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Have a wild winter at Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Posted on 04 Jan 2019

At Martin Mere Wetland Centre we’re here for you and for wildlife 364 days a year, so don’t let a little thing like the weather put you off spending a day in the great outdoors. This Christmas holiday, throw on a coat, grab your wellies and head out for a wild winter adventure – we’re open every day apart from Christmas Day!

Wetlands are incredible spaces teeming with wildlife all year round. Visit us this season and you’ll be amazed to discover that while a lot of animals do leave or nod off in the colder months, there’s still a lot that’s wide awake. Seasonal wildlife spectaculars include flocks of pink footed geese, lapwing and teal on our Mere and colourful woodland birds gathering at our Kingfisher and Ron Barker Hides. Learn more about the current highlights from our Guide in the Discovery Hide - every day between 12-3pm.

The colder months are also the perfect time of year to see the Icelandic whooper swans which migrate to Martin Mere every winter. To celebrate these beautiful swans coming to visit, we’ve got a number of swan-themed activities at the centre, including our swan pipe experience, daily swan feeds and a swan-themed discovery trail.

On the collection side of the centre we have a number of iconic wetland species including our cheeky Asian short-clawed otter family. Discover more about them during daily talks at 11.30am and 2.30pm and find out how WWT is working to save them and other wetland species. When you visit, you can hand-feed our characterful ducks, geese and swans or take a wintry walk amid stunning scenery.

And once your wildlife-watching is done, there's tasty fare aplenty in our cafe, with festive treats, winter warmers and a new breakfast menu. Our site has excellent access and full visitor centre facilities including a well-stocked shop full of gifts, books and bird care goodies.

Find out more on our website: https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/martin-mere/experience/wild-winter/