Outdoor Adventures

There's plenty to see and do for a full day out at Martin Mere

There's something for everyone, from taking in the vistas and wildlife from a hide, to enjoying tea and cake in the Mere Side Cafe.

Meet our living collection

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Meet waterfowl from wetlands around the world. Our living collection has over 80 species, including flamboyant flamingos, friendly geese and a wide range of ducks, from whistling ducks to diving ducks. We also have two adorable Asian short-clawed otters, Penny and Kenai! Find out more about our wetland superstars.

Explore our reserve

Family birdwatching from a hide at Martin Mere Wetland Centre

With 600 acres of wetland scenery, Martin Mere is a great place to connect with nature. Our reserve has around 2,000 different species of birds, mammals, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mini-beasts. Visit our hides or take a stroll through our reedbed walk which is home to species including marsh harriers, mute swans and crested grebes. Find out more about the seasonal wildlife.

Get closer to wildlife

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With 12 hides looking over different habitats across our nature reserve, you can see plenty of fascinating wildlife during your visit. Sit inside our warm Discovery Hide with fantastic views of the mere, or our breathtaking Harrier Hide for views of our reedbeds.

Talks and tours

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With insightful feeds and relaxing guided walks, there are many opportunities to learn more about the different species at Martin Mere from our expert wardens and friendly volunteers. Spectate our otters as they have lunch, speak to one of our guides in our hides, or take part in upcoming guided walks! Find out more about our talks and tours.

Grab a bite to eat

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Take a break and enjoy a selection of delicious food, snacks and hot drinks in our Mere Side Cafe. You can also browse our shop for a selection of goods, from books, bird care, and optics. Find out more with our Eat, Drink, Shop guide.


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From as little as £4.25 per month, you can enjoy unlimited visits to all of our wetland centres across the UK whilst supporting our conservation work. Find out more about becoming a member.

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