WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is launching a brand new guided boat attraction on Saturday 31 March.
The guided boat tours will run every day until the end of October offering visitors a tour of wetlands: learning about Martin Mere, watching wildlife, spotting dragonflies, listening for warblers, admiring wildflowers and simply enjoying the peace and tranquillity.
There will be a charge of £2 per seat for the tour that will last approximately 40 minutes. There are no age restrictions for the tours and the boat comfortably allows 2 wheelchairs. For further details on the tour schedule please visit the website at wwt.org.uk/martinmere
On 31 March the award winning canoe safari will also re-open to visitors for the spring and summer. The self guided canoe safari, is the only activity of its kind regionally, a canoeing experience in a safe, family orientated environment. Over 15,000 people enjoyed the experience in 2011 and it won the Best Visitor Experience category in the Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards.
The safari involves three people in a Canadian style canoe for an hour spotting insects, wildflowers and birds. There are no age limits or weight restrictions; the only rule is that you fit comfortably into a buoyancy aid. The cost is £5 per canoe.
Both experiences allow for the opportunity to take some fantastic photographs. Enter the spring round of the WWT photography competition, in partnership with Canon, at www.wwt.org.uk/photo
WWT Martin Mere is open every day from 9.30am to 5.00pm and parking is free of charge. Situated off the A59, it is signposted from the M61, M58 and M6. The Centre is also accessible via the Southport to Manchester and the Liverpool to Preston line by train from Burscough Rail Stations. Visit the web site http://www.wwt.org.uk/visit/martinmere/ to find out what’s on all year round at Martin Mere and the other eight centres.