Welney Wetland Centre

Discover a safe haven of wide open spaces bursting with wetland nature. Fill your lungs with fresh air, stretch your legs and get ready to explore our extraordinary wetland paradise, whatever the weather!


We're delighted we can now welcome you back. Every person who is coming to visit will need to pre-book, including those who visit for free such as members, children under four and carers. We can't wait to welcome you back.

Book your visit

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Get closer to nature than ever at Welney

This season's highlights

With wide-open spaces and wetlands full of the sights and sounds of nature, there's plenty to see and do.

Dramatic displays

Enjoy the spring activity with lapwing tumbling from the skies, avocets making their bubbling calls to one another and the wickering flights of black-tailed godwits.

Walks in the Washes

Explore the further reaches of the reserve including our summer walk.

Be our guest

Stay onsite at Welney in our self-contained Fenland Cottage - Wigeon House. Find out more.

"'Welcome back' said the sign in the car park, and yes - we DID feel very welcome! Thank you for the careful preparation on your part that enabled us to reconnect with nature (especially the delightful Whooper family) at this very unusual and difficult time."

- Welney visitor, via email -

WWT is the charity that protects wetlands and wildlife

Your support, through visiting, membership or donation, is what makes this happen.

Thank you.