Have a creepy crawly adventure when Bug Week arrives at WWT Martin Mere for half term
2 years ago
Want to brave the bug world and have a creepy crawly adventure this half term?
If so then WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is the place to go for an incredible insect day out for the whole family.
It’s having a dedicated Bug Week from Saturday May 28 to Sunday June 5, so there’ll be bug-tastic activities for all ages happening right across the centre.
Not scared of spiders, scorpions, stick insects or even snakes? Get up close with them – and maybe even hold one or two – when you join the experts from the National Exotics Animal Rescue Services.
There’s a chance to become a bug explorer, just grab and magnifying glass and see what you can discover by joining daily bug hunts from 11am to 12.30pm, or head to the water with a net and find out what creatures lie beneath the surface by taking part in daily pond dipping sessions between 1.30pm and 3pm.
And if you’re fascinated by flying bugs, you can join the Martin Mere team to open the moth traps every day at 11am by the Discovery hide.
With so many different bugs to look out for, you won’t want to miss any, so pick up an insect spotter sheet from the information desk and make sure you tick each one off as you spot them.
For young explorers wanting to get hands-on in a creative way, there’ll also be bug-themed crafts to have a go at in the family craft room, where you can try butterfly sand art and make your own butterfly wings.
There’s always so much to do and see at Martin Mere, whether you’re on a wild walking adventure or a canoe safari – either on a boat tour or by hiring your own canoe.
And it’s not just about the creepy crawlies. If you’re all bugged out, you can go den building, enjoy the adventure playground and see lots more wildlife in its natural habit, including the fluffiest cutest new arrivals … four gorgeous greater flamingo chicks which hatched this month.