Magical animal experiences at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

1 September 2015

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is flying open it’s doors on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September for the annual wildlife spectacular: Animal Magic.

Animal Magic is the centres most popular family event, with over 4000 people attending last year. Hug a greyhound, cuddle a skunk, watch meerkats, Asian short-clawed otters and alpacas play, get close to a variety of birds of prey or be scared by lots of reptiles and insects. New in 2015: take a donkey ride with Southport Beach Donkeys (additional cost), meet retired police dogs and say hello to North Wales Parrot Rescue. Most of the displays will be indoors so whatever the weather you are guaranteed a great day out.
Centre Manager, Nick Brooks, said: “‘Animal Magic is our most popular family event at the centre. We always try to do events at the Centre that provide a fantastic opportunity for our visitors to experience something new; where you can get very close to or stroke animals such as police dogs, skunks and meerkats at one event; you can see all kinds of animals you probably wouldn’t come across in your day to day life and it is amazing to see so many children enjoy the experience.’

To help you plan your day…
• Have a go at free pond dipping at the Pond House to see what creatures you can see in the ponds.  There will also be a range of family craft activities for children between 11am and 4pm including face painting, some may include a small charge;
• Explore a hidden gem of wetland habitat: Wild Walk – meander through the muddy meadow, wander in the wet woods and get lost in a reedy ramble spotting wildlife and giant sculptures;
• You can also have a go on our award winning canoe safari and boat tour experience as well as build dens out of conifer and explore our brand new adventure play area.
The event is taking place from 10am to 4pm and normal admission prices will apply to enter the Centre.

For information on these events and other activities happening at the centre visit and click on events, or call 01704 891220.

WWT Martin Mere is open every day from 9.30am to 5.30pm. 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 centres.

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