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Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Martin Mere
Fish Lane
L40 0TA

Tel: +44 (0)1704 895181

Fax: +44 (0)1704 892343

Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£12.98 per ticket
2 adults & 2 children£33.50 per ticket
65+, disabled, student£9.48 per ticket
Adult group rate (12 or more)£10.03 per ticket
Child (4-16 years)£6.18 per ticket
Child (under 4 years)Free
Child group rate (12 or more)£4.78 per ticket
Concession group rate (12 or more)£7.33 per ticket

Discounted rate available to residents staying at the Ramada Plaza and Scarisbrick Hotels. Please note that these prices include a gift aid donation and the prices are cheaper if you do not wish to pay that donation.


At Martin Mere, see, feed and learn about wetland birds and mammal and even beavers at the only attraction in the North West that houses them. 

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) is the largest international wetland consveration charity in the UK and Martin Mere is where wilderness and family-friendliness come together for a fantastic day out, whatever the season. See more than 100 types of rare and endangered water-birds, a family of beavers and otters in residence. 

In the winter, thousands of wild ducks, geese and swans are drawn to the internationally-rated wetlands. Then in Spring, see the flamingo chicks grow and the duckling nursery.

For the smaller explorer, the eco-garden and imaginative playground are perfect to keep young minds active! Seasonal attractions include celebrations of local history and wildlife gardening and a programme of walks and talks. 

Enjoy a safari with a difference with Martin Mere's selfie guided Canoe Safari.



  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Car Parking
  • Coach Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Parking Available
  • Toilets

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside


  • Facility for service dogs

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

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

Map & Directions


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • MimiatWi
    Trip type:
    Entertaining day out
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 12th January 2018
    Despite growing up in nearby Maghull, I had never visited Martinmere before last month. It was a cold but dry day, and we enjoyed walking round the various small ponds and areas, lots of birds to... Read full review
  • RDS61
    Chester, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Great bird watching
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 7th January 2018
    A great place for both serious birdwatchers and families. The hides are excellent with plenty of space a bird books available for reference. The mere is packed with birds including whooper swans... Read full review
  • LisaOs
    Trip type:
    Always a good day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 27th December 2017
    Lots to do, it is always developing, great for children and grandparents. The cafe is good, prices slightly high but the food is excellent quality. Don't miss the canoeing. Read full review

Opening Times

Winter Opening (27 October 2017 - 1 March 2018)
Summer Opening (1 March 2018 - 27 October 2018)

* Closed Christmas day

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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