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

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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 2020
  • Excellent
    656
  • Very Good
    259
  • Average
    55
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    14

Recent Reviews:

  • DuncanW926
    Peterborough, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    WWT reserves are always a great day out.
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 2nd September 2020
    This site has the added attraction of some very nice wildfowl from around the world. The reserves are good and the site is very easy to navigate and good disabled paths throughout. Well worth a visit... Read full review
  • Hoody18
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Lovely wetlands
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th September 2020
    A nice walk around the different bird enclosures. Our little one loves ducks so loved it. They sell food for you to feed them too. Flamingos were beautiful with a lovely large enclosure. A couple of... Read full review
  • Martin W
    Runcorn, United Kingdom
    Great place to take children, a mini-adventure.
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 23rd September 2020
    Absolutely fabulous time here with a 5 year old. The wildlife is always impressive and with a 5 year old with me the Canoe Safari and Pond dipping were great fun. Had to prebook as numbers are... 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

Awards

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

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