Families who enjoy a day of discovery will find hours of fun at Martin Mere. Fill your lungs with fresh air, stretch your legs and see what you can discover as you explore our safe haven of wide open spaces bursting with wetland nature.


Spring is one the busiest times of year for wildlife hatchings, so explore the extraordinary sights and sounds of the season and discover goslings, cygnets, ducklings and chicks.

Our friendly nene geese, flamboyant greater flamingos, flock of ross’s geese and new inca terns being the favourites. Don’t forget to check out our Asian short-clawed otters, who juggle stones and splash around as they forage for food.

Open every day from 11am to 4pm, simply turn up, grab a paddle and take to the water in our award winning canoe safari. Glide along our self-guided safari and look for moorhens, mallards, insects and chaffinches – you could even see a kingfisher or watervole! £9 per canoe for up to 3 people to hire for one hour, minimum age 5. Must be someone over the age of 18 in each canoe.

Each weekend, enjoy our free pond dipping sessions and delve into our ponds and see what creatures you can find, from amazing newts to scary dragonfly nymphs – what will you catch and see up close?

Enjoy a hot drink and a tasty snack before heading to our stepping stones or outdoor play area; from zip wire screams and scramble net laughs and treehouse trailblazing, our huge adventure playground is a total rush for ages 3 to 12.