watch activity for children aged 6- 12 years. Parents are welcome to stay. Incredible Edible Wildlife Watch activity for children aged 6-12 years.  Parents are welcome to stay. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sun 13 Aug

Suggested donation £2 per child / 01284 728 850

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Fun With Science For 8-12's

Activity day for unaccompanied children. Fun hands on science activities!! Booking essential: People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 24 Aug

£7 / 01284 728 850

  • 10:30 – 14:30

Haunted Hollow Family Night

Family night walk for adults and children over 3 years. All children must be accompanied. Make a bottle lantern to follow our torch lit trail and visit the haunted hollow! With spooky crafts and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Feel free to wear fancy dress but bring warm clothing also! Please bring a…

Thu 26 Oct

£4 Child £2 Adult / 01284 728 850

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Hedgerows, Herbs And Medicine

Illustrated talk with Martin Sanford - no need to book Martin is senior ecologist with the Suffolk biological service and knows a thing or two about wild plants. He will tell us how your local hedgerow has many of the answers to your ailments and how herbs have been used in medicines since ancient times.  …

Wed 18 Oct

£2.50 per person / 01284 728 850

  • 19:30 – 22:00

History And Conservation On The Sudbury Riverside

Illustrated talk with Adrian Walters - no need to book Adrian has worked for Sudbury Common lands Charity for 27 years and is a volunteer conservation advisor for the SWT.                 Suitable for people with limited mobility. Suitable for wheelchair users.

Wed 15 Nov

£2.50 per person / 01284 728 850

  • 19:30 – 22:00

How Birds Migrate

Illustrated talk with Paul Stancliffe - no need to book The mechanics of migration and why they undertake their journeys.                   Suitable for people with limited mobility. Suitable for wheelchair users.

Wed 17 Jan 2018

£2.50 per person / 01284 728 850

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Jam Masterclass - Sunday 24 September

Join local master preserver, Janet Peachey, of Peacheys Preserves at this masterclass. You will learn how quick and easy it is to make different jams and conserves which will make lovely edible gifts for your friends and family. Janet will show you how to use a variety of ingredients to create different flavours and…

Sun 24 Sep

£25 / 01284 728 850

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Lackford Lakes Wildlife Watch Group

Natural decorations Wildlife Watch activity for children aged 6- 12 years. Parents are welcome to stay. For more information, please email Lackford Lakes Wildlife Watch group. Please book online.  Suggested donation £2 per child on the day.   < People with limited mobility please contact organiser in…

Sun 10 Dec

Suggested donation £2 per child / 01284 728 850

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Lackford Lakes Wildlife Watch Group

Autumn leaves and seeds Wildlife Watch activity for children aged 6- 12 years. Parents are welcome to stay. For more information, please email Lackford Lakes Wildlife Watch group. Please book online.  Suggested donation £2 per child on the day.   < People with limited mobility please contact organiser…

Sun 19 Nov

Suggested donation £2 per child / 01284 728 850

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Lackford Lakes Wildlife Watch Group

Fungi hunt Wildlife Watch activity for children aged 6- 12 years. Parents are welcome to stay. For more information, please email Lackford Lakes Wildlife Watch group. Please book online.  Suggested donation £2 per child on the day.   < People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sun 17 Sep

Suggested donation £2 per child / 01284 728 850

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Sun 15 Oct

Suggested donation £2 per child / 01284 728 850

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Members' Quiz

Quiz with Bury Wildlife Group - no need to book Pit your wits against your fellow members and come out with a prize! Refreshments and mince pies.                 Suitable for people with limited mobility. Suitable for wheelchair users.

Wed 20 Dec

£2.50 per person / 01284 728 850

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Mermaids And Mermen

Family event for all ages. All children must be accompanied. Part of National Marine Week Come along and explore the legends and find out about their fishy friends! Pre book. Suitable for people with limited mobility. Suitable for wheelchair users.

