WWT Martin Mere
Average visit time – 2-3+ hours
Things to do at WWT Martin Mere review
WWT Martin Mere is a Wetland centre in Burscough, Lancashire. The nature reserve has a large wildfowl collection which is managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. It is 6 miles from Ormskirk and 10 miles from Southport. In 1985 the site was designated as a world heritage site.
The centre is a great place to stretch your legs and explore nature. You can expect to see geese, plenty of wild birds, flamingos and hopefully otters. There is a relatively new outdoor play area with zip wires, things to climb on and more. It’s a huge adventure playground for ages 3 to 12. Look out for the stepping stones over the water. They often have family-friendly adventure trails so it’s worth asking before you set out walking. There are a number of walks and trails.
Another fun activity is their canoe safari and boat tours. The self-guided canoe safari costs £9 for one hour and you can seat up to 3 people. Children must be 5 years old and at least 95cms in height. It is a great way to explore the wetland and see areas not accessible on foot.
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FAQ and Further Information WWT Martin Mere
Address: Fish Ln, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 0TA, Lancashire, England. Phone: 01704 895181
Category – Nature Reserve – Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Nature reserve with walks and trails, large adventure play area, canoe and boat rental. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket without gift aid costs £13.40, children 4-16 are £7.18, under 4s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is a free car park.
When are they open?
WWT Martin Mere is open all year round except for Christmas Day. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Only assistance dogs are permitted and they must be kept on a lead.