WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre
Fish Lane, Burscough
T: 01704 895181
F: 01704 892343
E: [email protected]
Open up 7 times a week, besides twenty five December
Winter season (27 Oct to February)
9.30am to 5.00pm
Early Closing on 24 December (final admission 2pm)
Summer months (March to 27 Oct)
9.30am to 5.30pm
The brand name new Mere Facet cafe presents a delicious variety of scorching and chilly food items, a range of coffees and chilled beverages, and tempting home-produced cakes. From balanced vegetarian salads to hearty meat dishes, all can be appreciated overlooking the beautiful wetlands.
Little Breakfast menu obtainable from 10am -11.30am. Very hot food items served from 11.45am – 2.30pm.
The present store shares a broad range of wildlife books, outdoor outfits, bird feeders/bins, postcards and stationary, children’s presents and souvenirs of your visit to the centre, which include a exclusive range of products featuring the artwork of WWT founder Sir Peter Scott.
There is also an In Emphasis optics store at the centre advertising everything you will at any time need to have to look at wildlife – from funds binoculars setting up at all around £15 to deluxe telescopes at over £1000. In Emphasis is the ideal put to get trustworthy, helpful suggestions about acquiring your first pair of binoculars and examination them in what will have to be the very best spot wherever in the North West of England.
Customer details and associated conditions and situations of entry
We hope you have a good working day with us. Our Wetland Centres are intended to give you an unforgettable knowledge finding near to character. Your protection is paramount, as is the protection of the wildlife that visits or lives at our Wetland Centres. To ensure every person has a secure and enjoyable working day, we have conditions and situations of entry that every person desires to notice.
one. Readers are asked to regard the habitats and wildlife of the centre by retaining to the paths and defined tracks at all instances and retaining loud sound to a minimal as this may well lead to tension to wildlife.
2. Opposite to common belief, birds must not be fed bread as they are unable to digest it. Be sure to feed them grain instead – you will be capable to invest in grain at centres where by feeding is permitted.
three. Be sure to ensure that youngsters are supervised at all instances and please be informed that some of our ponds and lakes are deep. Little ones underneath the age of sixteen will have to be accompanied by an grownup.
4. Protection symptoms are there for your safety – please obey the signage and do not endeavor to go over and above any enclosure obstacles. Be sure to do not: Climb on any trees or shrubs
Prune or decide any flowers or vegetation
Enter any drinking water system
5. The final admission to the Centre is 30 minutes prior to the marketed closing time.
six. Due to the minimal availability of automobile parking areas, autos may well only be still left for the period of the visit to the centre.
7. Mobility scooters are extremely welcome on website. For far more details on what we provide for folks with disabilities, please see www.wwt.org.uk/visit/visit/accessibility/
8. Regretably we cannot permit pet dogs or pets of any form on website, with the exception of aid pet dogs on obligation, as our wildlife may well turn out to be distressed. Support pet dogs will have to be kept on the lead and underneath command and harnesses will have to state “doing the job or aid canine”. Be sure to ensure any canine waste is taken off. If any of our birds/animals conduct is impacted by the presence of your canine, we may well have to check with you to shift absent from the location.
9. So we do not distress our wildlife, we do not permit the pursuing on website: Scooters, bicycles, tricycles, roller skates/blades/wheelies or skateboards
Footballs or frisbees
10. Pond dipping is not permitted on our wildlife reserve ponds. This is to reduce the spread of invasive non-native plants and the chytridiomycosis sickness which influences amphibians. Pond dipping in the grounds may well only be carried out with machines supplied by WWT.
11. In accordance with United kingdom regulation smoking cigarettes is prohibited in all properties (which include hides). Readers who wish to smoke are asked to consider the welfare and convenience of other guests, primarily youngsters, by not smoking cigarettes in or all around picnic parts, enjoy parts or parts where by children’s functions are staying held. In periods of severe dry temperature WWT reserves the appropriate to designate the full website non-smoking cigarettes in order to reduce the danger of fireplace.
twelve. Pictures is permitted on website for personal use only. All industrial/stock library photography, filming, recording, and so on. will have to be agreed in advance with the centre. Be sure to speak to Nick Brooks on 01704 891 227 for any industrial filming or photographic enquiries.
thirteen. WWT reserves the appropriate to check with for additional identification to support proof of membership.
2013 admission rates
Costs are demonstrated inclusive of Gift Assist and without the need of. The Gift Assist admission price tag incorporates a voluntary donation, which permits us to claim the tax back as aspect of the Government’s Gift Assist scheme. For more details on Gift Assist simply click here.
