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Bug Week at WWT Martin Mere

Type:Children's

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

Tel: 01704 895 181

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Bug Week at WWT Martin Mere

Have a bug-tastic time over May Half Term at Martin Mere.  Meet the giant bionic bugs as they hide within the grounds.  Join in as the moth traps are open everyday at 11:00 by the Discovery hide. 

Take part in daily bug hunts from 11:00 - 12.30 in the Wild Walk.

Delve into the ponds in the daily pond dipping sessions between 13.30 and 15:00.

There will be bug themed crafts in the family craft room from 13:00 to 16:00, including butterfly sand art and make your own butterfly wings.

For those looking for an extra adventure, head over to the canoe safari area, where you can hire a canoe or go on a relaxing boat tour between 11:00 and 16:00 and see what real life insects you will find. 

Pick up an insect spotter sheet from the information desk and see if you can find and tick off all the bugs on the list as you explore Martin Mere.   There's loads more activities for the whole family.  Go on a wild walk adventure, build a den, enjoy the outdoor adventure playground, brave the stepping stones and enjoy watching the wildlife from the discovery hide.

A trip to Martin Mere is a great day out for all the family.

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General admission fees to the centre apply.

Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018

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 30 mins, 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.

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