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WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

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Address: Fish Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 OTA, England
Phone Number: +44 1704 895181
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Nov day in Lancs

Really lovely day. Walked from canal to martin Mere. Saw Whooper swans that had come in from Iceland. Saw thousands of wild fowl. Didnt see a kingfisher but thsts ok because i had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Rated this as mid range from a personal view as I prefer reserves that are dedicated to wild birds, this WWT reserve combines wild and captive .... so it is a matter of preference (the friends we went with would rate as 4*). Staff friendly, and well laid out.

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Thank Fargo2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely day. Walked from canal to martin Mere. Saw Whooper swans that had come in from Iceland. Saw thousands of wild fowl. Didnt see a kingfisher but thsts ok because i had seen quite a few on the canal. Loved the asian otters.

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Thank Gillpn
Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like wildlife and especially birds, you will enjoy the rich variety on offer at Martin Mere Wetland Centre. If the weather is good you can really make a day of it and young children will really enjoy it. Lots to see and do, really enjoyed getting into one of the hides and watching the birdlife in the wetland... More 

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Tayport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a bright and Sunday and it was very busy - be prepared to allow enough time to see everything. Hundreds of lovely birds: so many ducks, geese and other wildfowl to see. Very busy cafe/restaurant, serving good quality food and drinks. Friendly and welcoming staff. Don't miss the otters!

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Merseyside
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

E took our granddaughter to visit in the school holidays, she enjoyed it emensly, lots of different things to do and the wildlife is wonderful to see .

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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful day visiting Martin Mere with our two elderly relatives. Wheelchairs were plentifully available, and the site is definitely wheelchair friendly. The highlights of the day were the feeding of the otters, and then the feeding of the birds on the big lake - spectacular sight!!!!

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Thank Jane S
St. Annes-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a super day at Martin Mere WWT Centre watching the vast numbers of pink footed geese arriving. It's a great place for everyone to visit from keen birdwatchers to families wanting a day out. There is ample car parking, a well equipped shop (lots of Christmas present ideas at the moment) and a very large cafe that serves... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful setting for birds. Plenty to see and do for kids.Wonderful hides to watch the wild birds and awesome experience of seeing 27,000 geese land all at once. Wow

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have had family membership for at least 10 years, maybe longer. At £81 per year for unlimited visits , vs £30+ For one visit for a family of 4, you get your money's worth in no time. We visit at least 6-10 times each year. We always take a picnic, indoor and outdoor picnic spaces are plentiful. There are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent trip to Martin Mere, lots on for the kids with the pumpkin trail and the duck hunt (not literal). A little pricey at just over £30 for two adult and a child and about the same again for lunch but worth it. The food was lovely considering the type of place, thoroughly enjoyed a roast beef baguette... More 

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