Martin Mere Wetland Centre is a great day out. Home to more than 100 species of rare and endangered duck, geese, swans and flamingos, you can go all year round and each time discover something new and fascinating about the birds of the air and the world they inhabit
And after a 500-year absence from the area ,the centre is also now the only home in the North West to two European beavers, Twiggy and Woody and their baby beaver Wizzy – the first hand reared beaver in the UK. Wizzy was found injured last summer and was nursed back to health.
The centre is literally a breath of fresh air for you and your kids. Visitors can see, feed and learn about wetland birds and the beavers. During the winter months, migrating species such as pink-footed geese and whooper swans visit the spacious park while early summer heralds the appearance of fluffy ducklings and downy goslings. Ahhh.
Martin Mere centre manager Andy Wooldridge, said: “The centre is a first-class, year-round, wetland wildlife attraction for families, couples and teenagers and the retired. There is something for everyone to enjoy. There is so much to see and the beavers and little Wizzy are creating a great deal of interest.”
Inquisitive Hawaiian Geese will nibble grain from the hands of visitors who can tour the wetlands through the carefully planned pathways.
In contrast, watch from the comfort and choice of ten lookout hides, internationally important numbers of birds gathering in the winter to form spectacular feeding flocks on the seasonally flooded wetlands which enjoy SSS (Site of Scientific Interest), SPA (Special Protection Area) and Ramsar status.
There is also a licensed cafeteria, children’s play area and shops. The centre also has excellent disabled access.
Today we have four family day passes to give away, worth £23.50, to lucky Liverpool Confidential readers in our competition.
To be in with a chance of winning one, fill in the boxes below, telling us why you want one.
*The WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is in Fish Lane, Burscough. Call 01704 892343.
This competition has now closed. Congratulations to our winners Paul Markey, Sarah Parkinson, Steve Gray and Patricia Evans .