Gift Assist £11.10
No Gift Assist £10.09
Concession (sixty five+, complete-time learners, unemployed)
Gift Assist £8.20
No Gift Assist £7.forty five
Child (4-sixteen a long time)
Gift Assist £5.forty
No Gift Assist £4.91
Spouse and children (2 grown ups and 2 youngsters, 4-sixteen a long time)
Gift Assist £29.eighty
No Gift Assist £27.09
Little ones (underneath 4 a long time) No cost No cost
Necessary helpers aiding disabled guests No cost No cost
Beneath 16s will have to be accompanied by an grownup.
WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre has the pursuing facilities:
No cost available automobile parking provision – 2 selected areas
Educated aid pet dogs welcome
Listening to induction loop in reception
Maps can be enlarged, please check with forward of your visit
Manual wheelchair obtainable to mortgage
The paths all around the website are level entry
Roaming volunteers, grounds and reception staff members on hand if you need aid
There is step-cost-free entry to all our hides
Cafe staff members are helpful and beneficial and will have trays to the desk if demanded
Pond-dipping with station for wheelchair-people
Available boat safari – most 2 guide wheelchair-people per vacation
Waterplay – available (boardwalks / gravel) for youngsters working with wheelchairs
Eco Yard – a good sensory knowledge
In addition we have helpful and beneficial staff members, so if you need to have cafe staff members to have a tray to your desk or enable open up a gate – please just check with!
Take in, consume, refresh
The visitor centre is the heart of Martin Mere and the central put to locate details on what to see, to obtain seed to feed to the birds, to browse our retail store and to consume (at the Mere Facet Cafe).
The Mere Facet Cafe has a variety of scorching and chilly food items, sandwiches, cakes and beverages. Childrens bins are obtainable as nicely as higher chairs and the possibility to warmth up a baby’s bottle. Moreover in the making there are disabled bogs and little one transforming facilities.
The making has six indoor rooms where by there’s always a lot to see and do in the heat. Films will normally be demonstrated in our theatre about beavers or swans and there is a cost-free exercise room where by families can enjoy and understand in convenience.
The key foyer is home to a bio-variety exhibition that was kindly donated to us to permit us to have an interactive screen marketing the variety of character and daily life. The exhibition has a mixture of touch screen shows, hand held objects, an introductory DVD and huge shows to study and understand about bio-variety.
In addition, at weekends and during vacations there is another craft room where by youngsters can layout then invest in crafts these kinds of as badges, pencil circumstances and themed functions relying on the year.
The retail store has a broad variety of presents and souvenirs from little presents for youngsters to jewelry and screen things, as nicely as a bird treatment and reserve location.
In Emphasis store
Founded over 30 a long time back, In Emphasis are the UK’s main binocular and telescope specialists.
The In Emphasis store at Martin Mere has arguably the very best tests facilities for binoculars and telescopes in Britain, and carries an comprehensive range of binoculars and telescopes from beginners’ compacts for £15 to top rated finish kit.
They also stock tripods, hide clamps, digiscoping kits and a broad range of bird observing equipment.
All of the In Emphasis staff members are pro birders who get the job done fee-cost-free to give non-biased suggestions about selecting binoculars and telescopes. All sales assistance WWT’s conservation get the job done.
If you wish to visit In Emphasis but not Martin Mere, you pay back the admission price tag and this can be refunded when you leave if you get your receipt stamped by a member of staff members at In Emphasis.
What is there for groups?
Martin Mere Wetland Centre provides a excellent spot for groups, from eager wildlife fanatics, photographers or conservation and environmental groups to those just wanting a stress-free working day out.
There are beautiful walks all around the grounds where by you can view birds from all around the world, and a character trail with ten lookout hides from which to look at wildlife all over the seasons, which include summer months wading birds and the wintering swans and geese. We also have a visitor centre with spectacular sights across the Swan Lake and we have a present store and the Mere Facet Cafe, which serves food items and beverages.
You are welcome to visit at your leisure but for those wanting a very little far more framework we provide guided walks tailored to your group’s necessities.
A range of seasonal guided tours and situations are obtainable to groups calendar year spherical at Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Excursions are priced at £10 and will have to be pre-booked.
Between those obtainable are duckling nursery tours in the spring, summer months waders walks in the summer months and swan feeds in the winter. Guided tours of the waterfowl gardens and a neighborhood reedbed stroll are also operate calendar year-spherical.
Contact the centre to locate out which situations
will be obtainable when you visit.
Added benefits for groups
Decreased entry rates for groups of twelve or far more (payable as 1 payment on arrival)
No cost familiarisation visit for the team chief
Complimentary admission for team organiser
No cost coach parking
No cost entry for the coach driver
Voucher for use in the Espresso Store for the driver
Guided tour obtainable for little additional value for groups that have pre-booked
Fulfill and greet with complimentary welcome pack
Group admission rates 2012
No cost to WWT members
The pursuing discounted premiums apply to groups of twelve or far more:
Concession: £7.00 (over sixty five a long time, complete-time learners, unemployed)
Child: £4.sixty (4-sixteen a long time)
No deposit is demanded and groups will be asked to pay back at the admissions desk on the working day of visit.
