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Experience wetlands and wildlife from around the world at WWT centres this summer

Posted on 04 Aug 2020

WWT wetland centres are back with a splash with ‘We’re Good to Go’ stamps of approval, welcoming visitors this summer to a safe haven of wide open spaces bursting with wetland nature and wildlife from across the globe.

With many people holidaying at home this year, WWT centres provide visitors with a flavour of the exotic whether it’s marvelling at WWT’s spectacular Caribbean flamingos, hand-feeding a Hawaiian goose at WWT Slimbridge , hearing a Latin American Southern Screamer at WWT Martin Mere or encountering the Australian black swan at WWT Washington.

‘We’re Good to Go’ is a UK-wide industry standard which has been developed in partnership with Visit England, Tourism Northern Ireland, Visit Scotland and Visit Wales. The accreditation means visitors can rest assured that WWT is doing everything to ensure they operate within the relevant government and public health guidance for managing coronavirus risk. These measures include managing numbers on site, ensuring social distancing and thorough cleaning regimes.

Visitors can fill their lungs with fresh air and stretch their legs as they explore the extraordinary landscapes and make summer a safe ‘staycation’ to remember, filled with memories of outdoor fun, in the company of WWT’s wildlife superstars.

As a special treat for younger visitors (and many who are a little older!) the famous GIANT LEGO® brick wetland animals sculptures will be visiting their real-life cousins at WWT Slimbridge and WWT Martin Mere this summer, including a brand new giant Pelican model at SlimbridgeThey will all be sited within their wetland landscapes.Adventure playgrounds are also open at many centres – see website for details.

Hannah Clifford from WWT said: “Our nine WWT wetland centres across the UK are ideal places to relax and feel a sense of peace and wellbeing.They are very large nature reserves with lakes, lagoons and streams and amazing wildlife from around the world.They’re a fantastic day out for everyone who wants to connect with exciting nature this summer, offering something whatever the weather such as shady spots near water if it’s hot, and seeing wildlife up close from indoor ‘spotter’ hides if it’s wet.

To safely manage numbers on site, all visitors are all asked to book online (whether a WWT member or not).To find your nearest WWT wetland centre and to book tickets, visit wwt.org.uk/visit

WWT has nine wetland centres at Arundel (Hampshire), Caerlaverock (nr Dumfries, Scotland), Castle Espie (County Down, Northern Ireland), Llanelli (Carmarthenshire, Wales), London (at Barnes), Martin Mere (Lancashire), Slimbridge (Gloucestershire), Washington (Tyne & Wear) and Welney (Norfolk).