Attractions to explore nearby WWT Martin Mere
There’s a fantastic day ahead of you at Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Enjoy splashing, dipping, playing, feeding, paddling and getting up-close-and-personal to some of nature’s most wonderful wildlife. We've 800 acres of adventure to flutter hearts, home to thousands of rare birds; a cheeky family of otters; an all-star cast of pretty pink flamingos and a group of white storks to mention a few.
Martin Mere is a mere near Burscough, in Lancashire, England, on the West Lancashire Coastal Plain. The mere is a vast marsh, around grid reference SD 41 15 that was, until it was drained, the largest body of fresh water in England. We've 800 acres of adventure to flutter hearts, home to thousands of rare birds; a cheeky family of otters; an all-star cast of pretty pink flamingos and a group of white storks to mention a few.
Windmill Animal Farm was a beautiful farm park, opened to the public in 1992, and offers visitors the chance to experience the every day running of an actual working farm while still having the chance to watch, feed, touch and play with the animals. It is home to an amazing range of rare breed and exotic farm animals and some of the best indoor and outdoor play areas in Lancashire.
Mere Sands Wood is a true wildlife haven. We're thrilled to finally have the opportunity to offer new visitor facilities; just what such a wonderful and well-loved nature reserve deserves. Mere Sands Wood is also a wildflower and fungi haven. Spring and summer bring orchids, yellow-wort and yellow bartsia, while autumn and winter usher in fly agaric, earthballs and common stinkhorn. It covers 105 acres, and includes a visitors centre, two nature trails, six wildlife hides, and one viewing platf
The National Trust's Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire, is a beautiful Tudor building surrounded by Victorian and Edwardian gardens. The amazing-looking House is also open with a fine collection of 16th and 17th century of oak furniture. It also has collections of armory and tapestry. The Great Hall's hammer-beam roof with Angels must be seen. It was designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.
This is Lancashire's only narrow-gauge railway line situated in the village of Hesketh Bank, between Southport and Preston. It features locomotives, wagons, and other equipment from long-gone industrial sites in Lancashire, other parts of the UK, and overseas. The railway has seven steam locomotives, three of which are in operating condition; two are currently being rebuilt and another is on static display. There are also two electric locomotives and many IC locomotives.
Hesketh Park is one of the largest parks in Southport. Features of the park include The American Garden, The Clock Garden, The Specimen Garden, The Herbaceous Garden and the Mixed Flower Garden and also It offers a short mile walk away and with plenty of on street parking, this picturesque park is a perfect place to lose track of time.
Fairy Glen is a small and beautiful woodland walk. You can Stroll through this enchanted forest and discover plenty of cliff edges and spectacular waterfalls. It is a fantastic place for exercise, dog walking and so more. To extend your walk you can enjoy a climb to the nearby Parbold Hill and enjoy wonderful views over the area. You could also continue south east along the canal to Gathurst, enjoying views of the River Douglas as you go.
The British Lawnmower Museum is a museum on lawnmowers in Southport, Merseyside, northern England. It has over 300 restored exhibits of garden machinery over the last 200 years. The Museum has now become one of the Worlds leading authorities on vintage lawnmowers and are now specialists in antique garden machinery, supplying parts, archive conservation of manuscript materials and valuing machines from all over the world.
The Atkinson is Southport’s home for music, theatre, art, literature and history. It offer an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. The art gallery and library has been integrated with the Southport Arts Centre and is now known as The Atkinson.