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Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Martin Mere, Fish Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 0TA

Tel: +44 (0)1704 895181

Fax: +44 (0)1704 892343

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Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£15.95 per ticket
Child Ticket (4-16 years) - Kids under 4 years go FREE£8.55 per ticket
Concession Ticket (65+, disabled, student)£13.60 per ticket
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)£41.65 per ticket

The ticket price includes a gift aid donation. If you do not wish to pay the gift aid donation please state this on arrival.

About

There’s a fantastic day ahead of you at Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Enjoy splashing, dipping, playing, feeding, paddling and getting up-close-and-personal to some of nature’s most wonderful wildlife.

We've 800 acres of adventure to flutter hearts, home to thousands of rare birds; a cheeky family of otters; an all-star cast of pretty pink flamingos and a group of white storks to mention a few.

Wildlife hides and spotting

We have ten hides and a reedbed to give your sense a treat. Spring is an amazing time to discover wetland wildlife whether it is exploring our mile long reedbed walk listening for species like cetti’s warbler, sitting and viewing perching birds eat from our feeders, or overlooking the vast mere and marshlands as migrant waders breed, kingfishers feed and marsh harriers and barn owls fly overhead.

Canoe safari & Guided boat tours

Grab a paddle and take to the water in our award winning canoe safari or glide along on a guided boat tour or our wetlands. Embark on the canoe via a self-service jetty and set off your watery adventure searching for moorhens, mallards, fish, water voles and the illusive kingfisher. Open everyday from 11am to 4pm, there is an extra charge for this attraction, payable via a card machine at the canoe lodge. 

Play areas

From zip wire screams and scramble net laughs and treehouse trailblazing, our huge adventure playground is a total rush for ages 3 to 12. In addition build a conifer den, go on a wild walk adventure or balance along the stepping stones.

Pond dipping

At the weekends between 1.30pm and 3pm, delve into our ponds and see what creatures are lurking beneath. Can you find the slippery newts or dinosaur like dragonfly nymphs in this free activity? No booking is required to take part but it is recommended to come later in the session to avoid the initial queue.

Royal Bank of Canada Garden

Come and see the Royal Bank of Canada Show Garden. This garden received a Gold award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2017 and the garden has been permanently relocated to Martin Mere. Designed by Charlotte Harris, the garden recreates the boreal environment and is located within the Wooded Wetlands development at Martin Mere.

Eat, drink, shop

We have a selection of hot and cold snacks, drinks and ice creams available from our outdoor kiosks for you to enjoy on-the-go to fuel your wetland adventure. Snacks include tasty pasties, yummy sausage rolls and brownies. You’re also welcome to bring your own food and drink and make use of our well-spaced picnic benches to enjoy your snacks in the great outdoors.  Our new full menu will be launched on Friday 28 May.

The retail shop is open offering a gorgeous selection of gifts, fun toys, informative books and good value bird food and feeding accessories.

 

Facilities

Other

  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Car Parking
  • Coach Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Groups accepted
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Parking (free)
  • Parking Available
  • Toilets
  • Wheel Chair Hire

Accessibility

  • Facility for service dogs

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment only
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • One way system
  • Online booking only
  • Outside seating
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      675
    • Very Good
      264
    • Average
      60
    • Poor
      15
    • Terrible
      14

    Recent Reviews:

    • FamilyRho
      Good family day but too expensive
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 2nd May 2022
      We are regular visitors and enjoy Martin Mere. It’s always a great day out for all ages with lots to see and do. However, the prices in the cafe are truly ridiculous! Don’t forget to pack a lunch or... Read full review
    • OldBear
      Wigan, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      A Fascinating Visit.
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 5th May 2022
      It’s been many years since we last visited here, but another visit was long over due. There are plenty of pathways and seats to sit on throughout the site. We saw the otter being fed, another one is... Read full review
    • Shirley H
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Rude Staff!!
      3 of 5 stars
      Friday, 20th May 2022
      Visited recently on the 14th May with my Son & Family. Enjoyed walking around the park looking at all the wild life. Had food in the Cafe, Children chose the Kiddies brown paper lunch bags, choice of... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Martin Mere is located 6 miles from ormskirk and 10 miles from southport. Situated off the A59, the centre is signposted from junction 8 on the M61, Junction 3 on the M58 and junction 27 on the M6. There is free car parking on site.Postcode for Satellite Navigation: L40 0TA

    Public Transport Directions

    Martin Mere has created a new trail from Burscough Bridge Interchange. The well signposted two mile trail begins from behind the Manchester platform at Burscough Bridge Interchange and incorporates local tea rooms and the new Martin Mere reedbed walk. The signs are made out of recycled plastic. By cycling The Martin Mere Wetland Centre welcomes cyclists as an environmentally friendly and pleasant way to arrive at the centre. Jack Parker Cycles, in partnership with Martin Mere, now offer cycle hire from the Burscough shop. The hire fleet consist’s of a selection of gent’s, ladies, boys & girls junior bikes all fitted with puncture proof tires, also child seats & tag along bikes are available. All persons hiring will be supplied with helmets, locks and a map of area. The costs to hire are £8.00 per bike and £4.00 for child seats and tags. All bikes must be booked in advance by telephone on 01704 892442 or by calling into the shop at 62 - 64 Liverpool Road North, Burscough L40 4BY

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    Awards

    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
    • Regional AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    Opening Times

    Open New Year
    Summer Opening (1 Mar 2022 - 27 Oct 2022)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday09:30 - 18:00
    Bank Holiday09:30 - 18:00
    Winter Opening (27 Oct 2022 - 1 Mar 2023)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday09:30 - 16:30

    * Closed Christmas day

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