Calling all eek!splorers: Put your courage to the test this half term at Martin Mere

FAMILIES can put their courage to the test as they explore the eek!citing and mysterious world of wetland nature this October half term at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Martin Mere Wetland Centre.

From the feathered and furred to the slimy and scaly, there are some truly weird and wonderful creatures that call wetlands home – and all are ready and waiting to be discovered by visitors as they make their way around the Lancashire site, keeping eyes peeled and ears pricked for a truly exciting eek!sperience.

With spooky interactive activities and scary trails to follow, visitors are being dared to put their hands into mystery boxes to discover creatures like slithering snakes, and identify the screams of animals around the centre. Families brave enough can also set sail on the ‘Canoe Scare-fari’ for some spine-chilling adventures.

With other fun activities such as spooky arts and crafts and pumpkin carving, as well as a fancy dress competition on the 30 October, there is plenty to enjoy this October half term at WWT Martin Mere.

Victoria Fellowes, Visitor Experience Manager, said, “eek! week is a fantastic new event for families wanting to do something different this Halloween. Our interactive trail offers a fun and educational way to connect with nature and use all of your senses to see what lurks around wetlands.

“Autumn is also an exciting time to visit the centre to witness the nature that the season has to offer. We’ll be joined by migratory birds such as the pink-footed goose, whooper swan, shelduck, wigeon, and pintail.”

The eek! week event runs from 22 to 30 October and is included as part of the centre admission price, with WWT members and under 4’s entering free. To find out more about the event, visit the Martin Mere website.

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