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WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Type:Nature Reserve

Fish Lane, Burscough, Nr Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 0TA

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Tel: 01704 895 181

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WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Step into a wilder world where wilderness and family-friendliness combine. Enjoy each season at Martin Mere Wetland Centre, from ducklings to migrating swans - you’ll be amazed at how close you can get to fantastic wetland wildlife.

 

From our all-star cast of flamingos, cheeky otter sisters, a muster of white storks and a pair of superb spoonbills, there’s a wide range of species for you to meet. You can find out more about these amazing animals in a packed schedule of daily spotlight talks and feeds. And don’t forget to pick up a bag of seed to hand feed the birds as you explore the beautiful surroundings.

 

While you’re there, make sure you grab a net and delve into pond dipping in the new Pond Zone. They have everything you need to uncover incredible underwater life: nets, trays and identity charts, and the friendly team of volunteers are on-hand to help (weekends and half term only).

 

For the young adventurers, there’s plenty of areas to explore. Venture through three types of wild wetland in one mile-long VIP walk – wellies are a must in the Wild Walk area! And for an additional experience during your visit, head over to the Canoe Safari and Boat Tour area. Pick up a paddle and canoe your way around the award-winning kilometre-long Canadian canoe trail, or if you’re wanting a more relaxing experience, drift away on a 30 minute expertly-guided boat tour.

 

For thrill seekers, make sure you check out the Rushes play area. From zip wire screams and scramble net laughs, to treehouse trailblazing and water zone wonders, the huge adventure playground is a total rush for ages 3 to 12.

 

Whilst you’re there, enjoy hot and cold homemade lunches, freshly-brewed teas and coffees, and delicious cakes overlooking Swan Lake in Mere Side Café. In the shop, there are plenty of gorgeous gifts, books and toys for you – and every penny you spend in the shop and café goes to support vital conservation work.

 

For full details about the centre and for a list of upcoming events, visit: wwt.org.uk/martin-mere 

 

For those looking for an adventure, make sure you check out Rushes play area. From zip wire screams and scramble net laughs, to treehouse trailblazing and water zone wonders, the huge adventure playground is a total rush for ages 3 to 12.Wwhilst you’re at the centre, enjoy hot and cold homemade lunches, freshly-brewed teas and coffees, and delicious cakes overlooking Swan Lake in Mere Side Café. In the shop, there’s loads of gorgeous gifts, books and toys for you – and every penny you spend in the shop and café goes to support vital conservation work. Get the family together, wrap up warm and spend some time in the great outdoors. Plan your visit and book your tickets online today!

 

We’re open 364 days a year – that’s every day except Christmas Day. You can visit us between 9.30am-6pm (4.30pm in winter and 3pm on Christmas Eve) and our last admission is one hour before closing. We’re buggy and wheelchair friendly!

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult fromfrom £11.70 to £14.30 per ticket
Child (4-16 years) fromfrom £6.25 to £7.65 per ticket
Child Ticket (Under 4 years)Free
Concession (65+, disabled, unemployed, student) fromfrom £9.94 to £12.15 per ticket
Essential helpers assisting disabled visitorsFree
Family (2 adults & 2 Child aged 4-16) fromfrom £30.51 to £37.30 per ticket

If you are coming to Martin Mere Wetland Centre as a group consisting of 12 or move individuals you can ring through in advance as recieve a Group Rate Admission upon arrival.
Book online and save 10% on admission prices.

Opening Times

Open New Year
Summer Season (1 Apr 2020 - 29 Oct 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 18:00*
Winter Season (30 Oct 2020 - 31 Mar 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 16:30*

* • 364 days a year – that’s every day except Christmas Day
• Car pack closes at 6pm in the summer and 4.30pm in winter
• You can visit us between 9.30am-6pm (4.30pm in winter and 3pm on Christmas Eve) and our last admission is one hour before closing.
• We’re buggy and wheelchair friendly!

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsBest Visitor Experience of the Year Best Visitor Experience of the Year 2011
  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) Green Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) 2014
  • Sub-Regional AwardsSustainable Tourism Award Sustainable Tourism Award 2012
  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsMaking a Difference Award Making a Difference Award 2011
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards 2016 - Finalist Lancashire Tourism Awards 2016 - Finalist 2016
  • Sub-Regional AwardsEngland We're Good To Go England We're Good To Go 2020

Directions

Road Directions

Follow A59 towards Preston. Through Burscough Village turn left immediately after the railway bridge onto Red Cat Lane. Follow for 1 mile, Martin Mere is on left.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest railway station is Burscough Bridge station. Martin Mere is 1.5 miles from station. Signposted walk, approximately 30mins, or can get taxi from Burscough Village. Cyclists are always welcome at Martin Mere.

The centre is signposted from Junction 8, M61, Junction 3 on M58 and Junction 27 on M6.

Facilities

Other

  • Concessionary Admission Charges
  • Open All Year
  • Outdoor

Establishment Features

  • Conference Facilities
  • Disabled Access/Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special Group Rates
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

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