Fancy an escape to nature? Enjoy a great family day out in the wild at WWT Martin Mere in Lancashire any time of the year! From getting close to the wetland wildlife to all sorts of awesome activities, there’s plenty to do for all the family.
Looking for an adventure? From thrilling zip wires to epic treetops, the huge outdoor adventure playground is perfect for little explorers from the age of 3. Don’t forget to have a go at pond dipping to see what you can find!
A Great Family Day Out
There’s a fantastic day ahead of you at Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Enjoy splashing, dipping, playing, paddling and getting up-close-and-personal to some of nature’s most wonderful wildlife. This wetland centre has up to 800 acres of adventure which is home to thousands of rare birds, a cheeky family of otters, an all-star cast of pretty pink flamingos and a group of white storks to mention a few!
For those wanting adventure, grab a paddle and take to the water to head off on an exciting award-winning canoe safari, where you’ll come face to beak with all sorts of exciting animals. Keep your eyes peeled for moorhens, mallards, fish, and water voles, and if you’re especially lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the beautiful kingfishers!
Awesome Outdoor Adventures
Psst, there’s a chance to go pond dipping – how magical! Go on a wild walk adventure, build a den, balance on the stepping stones or simply have fun in the water play and scream down the zip wire.
Food and drink
The Mere Side Café is open every day serving breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks and ice-creams.
Travelling to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre
WWT Martin Mere is a wetland nature reserve and wildfowl collection managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Tarlscough on the West Lancashire Coastal Plain, located six miles from Ormskirk and ten miles from Southport. It is easily accessible by both public and private transport. If you are travelling by car the attraction is situated just off the A59 and is signposted from junction 8 on the M61, junction 3 on the M58 and junction 27 on the M6. It is free to park at the Centre.
Travelling by Train
Martin Mere is accessible from no less than 3 mainline stations, Burscough Bridge, New Lane and Burscough Junction Train stations. Search for your train tickets using Raileasy.
There are lots of places to stay in Lancashire and the surrounding area. If you only planning on visiting the attraction for one day and would like to explore some of the other attractions in the area then take a look at some of the wonderful self-catering cottages available from Snaptrip.
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