August ’19

RSPB Woodbridge Local Group Havergate Island

Set sail for an island adventure this Summer

Nature lovers young and old can discover more about Suffolk’s only island this summer with the RSPB’s annual Havergate Adventure event, being held from 10-12 August 2019.

Run by the RSPB Woodbridge Local Group, the Havergate Adventure offers an amazing opportunity for people to come and explore Havergate Island, its lagoons and salt marshes and encounter some of the wildlife that calls it home.

Now in its 31st year, the Adventure starts with an exhilarating 20-minute boat journey from Orford Quay to the Island. Once ashore, visitors explore the Island alongside an RSPB volunteer guide who will be on hand to help spot them some of the birds, animals and insects living on Havergate including the avocet – best known as the bird featured in the RSPB logo.

To make sure visitors don’t miss any of the Island’s hidden treasures, binoculars are available to hire for free on the day.

At the end of the Adventure, visitors can buy homemade cakes, snacks and refreshments to enjoy along with a well-earned sit down, before heading back over the water to Orford.

This fun and fascinating wildlife event will be taking place on Saturday 10 August, Sunday 11 August and Monday 12 August, with guided tours leaving every half hour from 9.30am until 1.30pm from Orford Quay. Advance bookings only and tickets are £15 adults and £5 for under 16s.

RSPB Woodbridge Local Group leader Paul Hetherington said: “Havergate Island is alive with wildlife and during August, it becomes home to hundreds of wading birds including avocets and spoonbills which is a real sight to see. As well as the birds there’s also butterflies and insects and animals that also love island life – there’s so much to see and discover, it really is an unforgettable day out for the whole family.”

To book your tickets visit www.rspb.org.uk/havergateisland or for more information search for RSPB Woodbridge Local Group on Facebook.