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WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

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Fish Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 OTA, England
+44 1704 895181
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I think you have to be into birds really, they all looked like ducks to me except for the flamingos... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2016
Jane E
Liverpool, United Kingdom
via mobile
A lovely slice of nature you can't miss

Itis a lovely day out. We are lucky to see this beautiful reserve which just happens to be on our... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2016
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
via mobile
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“canoe safari” (39 reviews)
“bird watchers” (33 reviews)
“duck” (31 reviews)
Fish Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 OTA, England
+44 1704 895181
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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I think you have to be into birds really, they all looked like ducks to me except for the flamingos and cranes. We did have a great time on the rowing boats. But nothing besides Pokemon piqued my teenage sons interest. He's a bit too...More

Thank Jane E
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Itis a lovely day out. We are lucky to see this beautiful reserve which just happens to be on our door step. All the different birds, nature trails, canoe rides, badger sets . I could go on. It also has a lovely cafe , which...More

Thank RitaSteOrmy
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Great day out with the kids, peaceful surroundings and love the Martin Mere "passport" for the kids to document their different activities

1  Thank Osmundo23
Reviewed August 23, 2016

The first shock was the price; very expensive. The restaurant was expensive with very small choice. The whole of the site gives the impression of being "run-down" and below average. Some staff were cheerful and helpful but the older staff were quite flat and morose....More

1  Thank BigBrianD
Reviewed August 21, 2016

It was an enjoyable day out. You could hand feed the different species of birds and ducks. I was surprised how clean the paths were considering all the ducks and birds roaming freely. Plenty of seating around, if you wanted to take a rest. We...More

5  Thank P0ps12
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Love Martin Mere. Purchased a family pass which is excellent value. Great place to take the children. Canoe Safari is fabulous

1  Thank missannieprescott
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Not been to Martin Mere since I was a kid. Absolutely fabulous! The children loved hunting the Lego characters. We all enjoyed feeding the ducks and flamingos. The play area is brilliant for all ages. The only downside was the cost of food. Fortunately the...More

Thank Louise F
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Visited here on our way back from Southport. We booked tickets online, on arrival were given a map and we brought seeds for £1 to feed the birds. Was great for my niece as there were lots of birds to be seen and they could...More

1  Thank Hanifa B
Reviewed August 15, 2016

The Education Team really enhanced our visit. They were all great with the mixed ages in our group. The visit didn't only involve looking at live and lego creatures, but was a real back to nature experience. It reminded me of the freedom I had...More

Thank Val P
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Not been here since I was a child so I wasn't sure what to expect. Pulled up in the car park and the kids saw the amazing play area and instantly got excited! Really lovely walking round and seeing all the animals, a real plus...More

1  Thank Diana L
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August 20, 2017|
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Response from ginaharvey130284 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed.
April 18, 2017|
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Response from nick b | Property representative |
I'm sorry but we do not allow children to ride bikes or scooters on the site due to the large number of ducks and geese roaming around the paths and also because any accidents may see a rider not just fall off their bike... More
Andrea M
March 16, 2017|
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Response from nick b | Property representative |
As others have mentioned, we are not served by a bus route. Probably the quickest way by train from Liverpool is to catch a train to Southport and then change to a train that goes to Burscough Bridge. It is about a 40 minute... More