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WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is officially Good to Go!

09/04/2021

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WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is the perfect place to get outdoors and see wildlife and nature up close.

The centre in Burscough has been given a ‘good to go’ stamp of approval, which means it’s open and ready to offer you a wetland adventure!

There’s lots to enjoy all year round at Martin Mere, but spring is an especially great time to experience everything it has to offer.

Enjoy splashing, dipping, playing, feeding, paddling and getting up-close-and-personal to some of nature’s most wonderful wildlife across 800 acres of adventure. Martin Mere is home to thousands of rare birds; a cheeky family of otters; an all-star cast of pretty pink flamingos and a group of white storks to mention but a few. Purchase a bag of grain as you arrive and let your feathery friends as they nibble food straight from your hand.

 

Get your wellies or walking boots on to take the mile-long Reedbed Walk and listen out for bitterns booming to try and attract a mate, or spot peregrines and kestrels flying overhead. There are plenty of peaceful hides overlooking the mere and surrounding grassland where you can watch the summer chicks fledge. See if you can catch a glimpse of kingfishers or barn owls!

Go on a wild walk adventure and balance through the reed maze, stare up at the clouds in sky seats, take on the wobbly bridge and find insects and wild flowers all around you.

Martin Mere’s got plenty to see and do for adults and kids, and all ages will love going on a canoe safari, paddling off in search of moorhens, mallards, water voles and those kingfishers. The safari is open every day for over 5s, there’s an extra charge payable at the canoe lodge but no need to book in advance.

Curious kids can go pond dipping between 1.30pm and 3.30pm at weekends, to see what creatures they can find lurking below the waters. 3-12-year-olds who fancy something a bit more energetic can head to the play areas where there’s a zip wire, scramble nets and treehouses. And, for mums and dads worried about hygiene, the adventure playgrounds are cleaned and disinfected twice a day to keep them safe.

After all that adventure, if you’re hungry then Martin Mere has outdoor kiosks and a café to keep you fuelled up with drinks, snacks and ice creams. Or, if you’d sooner take your own picnic, there are loads of benches and areas where you can eat outdoors too.

Go online to https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/martin-mere/book-your-visit/ to plan ahead and book your visit. When you get there, if you’ve still got any questions, Martin Mere’s team of volunteers will be standing by to help you make the most of your wetland adventure.

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