Martin Mere

Midweek Visiter - - Martin Mere -

AT Martin Mere Wet­land Cen­tre we’re here for you and for wildlife 364 days a year, so don’t let a lit­tle thing like the weather put you off spend­ing a day in the great out­doors.

This Christ­mas hol­i­day, throw on a coat, grab your wellies and head out for a wild win­ter ad­ven­ture – we’re open ev­ery day apart from Christ­mas Day!

Wet­lands are in­cred­i­ble spa­ces teem­ing with wildlife all year round. Visit us this sea­son and you’ll be amazed to dis­cover that while a lot of an­i­mals do leave or nod off in the colder months, there’s still a lot that’s wide awake.

Sea­sonal wildlife spec­tac­u­lars in­clude flocks of pink­footed geese, lap­wing and teal on our mere and colour­ful wood­land birds gath­er­ing at our King­fisher and Ron Barker Hides.

Learn more about the cur­rent high­lights from our guide in the Dis­cov­ery Hide – ev­ery day be­tween noon-3pm.

The colder months are also the per­fect time of year to see the Ice­landic whooper swans which mi­grate to Martin Mere ev­ery win­ter.

To celebrate these beau­ti­ful swans com­ing to visit, we’ve got a num­ber of swan-themed ac­tiv­i­ties at the cen­tre, in­clud­ing our swan pipe ex­pe­ri­ence, daily swan feeds and a swan-themed dis­cov­ery trail.

On the col­lec­tion side of the cen­tre we have a num­ber of iconic wet­land species in­clud­ing our cheeky Asian short-clawed ot­ter fam­ily.

Dis­cover more about them dur­ing daily talks at 11.30am and 2.30pm and find out how WWT is work­ing to save them and other wet­land species.

When you visit, you can hand-feed our char­ac­ter­ful ducks, geese and swans or take a win­try walk amid stun­ning scenery.

And once your wildlife-watch­ing is done, there’s tasty fare aplenty in our cafe, with fes­tive treats, win­ter warm­ers and a new break­fast menu.

Our site has ex­cel­lent ac­cess and full vis­i­tor cen­tre fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing a well­stocked gift shop – ideal for those with wildlife fans to buy for this Christ­mas!

For more in­for­ma­tion about win­ter at Martin Mere, please visit our web­site: wwt.org.uk/martin-mere

An Ice­landic Whooper Swan; in­sets, a lovely view of the land­scape and a king­fisher

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