The centre has level entry and difficult-surfaced paths with tarmac on key routes (and compacted gravel on slight paths)
All hides are available to wheelchairs
Small-level viewing windows and level entry to ground floor bird hides.
No cost wheelchair mortgage
Educated aid pet dogs only (i.e. Guide pet dogs). No other pet dogs permitted
Available bogs in automobile-park and all over the visitor centre
No cost automobile parking on website. Tarmac surface and reserved bays for disabled guests
Making a reserving
For more details or to make a team reserving, please speak to Belinda on 01704 895181, or e mail: [email protected]
At WWT Martin Mere we provide exclusive and unforgettable learning encounters for educational facilities.
To locate out far more about what is on provide for you and your pupils,
Location employ the service of
If you would like to employ the service of a room at Martin Mere get in touch with Belinda on 01704 891238 or e mail: [email protected] for more details or to receive a quote.
The centre can be employed during the working day for corporate conferences or conferences, or in the night for functions. Rooms can also be employed for children’s birthday parties.
Kid’s parties are obtainable at the pursuing rates:
Little ones underneath the age of 4 is £6.00 per child (one mum or dad cost-free and then a ration of one grownup cost-free per three youngsters).
Little ones aged 4 – twelve is £8.00 per child (one mum or dad cost-free and then a ratio of one grownup cost-free per 5 youngsters)
Lunches bins can also be bought for £3.95 per child and they incorporate a sandwich, fruit consume, crisps and a piece of fruit
Rooms obtainable to employ the service of:
Assembly Place – Maximum of 15 delegates
Lecture Theatre – Maximum of one hundred delegates
Half of Greenwood Setting up – 20 to 30 delegates
Whole Greenwood Setting up – Maximum of sixty delegates
How to locate us
WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre
Fish Lane, Burscough
T: 01704 895181
F: 01704 892343
E: [email protected]
Martin Mere Wetland Centre is located six miles from Ormskirk and 10 miles from Southport. It is easily available by public and private transport.
WWT Martin Mere is now giving a scheme where by guests who travel to the Centre without the need of a automobile can receive price reduction entry on admission.
The diminished admission rates are:
Positioned off the A59, the Centre is signposted from junction 8 on the M61, junction three on the M58 and junction 27 on the M6. It is cost-free to park at the Centre.
There are 3 railway stations in near proximity to Martin Mere: Burscough Bridge Interchange (on the Southport – Manchester line) is somewhere around two miles, New Lane (on the Southport – Manchester line) is somewhere around .8 miles and Burscough Junction (on the Liverpool to Preston line through Ormskirk) is somewhere around 3 miles.
Go to: www.traveline-northwest.co.uk for specifics of North West timetables and journey planner.
Martin Mere has developed a new trail from Burscough Bridge Interchange. The nicely signposted two mile trail is together area footpaths and incorporates walking over agricultural land so may well not be ideal for prams or wheelchairs. It is also recommended to use fantastic walking boots. The trail commences from behind the Manchester system at Burscough Bridge Interchange and incorporates area tea rooms and the new Martin Mere reedbed stroll. The symptoms are produced out of recycled plastic.
Be sure to be informed that at sure instances of the calendar year, summer months in certain, the footpath can turn out to be overgrown in sure places and it is recommended to get in touch with the Centre prior to walking it at this time of calendar year. If the route at the station is overgrown you can use an alternate route: Walk down the side of the dwelling on the system and change still left onto the road, turning still left down Moss Nook Highway. At the top rated of Moss Nook Highway you stroll straight forward onto the public footpath and you will decide up the fingerposts to Martin Mere.
If there is an challenge with the signage on this stroll please get in touch with Martin Mere on 01704 891220
If there is an challenge with the footpath i.e. overgrown or litter, please get in touch with Burscough Parish Council on 01704 894914
Simply click here for details on the Countryside Code
Use a bike
The Martin Mere Wetland Centre welcomes cyclists as an environmentally helpful and pleasurable way to get there at the centre.
Jack Parker Cycles, in partnership with Martin Mere, now provide cycle employ the service of from the Burscough store. The employ the service of fleet consist’s of a variety of gent’s, ladies, boys & ladies junior bikes all equipped with puncture proof tires, also child seats & tag together bikes are obtainable. All people hiring will be supplied with helmets, locks and a map of location.
