Due to heavy rainfall along the catchment of the River Great Ouse, the Ouse Washes are currently acting as a flood water storage area. Access is possible to the main hide and wing hides, all other footpaths and hides are closed due to flooding. Swan feeds and hare walk are still running as normal. The A1101 between Welney village and the Centre is closed, access is still possible from the A10 at Littleport and Downham Market.



Get set for 1000 adventure-filled acres of wildlife. Welney offers the perfect setting to create lasting memories as you explore the great outdoors.

Meet our wildlife superstars

Go nose-to-beak with some of nature's most exciting animals

Swan spectacle

See all three species of UK swan. Experience our exciting wild swan feeds from the comfort of the main hide. Watch the birds gathering on the water awaiting the swan feeder and their wheelbarrow. Find out more.


From November to February join us on a hare walk to get closer to these charismatic mammals. Find out more.

Winter wildfowl and waders

Enjoy flocks of wigeon, teal, lapwing, golden plover and black-tailed godwit by the thousand or pick out sought after species such as Bewick's swans, bean geese, pintail, goldeneye and scaup.

A day of discovery

We offer the perfect setting for you to create lasting memories. Whether you're new to wildlife or well practiced at connecting with nature, have a brilliant day at Welney Wetland Centre.

A great day out

Visit the interactive swan research station to find out about our ringed swans and their migrations. Enjoy the commentated wild swan feeds from the main hide. Find out more.

Bird feeding stations

Be entertained by the flurry of activity around the bird feeders whilst you enjoy your lunch from the comfort of the Wigeon Cafe. Find out more.

Lady Fen

Enjoy elevated views across Lady Fen, and take in the spectacle of our winter wildlife. Find out more.

Wildlife photography hide

Book time in our photography hide to gain eye-level access to the birds on the main lagoon. Get within a matter of feet of whooper swans, mute swans, pochard, tufted duck and mallard. Find out more.

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