Find out what this endangered wetland bird has in common with winter's most loved berry
Get crafty with Craneberry Fest at WWT Wetland Centres
From November 30th until January 26th, WWT Wetland Centres across the country will be buzzing with festive cheer, hosting the first ever Craneberry Fest.
Kindly supported by the farmer-owned Ocean Spray cranberry cooperative, this will be a celebration of our favourite wetland fruit, the cranberry, and an iconic wetland bird, the crane, after which cranberries are named.
So when you’re tired of shopping, at your wits end with wrapping or need some fresh air after a week of indulgence, look no further!
- In the run up to the festivities make beautiful cranberry decorations for the tree
- Visit after Christmas and into the New Year to make cranberry bird feeders
- Drop into the restaurants to buy delicious cranberry treats and drinks
- Take the Craneberry Fest Trail, an exploratory walk amongst the wetland wildlife, learning about cranberries, cranes and why our favourite berry is named after cranes, the endangered wetland bird that WWT works to protect
The Wetland Centre Experience
There's lots to do at our wetland centres. Watch thousands of wintering birds from the comfort of a hide, see Santa, get up-close to birds and feed them from your hand and more...