WWT Arundel Wetland Centre

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WWT Arundel Wetland Centre
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Set in the splendor of the South Downs; adjacent to the River Arun; overlooked by the historic Arundel Castle skyline this gorgeous wetland reserve is a great place for a great day out in West Sussex for the whole family. Arundel Wetland Centre is home to a collection of over 50 species of wildfowl from around the world in natural settings, on display 364 days a year so there is always something to see. This gorgeous nature reserve has boat rides and an amazing reedbed boardwalk. The 8 wildlife hides bring you close to Sussex wildlife plus there is a family oriented Discovery Hide which hosts events in wet weather. Added to this are two adventure playgrounds, the Water’s Edge Cafe serving takeaway drinks, snack & ice creams and a gift shop with unique take-home treats. Arundel Wetland Centre is fully accessible with buggy and wheelchair friendly pathways, comfortable hides and disabled and parent & baby facilities.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Alex
10 contributions
Great for nature lovers
Jun 2021
An excellent place to go for tranquility and to be closer to nature.

I visited with a couple of friends who were staying in the area as we were looking for something relaxing to do. We had an excellent time seeing both the exotic and endangered species from around the world as well as the native species.

The new pelican exhibit was delightful as was seeing some native oystercatchers also making it their home. I recommend the boat ride although it can be hit and miss what you will see. On this occasion we only saw goldfinches, geese and tufted ducks although I have previously seen lapwing and water vole.

I recommend WWT Arundel for anybody who is into nature and birds.
Written June 14, 2021
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Paula M
Littlehampton, UK34 contributions
Perfect for a summer afternoon.
May 2021 • Couples
A beautiful sunny day to be here. Lots of chicks and cygnets to see. Nice to see the Pelicans too. The hides are open and some of the benches have been put back so that you can pause and rest. Parking was easy. Sadly still having to book and separately book the little boat ride. I thought this used to be free but may be wrong. A bIt pricey at £3 per person and booked in advance (nuisance). A delightful place to sit and have a cuppa. Ice creams pricey. You can get one at The lake nearby for less. A lovely afternoons outing
Written June 9, 2021
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LemonCurdUK
Hastings, UK21 contributions
Tranquil visit
Jun 2021 • Family
This was a lovely visit for two parents and a three-year-old - it was so tranquil. The car park was quite full but you wouldn't have known, so I'd recommend for those a little nervous about venturing out in a post-Covid world. There was plenty to keep little one engaged and we enjoyed it too.
Written June 5, 2021
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Natalia D
6 contributions
Birds, birds and more birds
May 2021 • Solo
Excellent place for calm walk surrounded by nature. Birds and wetlands animals are there to look at, feed and touch. Love this place.
Written May 28, 2021
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Bex10
3 contributions
Peaceful day out
Apr 2021
This is a special place, lovely few hours spent here, perfect for families or anyone at all who likes nature.
Written May 1, 2021
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Puddlefish2014
London, UK6 contributions
Well managed and very welcoming
Apr 2021 • Solo
Over the lockdown the costal creak and pelican display have opened. The whole day was relaxed and well managed, lots of social distancing and hand sanitizer. Plenty of opportunities to enjoy both the captive and the wildlife that frequent the many ponds. The hides remain closed but the hedges and reed banks have been maintained well so plenty of opportunities to observe and photography the birds. Well done to all the staff over this difficult time, I had a well needed day out listening to birdsong.
Written April 17, 2021
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SWaugh330
Wiltshire, UK126 contributions
Taking advantage of COVID
Oct 2020 • Couples
Very disappointed that they are profiting from the Coronavirus. How can they justify £9.50 for a face mask?
Written October 23, 2020
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Happiness613636
17 contributions
Tranquil oasis
Sep 2020 • Family
My second visit to WWT Arundel.The 3 of us enjoyed the peace of the centre, inspite of some noise from their annual mowing. We all loved the boat trip, not to be missed, Simon was a wonderful guide
Very well managed and such an important research and education centre on wetlands
Very good little cafe with vegan option.
A must on any trip to Arunel
Written September 30, 2020
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The Reynards
Isle of Wight, UK443 contributions
Lots of birds
Sep 2020 • Couples
Arundel wetland centre is situated close to the town centre approximately 15 mins walk or 5 by car. There is plenty of free parking there. Entry is currently by pre booking only costing £12.45 adults & £6.72 Children. They also offer 20 minute boat trips through the reed beds, which also needs to be booked in advance as reduced capacity of only four per boat, (maybe more if in your family unit). This costs £3 per person, and is a very pleasant trip, with chances of seeing voles, kingfishes and other wildlife. There is a large variety of captive birds on show, plus natural visiting bird life which can viewed from a number of different hides. Unfortunately many of the hides do not offer great views due to the density of the reed beds, (maybe it is just at this time of year). There are a couple of children’s play areas, and an outside cafe, in which to grab a snack, although you are quite welcome, to take a picnic in. I would recommend at least three hours, in which to explore the centre. Most of the centre is accessible to all.
Written September 22, 2020
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Jan@chimptrips
57 contributions
Loved the boat safari!
Sep 2020
Great morning enjoying the wildlife. The boat safari was fantastic. Our guide was so knowledgeable and gave us loads of information about the wildlife and what to listen out for.

The children really enjoyed the centre too. There was lots of birds and some areas where you could feed them.
Written September 20, 2020
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