WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough

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Meet a vast array of waterfowl, insects, and other amphibious creatures at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Purchase some grain from the information desk or at the grain machine on the grounds, as many of the birds will feed directly from your hand. Check for feeding times and make sure you join the resident Asian short-clawed otter family for lunch. To stretch your legs and take in some of the natural beauty of the center, set off on the sign-posted reed bed walk. It’s approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) round trip and passes two wildlife viewing platforms. Learn about the ancient history of the area at the interactive Roundhouse Village, where Celtic Mere life has been recreated. There’s plenty more for children to enjoy, including a treehouse, climbing structure, and sand play area. Every day there is a free guided tour of the waterfowl gardens, or you can take a 40-minute guided boat tour for a small surcharge. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre and many more Ormskirk attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Ormskirk trip itinerary planner .
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  • So many types of wildfowl here, some very friendly. The swans and geese can be a bit "finger bity" but some tiny ducks were sooo gentle. The otters gave a good show at feeding time  more »
  • I always enjoy a trip to Martin Mere on a warm sunny day, just ambling around looking at the birds is incredibly relaxing (Because of my job I am able to go midweek on quieter days, so I cannot speak ...  more »
  • Immerse yourself in natural surroundings, plenty of information, beautiful tame birds and conserve the beauty around us. We’re members and often spend an afternoon here. Good investment for our son.  more »
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