WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre near Southport

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre near Southport is welcoming back visitors from this Tuesday (8th November 2022) after a temporary closure due to a confirmed case of bird flu (avian influenza).

While visitors will be looking forward to heading back, part of the site will remain closed due to current Government restrictions. 

A Martin Mere spokesperson said: “We closed our doors in October following government guidelines and have been working with the relevant government agencies to take measures to protect the birds at our wetland centre.

“Whilst we are very pleased to be able to open again to visitors, a section of our site must remain closed. This is a UK government requirement to help us protect the birds here and prevent the spread of avian influenza.

“Visitors can still enjoy a range of activities such as Giant Lego brick animals, wild bird feeds, guided walks, and see wetland superstars such as the Japanese cranes, southern screamers, black swans, spur-winged geese, and the much-loved Asian short-clawed otters alongside other favourites. 

“The cafe and shop will be accessible and the wild reserve will open as usual with access to the reedbed walk and hides.” 

For more details visit the WWT Martin Mere website for our full statement and to plan your visit

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