Eat, drink, shop

Our Water’s Edge Café is open every day from 10am to 4pm. There is plenty of indoor seating overlooking the Arun Riverlife lagoon or try the outdoor deck on Pelican Cove.


Choose from a selection of hot and cold snacks, drinks and ice cream for you to enjoy with us and fuel your wetland adventure.

For breakfast we offer a warm sourdough roll packed with 3 rashers of bacon, sausage or haloumi and tomato – add a hash brown if you’re hungry.

For lunch we offer delicious, seasonal Pieminister pies, warming Cottage Pie and vegan Mixed Bean chili. We also have Soup of the Day and a classic jacket potato with gluten free and vegan toppings. Sandwiches and wraps are available in the chiller along with children’s lunch boxes for those smaller appetites.

Indulge yourself in a speciality coffee or tea with delicious piece of cake, shortbread slice or tray bakes any time of day. Ask about our gluten free and vegan options.

You’re welcome to bring your own food and drink and make use of our picnic areas.


Browse gorgeous gifts, books, toys and bird care in our shop. Visit our binocular bar to try before you buy from brands including WWT’s own.


Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to assist with help and advice and every penny you spend in our shop supports our vital conservation work.

With a focus on local and sustainable producers, you will find a range of unique gifts for all ages, including several WWT exclusives. Treat yourself with our exclusive Kind by Nature hair, skin and body range and check out our greetings card range, exclusively designed for WWT.

To keep little ones occupied, look no further than our toy section. Choose from a wide selection of soft toys, traditional wooden toys, nature kits, puzzles and games. Our WWT exclusive jigsaws feature images of fantastic wetland creatures, and come in a reusable cotton drawstring bag, to keep those pieces safe for longer, and our recycled WWT stationery range will allow future nature writers to record their visit in style.

Bird care

If your visit to our wetland centre has inspired you to get closer to nature at home, our bird care range offers just what you need. We have a wide range of feeders, nest boxes and pods, seed mixes and fat feeders, plus all the little extras you might need to make your outdoor space extra welcoming for our feathered friends. We offer a variety of feed options suitable for different species, and our staff are always on hand to advise if you are unsure.


When it comes to books, we have something for everyone, from beginning birders to the expert naturalist. If you’re planning the trip of a lifetime, check out our range of international field guides to get the most from your travels, or stay closer to home and seek inspiration from one of our nature writing titles. Our selection of children’s books ranges from board books for the tiniest naturalist, right up to first field guides for junior outdoor adventurers. When they are exhausted from all that nature exploring, we have plenty of bedtime stories to send them off to sleep with a smile on their face.


Our new optics section not only showcases our exclusive WWT binocular range, but also a selection of optics from Viking, Swarovski, Leica and Zeiss. Our staff are fully trained to assist you with practical, hands-on demonstrations of both binoculars and spotting scopes, helping you to make the best choice to suit your needs and budget.

We also offer the facility to hire binoculars from the admissions desk. A refundable deposit is payable.