Tue 8 Aug

£2 adult, £4 child / 01284 728 850

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Mini Scientists , Activity Morning For 4-7's

Activity day for unaccompanied children. Fun hands on science activities!! Booking essential: People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 29 Aug

£5 / 01284 728 850

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Monthly Afternoon Guided Walk At Lackford Lakes

Monthly afternoon guided walk with Paul Holness. Bring or borrow binoculars. Please pre book: People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 16 Aug

£4 / 01284 728 850

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Wed 20 Sep

£4 / 01284 728 850

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Monthly Afternoon Guided Walk At Lackford Lakes

Monthly afternoon guided walk with Paul Holness. Bring or borrow binoculars. Please pre book: People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 18 Oct

£4 / 01284 728 850

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Monthly Morning Guided Walk At Lackford Lakes

Monthly guided walk with Paul Holness. Bring or borrow binoculars. Please pre book:   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 9 Aug

£4 / 01284 728 850

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Wed 13 Sep

£4 / 01284 728 850

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Monthly Morning Guided Walk At Lackford Lakes

Monthly guided walk with Paul Holness. Bring or borrow binoculars. Please pre book: People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 11 Oct

£4 / 01284 728 850

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Naturally Art

Art activities inspired by the natural world for 5 - 10 years, all abilities. Children's event only. Bring an old shirt or apron Please book online: Suitable for people with limited mobility. Suitable for wheelchair users.

Sat 2 Sep

£5 per child / 01284 728 850

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Naturally Art

Art activities inspired by the natural world for 5-10 yr olds Art activities for 5 - 10 year olds, all abilities. Childrens event only. Bring an old shirt or apron Please book online:   Suitable for people with limited mobility. Suitable for wheelchair users.

Sat 4 Nov

£5 per child / 01284 728 850

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Ocean Protectors: Activity Day For 8-12's

Activity day for unaccompanied children. Learn how to protect our Oceans with fun games and activities. Booking essential: People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 10 Aug

£7 / 01284 728 850

  • 10:30 – 14:30

Orford Ness

Bury St Edmunds Wildlife Group event - no need to book Orford Ness National Nature Reserve, it’s wildlife and military history.  Dave is resident Ranger for this National Trust owned shingle spit off the coast of Suffolk.                 Suitable for people with limited mobility. Suitable for…

Wed 20 Sep

£2.50 per person / 01284 728 850

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Room On The Broom Activity Morning For 4-7 Years

Activity morning for unaccompanied children Brew potions, make your own wand and follow Julia Donaldsons story of "Room on the Broom".  Children event only. Booking essential: People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 25 Oct

£4 Child £2 Adult / 01284 728 850

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Something Fishy Activity Morning For 4-7's

Activity morning for unaccompanied children. Marine themed event for National Marine week. Find out about sea fish and other sea life. Please pre-book. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 1 Aug

£5 / 01284 728 850

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Wild Play Wednesday Family Activity

Part of National Play Day -explore, discover, create, build… all ages welcome. All children must be accompanied. Booking essential:   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance. Not suitable for wheelchair users.

Wed 2 Aug

£4 Child £2 Adult / 01284 728 850

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Woodland Wonders

Family morning at Lackford Lakes for all ages. All children must be accompanied. Woodland crafts, fire skills and shelter building for all ages! Under 3's are free but we still need them to be booked in. Please note this event is not suitable for pushchairs. Booking essential:   People with limited…

Tue 24 Oct

£4 Child £2 Adult / 01284 728 850

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Young Wardens At Lackford Lakes

Practical conservation for 10-16 year olds. Please pre-book Wear outdoor clothes and bring a packed lunch. Please pre-book Not suitable for people with limited mobility. Not suitable for wheelchair users.

Fri 1 Sep

£7 / 01284 728 850

  • 10:30 – 14:30

Young Wardens At Lackford Lakes

Practical conservation for 10-16 year olds. Wear outdoor clothes and bring a packed lunch. Please pre-book:   Not suitable for people with limited mobility. Not suitable for wheelchair users.

Fri 18 Aug

£7 / 01284 728 850

  • 10:30 – 14:30

Young Wardens At Lackford Lakes

Practical conservation for 10-16 year olds. Please pre-book Wear outdoor clothes and bring a packed lunch. Please pre-book Not suitable for people with limited mobility. Not suitable for wheelchair users.

Fri 27 Oct

£7 / 01284 728 850

  • 10:30 – 14:30

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