Annual duck race at WWT Martin Mere

10 April 2015

Their under starter’s orders……. For the annual duck race at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Come down to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre all week to paint, personalise and design your own plastic duck to enter into the annual duck race on Sunday 19 April at 3pm.

Ducks can be painted everyday at the centre between 1pm to 4pm for just £2.50, or you can buy unpainted duck to enter the race for just £2.00 on race day. 

Nick Brooks, Centre Manager at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre said: “We are delighted that the duck race is taking place at Martin Mere once again this year, last year was an incredible event for the centre and we hope that this year will be even better.”
He added: “Last year there was nearly 200 ducks taking part in the race with a great variety of colours and designs on show. There was much drama in last year’s event with one duck streaming into the lead, only to drift into a ditch and trapping five others to allow a duck to sail from behind into an uncatchable lead.”

With the Easter holidays activities continuing until 19 April, visitors of all ages can be entertained at Martin Mere with walks and talks, a GIANT duck hunt, den building and pond dipping as well as our award winning canoe and boat safaris. Normal admission charges apply to take part in the duck race.

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, in Burscough, Lancashire, is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.30am to 6pm 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 to find out what’s on all year round at Martin Mere and the other eight WWT Wetland Centres.

Contact: Victoria Fellowes on 01704 891240 or email [email protected]

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

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