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 2021
  • Excellent
    673
  • Very Good
    263
  • Average
    57
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    14

Recent Reviews:

  • kevinwD6654BA
    Could be excellent.
    2 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 14th October 2021
    Never mind bird watching, go to the Janet Kear hide and count the number of Rats under the feeders,at least two dozen on my last visit!!! Management leaves a lot to be desired,very poor. Read full review
  • Linda H
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    Good day had by all.
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 27th October 2021
    We took the grandchildren in the school holidays. They loved it seeing the wild fowl and watching the antics of them. Liked the play area but the slide was too tricky for small children. Read full review
  • Jennie B
    My Family Love Martin Mere
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 11th November 2021
    Great place to visit for anyone who enjoys fresh air and nature. My grandson is eleven years old and autistic, he loved the Halloween Trail finding the answers to the questions set on the map. The... Read full review

Opening Times

Open New Year
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
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

* 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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