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£14.30 per ticket
Child Ticket (4-16 years) - Kids under 4 years go FREE£7.65 per ticket
Concession Ticket (65+, disabled, student)£12.15 per ticket
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)£37.30 per ticket

Book online and save 10% on admission!

About

Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands has re-opened. All customers must booked in advance. Bookings open every Wednesday morning at 9am for the following week, and you need to book before midnight the day before you’d like to visit.

To help keep visitors and staff, volunteers and local communities safe, they are limiting the number of people who can visit on any one day.

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.

Facilities

Other

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

Accessibility

  • 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

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Map & Directions

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    647
  • Very Good
    257
  • Average
    54
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    13

Recent Reviews:

  • Mr_Squirrel
    Formby, United Kingdom
    A great day out in natural surroundings
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 14th June 2020
    Our first time back at WWT Martin Mere since we visited on the last day before it closed due to the restrictions imposed and we were very happy to be back. Although the food outlets and shop were... Read full review
  • srablair
    Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    First visit since lockdown
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 15th June 2020
    Excellent social distancing arrangements. One way systems in place. Toilets open and very clean. The collections and hides are open and also the reedbed walk, so we were able to enjoy a lovely day... Read full review
  • SuperMummy123
    Trip type:
    Family
    Excellent day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 26th June 2020
    We had a lovely day out at Martin Mere this week. The staff are really helpful and they are regularly going around sanitising fences, gates and picnic tables. Just remember to take your own food. I... Read full review

Opening Times

Summer Opening (1 March 2020 - 27 October 2020)
DayTimes
Monday09:3017:30*
Tuesday09:3017:30*
Wednesday09:3017:30*
Thursday09:3017:30*
Friday09:3017:30*
Saturday09:3017:30*
Sunday09:3017:30*
Winter Opening (27 October 2020 - 1 March 2021)
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

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

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