WWT Martin Mere

Welcome to Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Step into a wilder world where wilderness and family-friendliness combine. Come and enjoy each season, from ducklings to migrating swans - you’ll be amazed at how close you can get to fantastic wetland wildlife

Road Diversion: Croston village (A581) is currently closed due to essential bridge maintenance work If you are travelling on the M6 please leave via junction 27 to avoid the disruption. If you are travelling from Leyland on the A581, please do not drive through Croston – continue onto the B5247 through Bretherton and turn left onto A59. This will lead you to Rufford and Burscough to pick up signs to Martin Mere.

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For the family

Enjoy den building, our new Rushes play area and regular special family events.

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Amazing wildlife

Our wetland nature reserve provide fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities. Find out what's been seen recently.

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School visits

Join us for an unforgettable outdoor learning experience that supports your teaching and learning in school.

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Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. Whatever time you have to offer, we have an opportunity to suit you.

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