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.


Summer is one the busiest times of year for wildlife. All of our hatched birds are growing fast and the grounds are alive with the buzzing of insects around the colourful wildflowers.A beautiful season to experience wetlands at their best.

Get up close and personal with our feathery friends as they nibble grain straight from your hand. Grain can be purchased as you arrive from the Admissions. Our friendly nene geese, flamboyant greater flamingos, flock of ross’s geese and colourful mandarins being the favourites to feed.

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.