WWT Martin Mere is where wilderness and family-friendliness combine.
Spring and summer are fantastic times to visit the centre as new life develops allowing you to see the cute sights of ducklings, goslings, cygnets and chicks spring up around the reserve. Seasonal attractions include the award winning duckling nursery open from late May, take to the water and get a close encounter with nature on our award winning canoe safari and boat tour experience, den building, see what creatures you can find on bug hunts and pond dipping sessions every weekend.
But there is plenty to see and do at Martin Mere all year round, with more than 100 types of rare and endangered water-birds to hand feed, a family of beavers and enchanting otters in residence, an imaginative playground for young adventurers, an inspirational eco-garden and a rolling programme of events, walks and talks.
Saturday 25th May – Sunday 2nd June
Downy Duckling Week
See the whole egg to duckling process in this award winning event. Be amazed as you see a duckling develop inside its egg, watch it chip away at the egg ultimately hatching and wander through the duckling nursery seeing our young birds.
Saturday 8th June - Sunday 21st July
Duckling Nursery open at weekends
Walk through the duckling nursery talking to staff and learning all about the hatching process and why we have the ducklings at Martin Mere. Open between 12 noon and 3pm
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June
Science is fun weekend
Come and meet birds of prey and reptiles. Dissect an owl pellet, pond dip, take part in a bug hunt, watch feeding demonstrations, explore the skies with a solar scope from Liverpool Astronomical Society and much more over this fun weekend.
From 20th July
Summer holiday fun with a big selection of activities including living history days at the Roundhouse village between 3 and 18 August.