There’s loads to see and do at WWT Martin Mere this Autumn
2 years ago
Autumn is a fantastic time of year to visit WWT Martin Mere.
Get your coats on and get outdoors in the fresh air to witness the spectacle of the autumn migration. In a feast for your senses, you can hear the familiar sound of thousands of pink-footed geese honking overhead.
Up to 30,000 of them will spend October at the centre using the mere as a safe haven to spend the night. Imagine seeing thousands of geese whiffling over the mere as they fall to the water with a scenic sunset background.
The centre hosts late evenings every Wednesday and Saturday in October to come and witness the spectacle for yourself.
Get up close and personal with your feathery friends as they nibble grain straight from your hand. Grain can be purchased as you arrive from the admissions desk. The friendly nene geese, flamboyant greater flamingos, flock of ross’s geese and colourful mandarins are the favourites to feed.
Open at weekends and through the schools holidays from 11am to 4pm, you simply turn up, grab a paddle and take to the water in the award winning canoe safari. Glide along the self-guided safari and look for moorhens, mallards, insects and chaffinches – you could even see a kingfisher or water vole! It’s £9 per canoe for up to 3 people to hire for one hour. The minimum age 5 and there must be someone over the age of 18 in each canoe.
Throughout October, are you brave enough to try the new interactive trail: What Lurks Beneath? Where you can discover creatures lurking at Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Pick up a trail map at the information desk and take a peek into what lurks beneath. Use all your senses as you make your way around the wetlands on our in search of some very special wetland species. What surprises will you uncover? There are lots of exciting wetland challenges waiting for you and your family. Find them all and a sticker lurks for you at the information desk…
Enjoy a hot drink and a tasty snack before heading to the stepping stones or outdoor play area. From zip wire screams and scramble net laughs and treehouse trailblazing, the huge adventure playground is a total rush for ages 3 to 12