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Animal Magic weekend extravaganza

Posted on 12 Sep 2019

From funky frogs to marvellous meerkats, amazing amphibians to beautiful birds of prey, Animal Magic is a great weekend to get up close to wonderful wildlife. Come along to Martin Mere Wetland Centre Saturday 21-Sunday 22 September to see these adorable animals for one weekend only.

Exotic Zoo will be showcasing loads of fantastic animals throughout the weekend, including an armadillo, delightful meerkats and a petting zoo! Critters 2 You will be bringing everything from snakes to lizards - will you have a go at holding a tarantula? Local rescue centre Corio Raptors will also be here with some amazing birds of prey, including a majestic barn owl and a beautiful buzzard.

During the weekend we've also got a whole range of additional activities for the family to enjoy. Our on-site cattle will be on show from the Gladstone Hide - go along to the talk and feed to see the beautiful herd of cows, including 14 calves, to find out more about how the cows help us to manage our reserve. We'll also be running bird watching for beginners sessions to inspire the younger generation - head to the Discovery Hide and pick up your bird watching for beginners guide and see what you can spot on the mere!

There'll also be all our usual daily talks, feeds and activities. Don’t forget to grab a net and become a pond detective with pond dipping in the brand new Pond Zone. If you’re after an additional adventure, head to our Canoe Barn. Our Canoe Safari and Boat Tours area is a kilometre-long trail of waterways; the self-guided canoe safari offers you a unique way to explore a part of our wetland centre that isn’t accessible on foot. The habitat around the canoe safari is teeming with life, so keep your eyes open and see what you can spot as your paddle your way around the twists and turns of the waterways. If you prefer a more relaxed approach, sit back and relax on a guided boat tour instead.

Before you head home, make sure you check out our adventure playground with wet play! Come and have a wild day out in our extraordinary wetland landscape; buy your tickets online and save 10% on admission! Book your tickets today.