Welney Wetland Centre

Take a break from the everyday. Enjoy stunning seasonal colours and magical wildlife experiences in a safe haven of wide open space this autumn.


Relax into nature in the peace and tranquillity of the Fens, in our 1,300 acre wetland paradise. See wildlife on the move as winter migration begins. Get set for an autumn adventure and see wildlife on the move as winter migration begins.

Your wetland centre

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.

Wetland exploration

Explore the further reaches of the reserve from the dragonfly ponds to our summer walk, enjoy a riot of wildflowers and beautiful dragonflies and damselflies on the wing.

Family favourites

Borrow an explorer backpack and enjoy pond dipping, bug hunting and bird watching.

Be our guest

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

"Just a note to say thank you to you and your volunteers for a really successful reopening. The new viewing points are fantastic - it’s a great addition to the hides as they eventually open! Open, accessible and great views of the reserve. Keep up the great work and I look forward to visiting again soon. "

- 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.