Pond dipping & hand feeding open this half term

This half term (May 28-June 6) pack your day out at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre full of family fun with pond dipping sessions, hand feeding the ducks and riding the boat safari!

The wildlife viewing hides are open and there are loads of wild ducklings, goslings and cygnets roaming the meadows.

Arundel Wetland Centre Manager Tim McGregor said “We are pleased to have restarted most of our pre-COVID activities at Arundel Wetland Centre, with some changes to help our visitors and staff stay safe.”

New Family Pond Dipping sessions

Diving beetle? Water spider? Damselfly? What creatures can your family spot on your twenty minute session at the Raised Pond? Family Pond Dipping sessions can be booked on the day of your visit at the admissions desk. We suggest a £3 family donation per session to keep us in pond nets and trays.

Hand feed the nene geese

Hand feeding the ducks has begun again, too. With seed in your hand and rare birds from around the world at your feet, giggles of delight are inevitable in the Lakes & Forests Exhibit. Get close to the friendly Nene geese with handfuls of healthy grain for 20p from our vending machine.

Plus more experiences to fill your visit

The Wetland Boat Safari can be booked online along with your admission ticket, or onsite the day of your visit but seating is limited. Set off your watery adventure searching for dragonflies, fish and water voles between 11am to 3.30pm. There is an additional £3 charge for this activity.

Both the Pond Skater and Tree Creepers play areas are open for families. Arundel’s wildlife hides are open with views of kingfishers, sand martins and lapwing families. Wild greylag goslings and mute swan cygnets are waddling around the meadows too!

There is selection of hot and cold snacks, drinks and ice creams available by counter service from the Water's Edge cafe to fuel your wetland adventure. Sit indoors in the gallery or on the outdoor decking seats. You’re also welcome to bring your own food and drink and make use of our well-spaced picnic benches plus our ice cream van near the boat jetty is open.

The Gift Shop is open offering a gorgeous selection of gifts, fun toys, informative books and good value bird food and feeding accessories. Buy an annual membership here to support the Wildlife and Wetlands Trust and your admission ticket counts towards the cost.

Book online today

To help keep everyone safe we’re carefully managing the number people who visit on any one day and are asking everyone to book in advance, so we can give you the best possible experience.

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