WWT Welney

Swan feeds

Sat 21 October - Sun 11 March

Spend an afternoon at one of our winter wild swan feeds enjoying this experience from the comfort of our centrally-heated hide. 

The excitment builds as the birds get ready to be fed, swans and ducks line-up waiting for the guide to appear.  The live commentary begins and as the guide makes their way out to feed the birds, watch a serene lagoon turn into a feeding frenzy!  Enjoy close-up views of whooper and mute swans, the guide will point out any family groups or ringed individuals. 

The pochard are busy diving beneath the surface of the water for the grain and the mallard say 'bottom's up' as they get in on the action. 

The guide returns to the hide after the feed, where there is time to ask any questions. 

As dusk falls more swans fly back onto the reserve, from the fields they have been feeding in throughout the day.  This creates a spectacular view of swans gliding overhead and decending onto the surface of the water. 

Cost: Included in normal admission and free to members, no need to book. 

Groups of 12 or more people, who book to visit a swan feed can get a reduced admission fee

Open everyday, except Christmas Day - Please note, no swan feeds on Christmas Day.