Martin Mere news

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

October half term at WWT Martin Mere

October half term at WWT Martin Mere

Searching for that perfectly spooky day out in Lancashire this October half term? Eekish trails, pumpkin carving, canoe ‘scarefaris’, we have it all at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre!

19 October 2023

Astronomy Evening at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Astronomy Evening at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Take a ‘Tour of the Universe’ as part of a special Astronomy Evening at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this month. WWT Martin Mere is working with the Liverpool Astronomical Society to offer a one-time special astronomy evening on 28 October. The ev

17 October 2023

First whooper swans arrive at Martin Mere

First whooper swans arrive at Martin Mere

WWT Martin Mere saw the first two Whooper Swans arrive on 10 October, and the first family of five arrive on 11 October. As of 16 October, we have seen over 400 whooper swans on the mere!Each year, whooper swans make the 500-mile migration from Iceland to

11 October 2023

Chilean flamingo chicks hatch for first time in 10 years at Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Chilean flamingo chicks hatch for first time in 10 years at Martin Mere Wetland Centre

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is celebrating the arrival of three Chilean flamingo chicks - our first success in 10 years. Hatching near the beginning of September, the adorable chicks are wowing visitors and stealing our hearts. Nick Brooks, Centr

29 September 2023

Autumn highlights at Martin Mere

Autumn highlights at Martin Mere

Autumn is one of our favourite periods at Martin Mere. We see everything around us change to breathtaking colours and are joined by migratory species from the likes of Iceland. Drawn to Water: Quentin Blake at WWT We’ve partnered with well-known art

19 September 2023

North West Wetland Photographer competition winners announced

North West Wetland Photographer competition winners announced

The winners are in for the North West Wetland Photographer of the Year competition! Thank you to everyone who entered the competition, we have had some amazing submissions. Here are the winners: Wetlands and their Wildlife Winner: Maggie Bullo

14 September 2023

Over a thousand pink-footed geese arrive at WWT Martin Mere

Over a thousand pink-footed geese arrive at WWT Martin Mere

Excitement in Burscough as the highly anticipated sounds of over a thousand pink-footed geese fill the air during their arrival to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Each year, the geese make the 500-mile journey from Iceland to spend the next couple of m

11 September 2023

Have a wildlife-filled weekend at the North West's biggest bird watching festival

Have a wildlife-filled weekend at the North West's biggest bird watching festival

Join WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre as it opens its doors to thousands of visitors for its annual North West Bird Watching Festival.

8 September 2023

 Let WWT and Quentin Blake inspire an autumn of adventure and wonder at WWT Martin Mere

Let WWT and Quentin Blake inspire an autumn of adventure and wonder at WWT Martin Mere

As autumn arrives, a new season collection of Quentin Blake’s distinctive illustrations, influenced by wetlands and nature, give a new insight into the wonderful walking trails at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre.

5 September 2023

Wild Walk - The Hidden Gem of Martin Mere

Wild Walk - The Hidden Gem of Martin Mere

It’s the place where you’re encouraged to run wild to your heart's content! But what actually is Martin Mere’s Wild Walk?

10 August 2023

Top 10 things to do this summer at Martin Mere

Top 10 things to do this summer at Martin Mere

We’ve put together a list of our top 10 recommendations this summer - take a look!

28 July 2023