Enjoy a Floodlit Swan Spectacular at WWT Martin Mere

19 December 2014

In a truly unique wildlife spectacle, WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is offering you the opportunity to watch our wild swans in the floodlight.

Floodlit swan events will be held every Tuesday evening in January. With over 1500 Whooper Swans currently on the Mere, and numbers expected to increase over the following months, this event is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see huge numbers of wild swans in their natural habitat.

From the comfort of the heated Raines observatory you will see beautiful wild swans at close quarters with a fascinating live commentary and Q&A session from the wardens.

This event is ideal for families and groups and starts promptly at 6.30pm until 8pm. Booking is essential for this event and it costs £10.10 adult, £7.40 concession and £4.90 per child.  Advance booking is required, please book online at www.wwt.org.uk/floodlitswan or call 01705 895181.

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.30am to 4.30pm during winter 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.

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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