If all the exploring of our beautiful grounds and reserve makes you peckish, head to our Mere Side Café for a delicious bite to eat and enjoy the stunning views of Swan Lake from the panoramic windows and wrap-around veranda.

Before you leave for home, make sure you check out our shop selling a wide range of gifts, books and souvenirs. Best of all, every penny you spend supports conservation.

Mere Side Cafe

Our light and airy café serves freshly prepared hot and cold food to tickle all taste buds and comes with gorgeous views of Swan Lake. With plenty of space for friends, families and groups, our hearty, wholesome restaurant is not to be missed when you visit Martin Mere! See a sample menu.


Need a light refreshment whilst you’re out and about exploring? There’s a number of kiosks around our grounds selling tasty treats, snacks and thirst-quenching drinks. Drop by the Canoe Safari area or the Rushes play area for a rejuvenating light bite (opening times vary depending on season).

On hot summer days, the best way to cool down is with an ice cream. Head to the Canoe Safari Kiosk for a delicious homemade Wallings Farm Ice Cream. There are 7 staple flavours to choose from, plus 2 dairy-free options and daily specials – yummy!

WWT gift shop

Bursting with gorgeous gifts, toys and souvenirs, as well as the latest wildlife books, garden must-haves, outdoor accessories, and wildlife-watching essentials. Open all day long, pop along and browse the shelves to see what goodies you can find.

InFocus Optics

You’ll find everything you could ever need for wildlife watching in our fabulous InFocus shop. Come along for honest, friendly advice and to try out a range telescopes and binoculars in one of the best wildlife-watching hides on the Mere. Open 7 days a week and a % of all sales goes to directly support the work of WWT