We look forward to welcoming you back but please note that everyone now needs to book their visit in advance. We’ve made other changes too and restricted or closed some of our experience. Visit the bookings page for details.

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Families who enjoy a day of hands-on discovery will find hours of fun at Martin Mere.


At the building

  • Every weekend and each day of the holidays there is our craft room with a selection of craft activities (some require a small charge).
  • Pick up a bag of grain and feed the Hawaiian Nene, the rarest goose in the world that WWT helped to reintroduce back into the wild, whilst exploring our waterfowl collection.
  • Toddler Thursday (Term time only): Entertain the little ones by coming along to our story time every Thursday during term time at 10.30am and 1pm in the fun family room.

At the canoe safari

  • Den building is a fantastic, adventurous activity where families and individuals work together to create dens out of conifer and branches. Included in admission.
  • Let the youngsters swing and climb on our play area, whilst you enjoy a picnic on the benches or a drink from our kiosk (open weekends and holidays).

Whilst you walk around:

  • Listen for the calls of some of the oddest birds in our ‘WOW’ exhibit – is it Weird or Wonderful? (Included in admission.)
  • Go to our wide range of daily talks and feeds to learn more about our amazing wetland wildlife.
  • Meander through a maze of wetland tracks, squelch through the muddy meadow to the middle maze lodge, bounce across the wobbly web bridge to the wet woods and balance along a reedy ramble - you will find it all in our Wild Walk (including one of the world's largest bug hotels!): included in admission Click here for wild walk videos and pictures.

Rushes play area:

  • From zip wire screams and scramble net laughs, to treehouse trailblazing and water zone wonders, our huge adventure playground is a total rush for ages 3 to 12.

Days out with the kids