The fees to employ the service of are £8.00 per bike and £4.00 for child seats and tags. All bikes will have to be booked in advance by telephone on 01704 892442 or by contacting into the store at 62 – 64 Liverpool Highway North, Burscough L40 4BY
Cycle stations are located at Burscough Wharf, Burscough Health and Racquets Centre and The Ship Inn in Lathom.
All you need to have to employ the service of a bike is your cell cellphone and a debit or credit rating card and cycle employ the service of is from £1 per hour
Least six hour first invest in demanded having said that this can be carried forward to your next employ the service of right up until your membership expires.
Leading up your account with far more hrs anytime either as a result of the internet site or by contacting our automatic amount 01704 340025.
30 working day momentary memberships are promptly obtainable when you employ the service of a bike having said that you can update or pre-be part of on our internet site.
Simple to stick to directions are obtainable at all stations.
You are capable to employ the service of at 1 station and leave your bike at another (precise areas only).
Verify our internet site for areas of other cycle employ the service of centres or to check out if bikes are obtainable at your decided on station
More details on bike employ the service of and how to travel without the need of a automobile all around Sefton and West Lancashire, please simply click on the pursuing website link: www.visitseftonandwestlancs.co.uk
The Centre is positioned on two cycle routes in West Lancashire: the New Lane Circuit (somewhere around 23.5 miles) and A Grand Tour of West Lancashire (somewhere around 37.8 miles). Information of the routes can be uncovered at: www.lancashire.gov.uk/ecosystem/cycling/pdf/West%20lanc…
The centre has parking facilities for huge coaches. Parking is cost-free for coaches bringing guests to the centre.
Manchester Airport is just an hour generate from the Martin Mere Wetland Centre and Manchester Airport Practice Station is on the Southport to Manchester teach line, delivering a direct route to New Lane Practice Station, .8 miles from the Centre.
WWT’s environmental coverage
WWT is committed to environmental excellence and the constant enhancement of our environmental general performance as aspect of our in general intention of applying the pronciples of sustainability in all parts of get the job done.
We recognise that a lot of of our functions have some detrimental impression on the area, regional, nationwide and global ecosystem. As a consequence, we intention to conduct our organization and functions in a way that minimises this impression and mitigates for it each time feasible, reflecting sustainable tactics. Specifically we endeavour to:
Critique all functions, functions and treatments to determine, quantify and assess environmental impression.
Set priorities and targets for environmental improvements in key parts, these kinds of as drinking water, waste and energy.
Measure improvements towards targets and report progress on a yearly basis.
Adopt a philosophy of ‘reduce, re-use and recycle’ in our use of means, and minimise the environmental impacts associated with our functions.
Fulfill or exceed all statutory laws and permitted codes of apply on the ecosystem at all areas where by feasible.
Set our own specifications and targets where by no related Governing administration regulation or code of apply exists.
Integrate environmental obligations and sustainable tactics into job descriptions, staff members teaching and appraisals.
Raise consciousness of environmental troubles amongst staff members and volunteers, and persuade persons to undertake sustainable tactics.
Converse the price of environmental consciousness and sustainability to members, supporters and area communities.
Stimulate 3rd parties, significantly suppliers and receivers of items and expert services, to undertake environmental specifications comparable to those of WWT.
Adopt a coverage of sale and invest in of items and expert services that minimises detrimental environmental impacts where by feasible.
Devote in accordance with our environmental policies and on a regular basis review investments to ensure that they do not conflict with the Article content of the Have confidence in.
Apply an environmental motion prepare to assistance our environmental coverage.
Martin Mere visitor code
Anywhere we go and whatever we do, we have an impression.
There are a lot of ways in which you can get involved during your visit to enable look immediately after our beautiful location and ensure it is just as distinctive on your next visit. This will also assistance our dedication to sustainable tourism.
one. Why not get out of the automobile – walking, riding and cycling are good ways to examine the location without the need of incorporating to the targeted visitors and you are going to locate there are great places to visit appropriate on your doorstep!
2. Keep area, consume area, obtain area and see area – Lancashire has gained a popularity for good food items and area develop, so why not find out famers’ marketplaces, village shops, pubs and cafes and make a real variation to the area communities.
three. Decrease, Reuse, Recycle – assistance us in our endeavours to reduce waste.
4. Switch off… and conserve energy – in rural Lancashire you can see the stars at night time! Support us reduce energy use and C02 emissions by switching off lights and standby buttons when you do not need to have them. Support us reduce drinking water consumption by working with just the drinking water you need to have.
5. Comply with the Countryside Code – the Countryside Code reminds us all to secure, regard and take pleasure in: look immediately after plants and animals, acquire litter absent leave gates and assets as you locate them hold pet dogs underneath near command and consider other folks.