To help keep you, staff, volunteers and local communities safe, Martin Mere are limiting the number of people who can visit on any one day. They have introduced a booking system to manage that.
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. For further details see the website.
It's a safari, but not as you know it! It's a little more up close, and a little more physical. This safari does not involve sitting behind the wheel in the comfort of a four wheel drive. No, this involves a canoe and 3 people!
This is a self-guided canoe safari! Three people will sit inside a Canadian style canoe to enjoy a fun and interactive way of getting up close to wildlife and nature. The tour lasts up to an hour and there are no restrictions in taking part, just one rule that the participants securely fit into the buoyancy aid. Though a minimum age recommendation is 5 years.
For those who do prefer to take a back seat, boat tours offer a peaceful alternative. The guided tour will travdel through the wetlands learning all about Martin Mere, watching the wildlife, dragonfly spotting and more!
Map & Directions
Martin Mere is located 6 miles from ormskirk and 10 miles from southport. Situated off the A59, the centre is signposted from junction 8 on the M61, Junction 3 on the M58 and junction 27 on the M6. There is free car parking on site.Postcode for Satellite Navigation: L40 0TA
Public Transport Directions
WWT Martin Mere is now offering a scheme where visitors who travel to the Centre without a car can receive discount entry on admissionBy walkingMartin Mere has created a new trail from Burscough Bridge Interchange. The well signposted two mile trail begins from behind the Manchester platform at Burscough Bridge Interchange and incorporates local tea rooms and the new Martin Mere reedbed walk. The signs are made out of recycled plastic.By cyclingThe Martin Mere Wetland Centre welcomes cyclists as an environmentally friendly and pleasant way to arrive at the centre. Jack Parker Cycles, in partnership with Martin Mere, now offer cycle hire from the Burscough shop. The hire fleet consist’s of a selection of gent’s, ladies, boys & girlsjunior bikes all fitted with puncture proof tires, also child seats & tag along bikes are available. All persons hiring will be supplied with helmets, locks and a map of area.The costs to hire are £8.00 per bike and £4.00 for child seats and tags. All bikes must be booked in advance by telephone on 01704 892442 or by calling into the shop at 62 - 64 Liverpool Road North, Burscough L40 4BY
- Visit Britain We're Good to Go 2020
- Regional Awards WTTC Safe Travels 2021
|Open (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)|
* Please check the website for opening days and times.