WWT Martin Mere

Animal Magic

Sat 23 September - Sun 24 September

(Saturdays and Sundays only)

Please be aware that you you not need to purchase a separate event ticket - this event is included as part of the normal admission price.

Come and meet the animals

  • Exotic Zoo is bringing an armadillo, baby crocodiles, wallabies, meerkats, chameleons, scorpions and more
  • Take a donkey ride (£3pp) with Holly Fold Farm
  • Meet greyhounds with the Belle Vue Retired Greyhounds Trust
  • North Wales Parrot Rescue Society (Saturday only)
  • Snakes, bearded dragons and much more with North West Reptile Club
  • Meet owls, eagles and vultures with Corio Raptor Care
  • Meet the Lancashire Badger Group, Guide Dogs Association and teh Ormskirk Bee Keepers Association
  • You will never know what animals you will meet with Woodlands Animal Rescue

Animal Talk times

Have a chance to see the animals up close at the following times:

  • Baby crocodile: 10am, 12 noon & 2pm
  • Meerkats: 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm
  • Armadillo: 11am, 1pm & 3pm
  • Wallabies: 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

Family activities

  • Make your own animal ears in our craft room from 11am - 4pm (some crafts require a small charge)
  • Otter talk: Meet our 3 cheeky Asian otters as you watch them forage, swim, rest, sleep and bath in the sunshine. 11.30am and 2.30pm.
  • Hear all about our latest editions, the White Storks in our daily talks and feed at 2pm.
  • Canoe safari & boat tours: Pick up a paddle and canoe your way around or drift along on a boat tour (£7 per canoe, seats 3. £3 per boat seat). Don't worry if there is a slight wait: there is also den building and a childrens play area by the canoes. Click here for further information on the canoe safari and boat tours
  • Feeding the birds: Get nose to beak as friendly ducks and geese scramble to feed from your hand. Pick up a bag of grain for £1.
  • Wild walk: Have a muddy adventure with wobbly bridges, mucky meadows, a reedy ramble & hidden treasures. Click here for further information about Wild Walk
  • Pond dipping: Pick up a net and see what creatures are lurking beneath the water. Everyday from 11am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4pm
  • Swing, climb, fly, play and travel across our adventure playground ‘Rushes’ – suitable for all ages and abilities.