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.

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No lift access to the reserve: Mobility scooters and wheelchairs are unable to access the reserve at present, we are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible. Until the lift is working access is via a flight of 8 steps a landing and then 12 steps. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, access is still possible to the shop and cafe which have fantastic views out over Lady Fen and our bird feeders.

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Plan your visit

Everything you need to know for a great day out. Plan your day from start to finish with our comprehensive guide. Find directions, opening times, what's on the day you visit, our food and drink offer and where you can pick up a treat to take home.

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There's so much to see at Welney Wetland Centre, we want you to enjoy it to the full. Here you'll find all you need to plan the perfect day.

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Opening times

We're open 7 days a week, 364 days a year and there's always something to see and do.

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Prices

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Directions

Be it by car, train or on foot, find us fast with our detailed directions.

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Eat, drink, shop

Relax in the cafe while enjoying the view and pick up a souvenir or two.

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We hope you have a great day with us

We hope you have a great day with us Our Wetland Centres are designed to give you an unforgettable experience getting close to nature. Your safety is paramount, as is the safety of the wildlife at our Wetland Centres. To ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable day, we have terms and conditions of entry that everyone needs to observe. Read our terms