Endless blue skies, warm sunshine and thriving wildlife – a trip to Martin Mere in the summer is always unforgettable.
With loads of family-friendly activities and our GIANT Bionic Bugs event, there really is something for everyone at our centre.
We’ve got a packed schedule of daily talks for you to learn more about our amazing animals, and a wide range of species around our extraordinary wetland landscape for you to see. Fabulous flamingos, cheeky otters, greedy geese – what will your favourite be?
While you’re here, make sure you grab a net and delve into pond dipping in our brand new Pond Zone! We’ve everything you need to uncover incredible underwater life: nets, trays, magnifying glasses, identity charts, and our friendly Learning Team* are on-hand to help.
For little detectives, discover a whole world of wonderful bugs in our world recording holding giant Bug Hotel. Squelch and bounce over wobbly bridges, reedy rambles and wetland tracks in our Wild Walk – wellies are a must!
For an additional experience during your visit head over to our Canoe Safari and Boat Tour area. Pick up a paddle and canoe your way around our award-winning kilometre-long Canadian canoe trail, or if you’re wanting a more relaxing experience, drift away on a 30 minute expertly-guided boat tour.
For little adventures, make sure you check out our 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.
Whilst you’re here, enjoy hot and cold homemade lunches, freshly-brewed teas and coffees, and delicious cakes overlooking Swan Lake in our Mere Side Café. In our shop, we’ve got gorgeous gifts, books and toys for you – and every penny you spend in our shop and café goes to support our vital conservation work.