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06 Jun 2017

Sussex Wildlife Day is June 16

Take a Water Vole wander with WWT guides at 3.15pm at the Sussex Wildlife Day event


While we celebrate our county’s rich heritage and culture on Sussex Day on June 16, Arundel Wetland Centre invites you to discover the wildlife of Sussex with a day full of special walks and activities with guides from our WWT Grounds and Learning Teams.

On Sussex Wildlife Day all activities are included with your paid admission to wetland reserve and visitor centre. Sign up for the walks on the day and just drop into the pond dipping, story time and craft activities.

Visitors can take a wildflower walk with wetland herbalist Sheila Stenning at 10am and meet wetland wildfowl from around the world on a Living Collection Tour with our friendly WWT guide Roger Broad at 11am. The Hide and Seek Tour of wildlife hides starts at 1 pm with the Wetland Habitat Walk beginning at 2 pm. A Water Vole Wander at 3.15pm takes you to water vole hot spots on the reserve to learn to look for feeding piles and latrines.

There is an afternoon craft session for adults and pond dipping for all. Pre-schoolers will love the Nature Storytime Session in the play area in the morning. All visitors are invited to post their favourite wildlife memories of Sussex on a special ‘bunting board’ in the visitors centre throughout the day.

A whole new world of award-winning discovery awaits you at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre.  You can get close to amazing wildlife, take exciting boat safaris through water meadows and reeds, hand feed exotic birds and see some of the world’s most dramatic and rare birds all in one place.  Added to this are exhilarating playgrounds, a waterside café serving delicious homemade food and a shop with unique gifts.

WWT Arundel Wetland Centre is fully accessible with buggy and wheelchair friendly pathways, comfortable hides and disabled and parent & baby facilities. Your admission price supports wildlife conservation in Sussex and around the world. The wetland centre is located at Mill Road, Arundel BN18 9PB and is open from 9.30-5.30pm seven days a week.