WWT Martin Mere

Summer Holiday Activities

Sat 21 July - Sun 2 September

All of these activties are on every day from Saturday 21 July (unless otherwise stated)

Daily talks

  • See our otter family play up close at the otter talk and feed at 11.30am and 2.20pm
  • Ask all the weird and wonderful questions you have about flamingos in our flamingo experience at 1.30pm, you can even see a skull, egg and feathers
  • Drop in to learn about our white storks when they are fed everyday at 2pm

This activity is free of charge/included in centre admission.

Family activities

  • Craft room will be open from 1pm to 4pm
  • Listen for the calls of some of the oddest birds in our ‘WOW’ exhibit – is it Weird or Wonderful?: included in admission
  • Pick up a bag of grain and feed the Hawaiian Nene, the rarest goose in the world that WWT helped to reintroduce back into the wild, whilst exploring our waterfowl collection
  • Get creative and build a den out of conifer: Included in admission
  • Canoe safari & boat tours: Pick up a paddle and canoe your way around or drift along on a boat tour (£8 per canoe, seats 3. £3 per boat seat).  Click here for further information on the canoe safari and boat tours

Mere Tun Viking Village (Every Tues & Wed starting 31 July)

Explore Mere Tun Viking Village, beside what was England's biggest lake. Learn to defend the villages of the Lancashire Levels at our special weapons training sessions this summer holiday. There's also the chance to get creative by making your own sheild for £1. 12noon - 3pm.

Pond dipping: 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Diving beetles and their larvae, water boatmen, ram’s-horn snails and pond-snail leeches can all be found and examined with our magnifying sheets and pond-life identification flip-books. This activity is free of charge/included in centre admission.

GIANT Bionic Bugs (From Sat 28 July)

Have a bug filled summer adventure doing 8 bug themed activities including bug hunts and pond dipping, collecting stickers as you go along. Collect over 6 stickers and you can a special Bionic Bugs award at our daily award ceremony at 3.30pm. Meet a 6ft long dragonfly, a 4ft buzzing bee, and a 6ft long hopping grasshopper amongst others, brought to life with state of the art animatronics and sound effects. Click here for a full list of activities and times

Wild Walk

Explore our newest hidden gem of wetland habitat.

The new Wild Walk experience takes visitors on a journey through three types of wetland habitat, providing a taste of the ‘wild’ reserves, which are traditionally only accessed via viewpoints in hides.

Visitors are encouraged to bring wellies and meander through a maze of wetland tracks, through the muddy meadow to the middle maze lodge, across the wobbly web bridge to the wet woods and along a reedy ramble, discovering the wildlife and giant sculptures.

Adventure play area

  • Mini marshlands – Toddler play space
  • The wetlands – water play space with dams, bridges and channels to explore
  • Fly like a bird across a cableway
  • The reed bed – giant timber sculptures with nets and ropes for climbing, jumping, sliding and clambering on
  • The sand flats – sand play area with playful grassy mounds and smooth boulders