WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre
WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is where wilderness and family-friendliness combine. In spring, visit the award winning Downy Duckling experience as flamingo chicks grow and ducklings and gosling appear as we open the duckling nursery. In winter, many thousands of wild ducks, geese and swans are drawn to the internationally-rated wetlands, offering spectacular displays of feather and flight. But there is plenty to see and do at Martin Mere all year round, with more than 100 types of rare and endangered water-birds, a family of beavers and enchanting otters in residence, two imaginative playgrounds for young adventurers as well as den building and an inspirational eco-garden.
New for 2011: Get a close encounter on the brand new canoe safari adventure as you meander around a wetland to see wildlife from a bird's eye view, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery at the new Mere Side Cafe.
Special Offer: guests staying at Prince of Wales Hotel can enter Martin Mere at a special discounted rate of £4.15 per person. Please ask for a voucher at the hotel reception.
More Southport Attractions
Southport offers something for all the family, here are a few more suggestions of things to look out for on your stay in Southport.
The most famous of all is the Southport Flower Show where you will find all varieties of flowers and plants to purchase and take back home.
The Model Railway Village is ideal for children as you can watch the locomotives as it meanders around the 1.5 acres of miniature landscape.
The Southport Theatre and Floral Hall Complex on the promenade is the main live entertainment centre and displays programmes and conference and exhibitions.
Southport Pier at 3,650 feet it is the second longest pier in Great Britain.
Marine Lake - One of the largest man-made leisure pursuits lakes in England. The lake is home to various watersports clubs including sailing, water-skiing and rowing. Marine Lake is also home to The Southport Belle a Mississippi style paddle steamer that will take you on a scenic tour along Southport's Victorian seafront.
A favourite is Splash World that has rides from Lazy River Ride, High-Speed water slides, Water curtain, 25m Swimming Pool and a Learner Pool.