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£15.95 per ticket
Child Ticket (4-16 years) - Kids under 4 years go FREE£8.55 per ticket
Concession Ticket (65+, disabled, student)£13.60 per ticket
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)£41.65 per ticket

The ticket price includes a gift aid donation. If you do not wish to pay the gift aid donation please state this on arrival.

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.

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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 2022
  • Excellent
    677
  • Very Good
    264
  • Average
    60
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    14

Recent Reviews:

  • OldBear
    Wigan, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    A Fascinating Visit.
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 5th May 2022
    It’s been many years since we last visited here, but another visit was long over due. There are plenty of pathways and seats to sit on throughout the site. We saw the otter being fed, another one is... Read full review
  • Shirley H
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Rude Staff!!
    3 of 5 stars
    Friday, 20th May 2022
    Visited recently on the 14th May with my Son & Family. Enjoyed walking around the park looking at all the wild life. Had food in the Cafe, Children chose the Kiddies brown paper lunch bags, choice of... Read full review
  • johnrf2021
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Good place to while away the hours bird watching
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 2nd June 2022
    Nice to wander round the hides and get away from the family areas, which are well set up for kids and family activities, but that's not for us. Good paths and well sign posted. A great variety if wet... Read full review

Opening Times

Open New Year
Summer Opening (1 March 2022 - 27 October 2022)
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 2022 - 1 March 2023)
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
  • Regional AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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