Welney news

Welney nominated for Gold Accolade

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

WWT Welney are excited to have been nominated for a Gold Accolade within the Visit England, Quality Assurance Scheme. Our team of staff and volunteers pride ourselves on creating a welcoming and informative experience for visitors, so that everyone can connect with wetlands and our incredible wildlife.

The continued improvements made to the visitor centre and reserve over the years have been recognised through the Visit England scheme.The strengths that shine through from this latest assessment include; knowledge of the staff and volunteers and the care shown to visitors, quality of the gift shop and atmosphere of the Wigeon Café, engagement opportunities for visitors including the Godwit Festival as part of Project Godwit and the newly installed Fenland exhibit.

View of Fenland Exhibit in the Welney visitor centre

Leigh Marshall, Centre Manager, said:

‘It is great to see the hard work from our team of staff and volunteers being recognised in this way.We are open 364 days of the year, so it is the commitment and enthusiasm of our team that means we continue to provide amazing ways for visitors to connect with wetland wildlife.

‘The seasonal changes of our wildlife and landscape result in very different experiences for our summer visitors compared with our winter visitors, and making sure that we get the best out of each season is a top priority for us.This year’s Visit England evaluation took place during our Godwit Festival weekend, and the assessor adored her visit – which was reflected in the score’.

Wetlands are hugely beneficial to people as well as the wildlife they support.An environment such the Welney Wetland Centre provides the opportunity for people with a wide range of accessibility needs to enjoy fantastic wetland experiences.

Two headstarted black-tailed godwit chicks beng reared at Welney