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North West Puddle Jumping Championships

Date: Sun 17 February - Sun 24 February

This half term bring your friends and family and see who can make the biggest, craziest splash with our special ‘splashometer’ at our Puddle Jumping Championships.

At 2pm every day throughout February Half Term, we'll be holding the Puddle Jumping Championships. There will be daily winners so get practicing your perfect splash in our warm up areas and check out the other splash-tastic fun activities we have on offer for a brilliant day out!

Get creative in our craft room which will be open daily 12pm-3.30pm. Design your own welly, make a puddle-themed badge and create your own wooden pond or a pine cone bird feeder.

Get the most out of your wellies and go exploring in our Wild Walk! Venture through three types of ‘wild’ wetland in one mile-long VIP walk – squelch through the mucky meadow to our middle maze lodge; bounce over the wobbly wet bridge into the wet woods; tip-toe along our reedy ramble towards giant sculptures; and splodge down a maze of secret wetland tracks.

During your visit, you can find out more about our family of Asian short-clawed otters during our daily talks. Check the what’s on board when you arrive for a full list of activities available during your visit. Before you head home, be sure to grab a tasty treat from our cafe, serving everything from warming drinks to hot and cold lunches for all ages.

Whatever the weather, come and have a splashing day out at Martin Mere this February half term! Don’t forget to share your splashes at #puddlejumping.


Name a swan

There are currently a number of Whooper Swans on the mere that have ring numbers but don’t have a name, so during February Half Term we’re offering you the unique opportunity to suggest names. If you’re visiting us, all you have to do is spot a swan with a coloured ring on its leg, use the touchscreen in our Discovery Hide to see if it’s got a name and if it hasn’t, fill out a slip and leave your suggestion in the box.

These beautiful swans usually start flying back to Iceland in early March, so make sure you come and see them while you can!

Terms & Conditions

  • 50p per entry to the Puddle Jumping Championships
  • Swan names need to be checked and allocated by WWT staff. A full list of names will be announced on our Facebook page once they've been verified: www.facebook.com/wwtmartinmere