Martin Mere news

Learn about volunteering with us - Volunteering Week

Learn about volunteering with us - Volunteering Week

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Lancashire is on the search for new people to join its friendly volunteering team. This year, Volunteering Week returns from 24 February to 1 March with drop-in sessions available each day 1-3pm for those wanting to find

19 February 2024

Enter into this year's photography competition!

Enter into this year's photography competition!

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre has returned with the North West Wetland Photography Competition, with entries now open until 16 August 2024. The competition encourages entrants to submit their best wetland moments. It could be of a wetland landscape, a

18 February 2024

Meet Mark Sowerby, Reserve Volunteer

Meet Mark Sowerby, Reserve Volunteer

Mark Sowerby volunteers on our reserve. Here is what he had to say about his time volunteering with us.

13 February 2024

Bing and Flop are coming to WWT Martin Mere!

Bing and Flop are coming to WWT Martin Mere!

Families in Lancashire will have the chance to meet Bing, the title character from the multi-award winning animated series at WWT Martin Mere this spring.

10 February 2024

Hand feeding returns to Martin Mere

Hand feeding returns to Martin Mere

It is the news you have all been waiting for - hand feeding has received the green light, and you can now feed the birds again during your visit to our wetland centre.

7 February 2024

Meet Steve Milner, Grounds & Gardening Volunteer

Meet Steve Milner, Grounds & Gardening Volunteer

Volunteers play a key part in supporting WWT. With our Volunteering Week coming up, we caught up with some of our volunteers to find out why they started volunteering and their experiences so far.Steve Milner, Grounds & Gardening Volunteer, has volunteere

31 January 2024

 Seriously squelchy fun: Martin Mere announces mud-filled festival of events for February half-term

Seriously squelchy fun: Martin Mere announces mud-filled festival of events for February half-term

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre has announced its brand new Mudfest event filled with mudtastic activities to get stuck into this February half-term. As part of Mudfest, the centre will return with their popular North West Puddle Jumping Championships a

22 January 2024

New Year's resolution ideas for 2024

New Year's resolution ideas for 2024

As we step into the new year, many of us will reflect on how 2023 went and how we’d like to improve our lives throughout 2024.

28 December 2023

Dedicated text relay line available at WWT Martin Mere

Dedicated text relay line available at WWT Martin Mere

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is implementing new changes to make our site more accessible for all. Recently, we provided basic British sign language training to our staff and volunteers and introduced an available-to-hire sensory bag with fidget toys, b

20 December 2023

See whooper swans in a different light at our after-hours event

See whooper swans in a different light at our after-hours event

Each year, WWT Martin Mere welcomes hundreds of whooper swans as they join us over the winter period. Visitors flock to see the species from late October to March, but many haven’t experienced the swans in a different light - floodlight.Most Tuesdays in

12 December 2023

Winter highlights at Martin Mere

Winter highlights at Martin Mere

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre becomes a true wildlife haven in the colder months, as our mere is full of activity from winter visitors such as pintail, wigeon, and whooper swans. In partnership with UK artist Quentin Blake, we are bringing our seasona

7 December 2023

Give the gift of nature this Christmas

Give the gift of nature this Christmas

As the festive season draws near, it’s time to start thinking of that perfect gift for your loved ones. Here are our recommendations!

10 November 2023

WWT launches new gift card for admissions, gift shop, and cafe

WWT launches new gift card for admissions, gift shop, and cafe

If you’re on the search for a great gift this Christmas, why not treat your loved ones to one of our newly launched gift cards?

3 November 2023

Martin Mere is expanding its Mere Tun Village

Martin Mere is expanding its Mere Tun Village

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is excited to announce its new development plans for its popular Mere Tun Village.

1 November 2023

Our guide for rainy days this October half term

Our guide for rainy days this October half term

Don’t let the rain put you off a visit to Martin Mere! With the typical British weather constantly changing, we’ve got you covered for a fun day come rain or shine this October half-term (21-29 October). Take a look at what activities we have as pa

24 October 2023