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Help: Have you seen this duck?

Friday, 20th March 2015

A group of GIANT ducks will be landing at WWT Marin Mere Wetland Centre this Easter, and we need your children to help us find them all!

The GIANT rubber duck hunt will take place at WWT Martin Mere this Easter from the 28th March to the 19th April, promising prizes and lots of family fun for the holidays.

On arrival you’ll be given an activity sheet to take a trail round the grounds, where you’ll need to search high and low – and use all your hide-and-seek skills to find these rubbery yellow visitors. There are prizes and yummy treats to be won, as well as a certificate for taking part.

Victoria Fellowes, Marketing Manager at Martin Mere said:

“Our wardens are great at spotting all the baby ducklings, goslings and cygnets waddling around our wetland nature reserves right now. But for some reason they keep missing these cheeky GIANT yellow rubber ducks – so we desperately need your help to find them!”

Martin Mere will also place host to a selection of daily family activities during the Easter holidays to keep visitors of all ages entertained, including walks and talks and paint a duck craft sessions to enter our duck race on the 19th April. There will also be den building and pond dipping on offer as well as our award winning canoe and boat safaris reopening from the 28th March.

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is open every day from 9.30am to 6pm during the spring months and parking is free of charge. Situated off the A59, it is signposted from the M61, M58 and M6.  The Centre is also accessible via the Southport to Manchester and the Liverpool to Preston line by train from Burscough Rail Stations.  Visit the web site http://www.wwt.org.uk/martinmere/ to find out what’s on all year round at Martin Mere and the other eight WWT Wetland Centres.

ENDS
Contact: Victoria Fellowes on 01704 891240 or email Victoria.fellowes@wwt.org.uk

Notes to editors

• The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is one of the world’s largest and most respected wetland conservation organisations working globally to safeguard and improve wetlands for wildlife and people
• Founded in the UK in 1946 by the late Sir Peter Scott, today we complement wetland conservation work carried out worldwide with a network of nine UK visitor centres
• Wetland Centres are where people can have close encounters with awe-inspiring nature – wildlife clusters near water so there is always something to see at a Wetland Centre, every day of the year
• As well as hundreds of species of birds, you can also see other wetland creatures like otters, watervoles and dragonflies in their natural environment
• WWT Wetland Centres hold year-round events such as walks and talks, canoe safaris and feeding sessions, photography and craft classes, children’s activities and a host of special guest speakers
• All WWT Wetland Centres have comfortable hides, easy pathways, fully stocked cafes and gift shops, Disabled and Mother & Baby facilities and lots of interactive ways to get close to wildlife
• WWT members enjoy free access to all nine visitor centres and are kept up to date with developments through an award-winning quarterly magazine, Waterlife

Useful links
Find out more about WWT Martin Mere at:
http://www.wwt.org.uk/martinmere
Subscribe to WWT Martin Mere press releases:
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