Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Martin Mere
Fish Lane
Burscough
Ormskirk
Lancashire
L40 0TA

Tel: +44 (0)1704 895181

Fax: +44 (0)1704 892343

Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£15.50 per ticket
Child Ticket (4-16 years) - Kids under 4 years go FREE£8.30 per ticket
Concession Ticket (65+, disabled, student)£13.15 per ticket
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)£40.45 per ticket

We are asking everyone to book online in order to limit numbers to our site.

About

Please read through this page to understand everything you need to know about what to expect from your visit and how to book.
 

Step into a wilder world where wilderness and family-friendliness combine at WWT Martin Mere. Come and enjoy each season, from ducklings to migrating swans - you’ll be amazed at how close you can get to fantastic wetland wildlife.

With warmer weather, longer days and an abundance of new life at the centre, spring and summer are a great time to visit Martin Mere. With a packed calendar of family-friendly events including our Fluffy Duckling Week and Summer of Bugs, there really is something for everyone at our centre.

From our all-star cast of flamingos, a family of otters, a muster of white storks and a pair of poisonous spur-winged geese, we’ve got a wide range of species at our Wetland Centre. You can find out more about these amazing animals in our daily species spotlight talks and feeds.

While you’re here, make sure you grab a net and delve into pond dipping in our brand new Pond Zone! We’ve everything you need to uncover incredible underwater life: nets, trays, magnifying glasses, identity charts, and our friendly Learning Team are on-hand to help (weekends and half term only).

For the young adventurers, there’s plenty of areas to explore. Venture through three types of ‘wild’ wetland in one mile-long VIP walk – wellies are a must in the Wild Walk area! And for an additional experience during your visit, head over to our Canoe Safari and Boat Tour area. Pick up a paddle and canoe your way around our award-winning kilometre-long Canadian canoe trail, or if you’re wanting a more relaxing experience, drift away on a 30 minute expertly-guided boat tour.

For thrill seekers, make sure you check out our Rushes play area. From zip wire screams and scramble net laughs, to treehouse trailblazing and water zone wonders, our huge adventure playground is a total rush for ages 3 to 12.

Whilst you’re here, enjoy hot and cold homemade lunches, freshly-brewed teas and coffees, and delicious cakes overlooking Swan Lake in our Mere Side Café. In our shop, we’ve got gorgeous gifts, books and toys for you – and every penny you spend in our shop and café goes to support our vital conservation work.

Book Tickets

Facilities

Other

  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Car Parking
  • Coach Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Groups accepted
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Parking (free)
  • Parking Available
  • Toilets
  • Wheel Chair Hire

Accessibility

  • Facility for service dogs

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment only
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • One way system
  • Online booking only
  • Outside seating
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Map & Directions

TripAdvisor

Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2020
  • Excellent
    660
  • Very Good
    260
  • Average
    55
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    14

Recent Reviews:

  • 2008J-V
    Whangarei, New Zealand
    Trip type:
    Family
    A great day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 10th October 2020
    They've made major changes to accommodate required social distancing etc, and gave made it an even more enjoyable place to visit. Well organised and great to visit, irrespective of age. Read full review
  • JulieW1702
    Darwen, lancashire
    Trip type:
    Family
    Slightly disappointed.....😕
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th October 2020
    Start with the positives.....very clearly laid out one way system throughout the wetland areas. Plenty of sanitising stations to easily access. Cafe good as always. But.....there was quite a few of... Read full review
  • julie D
    Carnforth, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    A Xmas eve to remember
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 24th December 2020
    Xmas Eve ! Covid Pandemic! What to do to make A perfect safe and exhilarating day out ...... The day was cold crisp and glorious . The Centre was safe and welcoming . The animals unusually friendly... Read full review

Opening Times

Open New Year
Summer Opening (1 March 2021 - 27 October 2021)
DayTimes
Monday09:3018:00
Tuesday09:3018:00
Wednesday09:3018:00
Thursday09:3018:00
Friday09:3018:00
Saturday09:3018:00
Sunday09:3018:00
Bank Holiday09:3018:00
Winter Opening (27 October 2021 - 1 March 2022)
DayTimes
Monday09:3016:30
Tuesday09:3016:30
Wednesday09:3016:30
Thursday09:3016:30
Friday09:3016:30
Saturday09:3016:30
Sunday09:3016:30

* Closed Christmas day

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

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