WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Southport
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.
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.
Experience a Close Encounter
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.
All areas of the grounds are accessible by wheelchairs and wheelchairs are available on arrival free of charge, although most attractions are located very close to the Centre for minimum walking.
Mere Side Cafe
The Mere Side Cafe offers a delicious selection of hot and cold food, a variety of coffees and chilled drinks, and tempting home-made cakes. From healthy vegetarian salads to hearty meat dishes, all can be enjoyed overlooking the beautiful and peaceful wetlands.
Every season is a new experience
Spring & Summer: Visit the award winning downy duckling experience
as trees blossom, fl amingo chicks grow and the dawn chorus begins.
Autumn & Winter: See the spectacle of thousands of Pink-footed Geese as well as watching over 2000 Whooper swans from Iceland. Watch the daily swan feed at 3pm and 3.30pm.