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WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

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Great place for serious birders and kids!

Great for birders. Always something exciting to see, spring and winter by far the best times to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anna992014
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Damp but wonderful walk

I've been a member for a while and come here at least once every season - it's a wonderful place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tracy B
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Fish Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 OTA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for birders. Always something exciting to see, spring and winter by far the best times to see large numbers of birds, summer and autumn quieter usually. Lots for children to do in the summer hols. Great play area, cannooing and wild walks. Mere Tun...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Anna992014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, it was an interesting day out for the grandchildren; and admittedly because the site is (obviously!) open to the world at large, you can't restrict what species visit the site. However, there was a disappointing preponderance of ducks. yes, there were quite a few...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been a member for a while and come here at least once every season - it's a wonderful place and you don't need to be especially interested in birds or a committed birder. There is loads for adventurous kids, and fabulous climbing frames, plenty...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great day out with the children. As members we like to visit regularly to enjoy the walk and the parks for the children to play. Some interesting new enclosure being constructed, which we look forward to seeing when completed. We spent time on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank graememcginn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Without a pass it is expensive .Some times buying a pass gets you and your family in anyway then each subsequent visit is free for 2 grand parents(adults) and up to 6 children. My grand children love it.Birds,canoe trips,competitions and a fantastic play area for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have held a family pass for over 5 years now. When the kids were young we did use the pass far more frequently but over the padded 12 months we have only used this a couple of times but have kept the membership open...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ferrilyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff here go the extra mile for you, very helpful. Great activities for children. Just made it today for the feeding of Whooper Swans. Well done 👋👋👋

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lynnem830
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The principal activity on offer was “puddle jumping”. there was a massive queue to put the childrens names on a list and then a lot of hanging about waiting to be called, for a rather feeble splash in 3 small puddles. We bought bird food...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mj75_11
MMWetlandCentre, Manager at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We apologise that you were disappointed with our February Half Term activity, the North West Puddle Jumping Championships. The championships are now in their fifth year and have proven to be very popular with our family visitors, often attracting up to 200 participants a day,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't believe we haven't been before. Wonderful selection of birds with some amazing walks. We'll be back.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JillB_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have an annual membership and we visit as often a we can in summer, not so much in winter but when we do we find lots of new bird families to see, we live the park and the cafe and we find it clean...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Emm290612
28 August 2018|
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Response from wirraly | Reviewed this property |
Under three years are free.
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kay W
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Response from Sandra T | Reviewed this property |
Yes no problem
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suescottLiverpool
9 August 2018|
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Response from nick b | Property representative |
No, we have paved paths going around the collection area and most of the nature reserve. So, for 90% of the site you do not need wellies
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