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10 Dec 2017

Festive fun

Posted in All

With Christmas holidays already creeping up on us we have loads of activities going on at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you want to get outdoors to walk off the Christmas turkey or your new year’s resolution is get healthier surrounded by wetlands and nature.

The fun starts from Tuesday 26 December to Sunday 7 January. Visiting Martin Mere is a great winter day out with lots to see and do, from experiencing our everyday wildlife to getting involved in festive family activities.

We have a range of activities to keep everyone entertained:

  • Take part in our sleeping beauties hibernation trail to learn about all the creatures and

    Martin Mere Photography Project.
    Winter Months

    plants that will be fast asleep for winter

  • Come and see our family of otters, Belle, Flick and Penny as they play and feed every day at 11.30am and 2.30pm
  • Our adventure play area is open all for children guaranteed fun.
  • Our spectacular swan feeds are a must see. We are expected to have over 1000 swans, shelducks, teal, wigeon and pintail this is something you must experience as the sound and sight of them are truly amazing! The swan feeds are everyday at 3pm and 3.30pm.
  • Between 12noon and 3pm you can come take part in our family fun filled crafts in the Education Centre including making pine cone feeders and log feeders. Small charge applies
  • Come and see how the newest arrivals have settled in in the daily white stork talk and feeds at 2pm.

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is a haven for a host of creatures such as otters, kingfishers, geese and swans. Watch birds from the shelter of our comfortable hides, enjoy an expert walk or talk, or simply watch the world go by in our cafe overlooking our waterfowl collection – there’s plenty to do at a Wetland Centre all year round.

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.30am to 4.30pm during winter months and parking is free of charge. Situated off the A59, it is signposted from the M61, M58 and M6.  The Centre is also accessible via the Southport to Manchester and the Liverpool to Preston line by train from Burscough Rail Stations.  Visit the web site http://www.wwt.org.uk/martinmere/ to find out what’s on all year round at Martin Mere and the other eight WWT Wetland Centres.