Quack­ing prize for Easter fun hunters

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Student Life - BY AN­DREW BROWN an­drew.brownNW@trin­i­tymir­ror.com @visan­drew­brown

WWT Martin Mere Wet­land Cen­tre in Burscough is invit­ing peo­ple to en­joy Dusty’s Gi­ant Duck Hunt – and to­day we have FIVE fam­ily tick­ets to be won!

Nick Brooks, from WWT, said: “Martin Mere has lost some rather spe­cial ducks. A num­ber of our gi­ant yel­low ducks have gone miss­ing and we need chil­dren to help us and Dusty Duck find them this Easter hol­i­days as part of Dusty’s Gi­ant Duck Hunt.

“You’ll need to use all your spe­cial de­tec­tive skills to track down these 25 cheeky birds and be in with a chance of win­ning a yummy choco­late treat and a cer­tifi­cate (It is 50p to en­ter).

“Dusty Duck is WWT’s new chil­dren’s char­ac­ter, ex­clu­sively de­signed by the world-fa­mous Aard­man stu­dios to help us get chil­dren closer to na­ture.

“This year, for the first time, Dusty will be join­ing our an­nual gi­ant duck hunt. He will help chil­dren to track down elu­sive gi­ant yel­low birds hid­den high and low around our stun­ning grounds, in re­turn for a de­li­cious choco­late treat.

“Our war­dens are great at count­ing up all the baby duck­lings, goslings and cygnets wad­dling around our vis­i­tors’ feet at cen­tres dur­ing the Easter hol­i­days. But, for some rea­son, they keep miss­ing these cheeky gi­ant yel­low rub­ber ducks – so come along to your lo­cal wet­land cen­tre and help us find them!”

As well as the gi­ant duck hunt, Martin Mere also has a range of other fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing the Easter hol­i­days, in­clud­ing boat tours, crafts, den build­ing, pond dip­ping, ot­ter talks and feeds and you can take to the water on the ca­noe sa­fari.

A whole new world of award-win­ning dis­cov­ery awaits you at our WWT Wet­land Cen­tres. You can get close to amaz­ing wildlife, such as ot­ters and flamin­gos, take ex­cit­ing boat sa­faris through water mead­ows and reeds, and see some of the world’s most dra­matic and rare birds all in one place.

Added to this are ex­hil­a­rat­ing ad­ven­ture play­grounds, spe­cial events, wa­ter­side cafes serv­ing de­li­cious homemade food and shops with unique gifts.

Martin Mere is fully ac­ces­si­ble, with buggy and wheel­chair-friendly path­ways, com­fort­able hides and dis­abled and par­ent and baby fa­cil­i­ties. Nor­mal ad­mis­sion charges ap­ply. WWT Martin Mere Wet­land Cen­tre is open every day (ex­cept Christ­mas Day) 9.30am-6pm from Mon­day, March 27, and park­ing is free.

For more de­tails of Easter hol­i­day events and year-round ac­tiv­i­ties at Martin Mere visit: www.wwt.org.uk/ mar­t­in­mere

WWT Martin Mere Wet­land Cen­tre in Burscough is invit­ing peo­ple to take part in Dusty’s Gi­ant Duck Hunt this Easter

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