Learn at Martin Mere Wetland Centre
Step into a wilder world. Come and enjoy each season; from ducklings to migrating swans - you’ll be amazed at how close you can get to fantastic wetland wildlife.
We offer hands-on experiences in amazing wetland habitats, linking with your work on adaptations and survival, food chains, the water cycle, birds and many more topics. We can cater for a wide range of ages, needs and abilities, so get in touch to book a fantastic day here at Martin Mere.
Keeping you and your learners safe
We have been busy over the last few months ensuring that all learning visits are Covid-compliant. We have always taken pride in our personal approach and we will work directly with you to ensure that your safety needs are met and any concerns addressed.
We have revised our risk assessment for learning visits and produced guidance for teachers / leaders as well as an information sheet for parents detailing the steps we are taking to keep their children safe. Your safety is our first priority.
Should you be unable to visit due to Coronavirus, we will allow you to re-book or cancel free of charge.
Informative and engaging, our curriculum-linked learning sessions at WWT Martin Mere are based in the outdoors and are suitable for a range of ages and abilities. See the available sessions here.
Generation Wild is our new nature-connection project for schools and families. It is available free of charge to schools with over 35% of pupils eligible for free school meals. This includes free visits (and transport) to Martin Mere Wetland Centre.
As well as taking part in a guided session there will be plenty of time for your group to explore the Centre. In order to make best use of this time, we have developed a range of self-guided resources which you can use to help extend your group’s learning.
What teachers say
"The organisation was superb and the activities magnificent. I already had high expectations for the day but the outcomes surpassed my expectations. Heartfelt and sincere thanks to all involved for such a perfect trip. Life long memories were created today."
St. George's Primary School
All our prices include full access to our centre for the day, so you and your pupils can enjoy all that we have to offer.
|Session type||Pre-school||Reception to KS2||KS3 to KS4||KS5+||Adult|
|Full day admission without a learning session (self guided visit):||£6.20||£6.20||£6.20||£9.00||£12.35|
|Full day admission with a learning session/s up to 30 minutes:||£7.30||£7.30||£7.30||£9.30||£12.35|
|Full day admission with a learning session/s up to 1 hour:||£8.10||£8.10||£8.10||£9.90||£12.35|
|Full day admission with a learning session/s up to 2 hours:||n/a||£10.00||£10.00||£10.50||£12.35|
|Full day admission with a learning session/s up to 4 hours:||n/a||£12.00||£12.00||£12.00||£12.35|
Free adult ratios
We offer free entry to adults within the following ratios, and free entry to all essential carers.
1:2 - Pre-school
1:5 - Reception & Key Stage 1
1:10 - Key Stage 2
1:15 - Key Stage 3 +
Are you looking to allow your group to let off some steam and, more importantly, tire them out for the coach journey home? Our adventure playground has climbing, sliding and balancing equipment plus a wet play area with squirty rocks and sprinklers controlled by the children. We can book you a half-hour slot on your timetable.
Go off the beaten track and into the wild wetlands, with a reedbed maze and balance beams through the swamp. The whole area is fenced and you can keep an eye or an ear on the safety of your children from the middle maze lodge. Our guided learning sessions on plants and water cycle use Wild Walk, but it is still great to explore under your own steam.
We have plenty of fun items for sale from 50p upwards. The shop is next to the play area so we can book you in for a half hour slot for both, during which you can send the children to the gift shop in smaller groups.
We can arrange with the gift shop to make you up goody bags before your visit. You just need to tell us what you want in them – your free planning and preparation visit is a good time to decide on this.
Cost: Variable, suitable for all budgets.
We can open the craft room for your children to make a badge, fridge magnet, brass rubbing or a cardboard duck hat after your guided sessions.
Cost: 60p or £1.50 per item
Many of our ducks and geese will come up for a nibble and many will even eat grain from your hand, if you approach the birds gently. A very valuable experience for children (and adults!)
Cost: £1 per bag
Get in touch
Speak to one of our Learning team today at WWT Martin Mere to book your visit or find out further details.