WWT

Free unlimited access to WWT centres across the UK

What do I get?

  • Free unlimited access to all nine WWT centres across the UK.
  • Free admission for one additional adult per visit.
  • Free entry for up to six children to visit.

Days out in wetlands

Get closer to nature and visit a wetland with WWT’s nine wetland centres around the UK. Perfect for family days out, you’ll discover how you can help Mother Nature, find out all about biodiverse habitats and understand more about wildlife.

Try spotting a kingfisher or two and watch otters play, learn more about birds, such as why are flamingos pink and what to feed swans – as they all thrive in these amazing nature reserves. Each centre offers a unique and unforgettable wetland experience.

Get involved at WWT

You’ll find organised swan feeds at Caerlaverock, Martin Mere and Welney Wetland Centres. See flamingos and otters at Washington, Martin Mere, Arundel, and Slimbridge Wetland Centres.

What’s on: make the most of your visit – upcoming events and activities

Summer Postcard Trail

About the event: Deepen your connection with nature this summer holiday through WWT’s postcard adventure trail. Get playful and explore the trail – find the nine lost postcards on this epic worldwide adventure.

When: 25 July – 1 September 2024.

Location: All WWT centres are participating, except Slimbridge and Martin Mere.

Admission: Free entry included with your Boundless access to WWT.

Tell me more: Children’s illustrator Ella Beech has designed nine giant postcards which all have messages from animals that live in the wetlands from around the world. Simply pick up your trail map from the admissions desk and you’re ready to head out on an epic international adventure!

Read more about the event.

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Please select a centre to see information on the features, activities and address.

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WWT Arundel Wetland Centre

Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PB
Tel:- 01903 883 355

What’s on at this WWT Centre? Find out here.

Features and attractions:-

  • Otters
  • Flamingos
  • Canoe Safari/ Discovery Boat Ride
  • Lego Trail (Touring)
  • Play areas
  • Pond dipping
  • Diving Duck Tank
  • Hand-feeding birds
  • Bird Hides and nature reserve walks
  • Café
  • Junior Wetland Rangers

Always check WWT website as some events are not available all year round and some may incur an additional charge.


Accessibility:-

Wheelchair-friendly routes available around the site and step-free access to the ground floor of all hides.

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WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre

Eastpark Farm, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, DG1 4RS
Tel:- 01387 770 200

What’s on at this WWT Centre? Find out here.

Features and attractions:-

  • Pond dipping
  • Swan Feeds
  • Bird Hides and nature reserve walks
  • Café
  • Junior Wetland Rangers

Always check WWT website as some events are not available all year round and some may incur an additional charge.


Accessibility:-

Wheelchair-friendly hides and pathways. Wheelchairs are available to hire.

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WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre

78 Ballydrain Road, Co Down, N Ireland, BT23 6EA
Tel:- 028 9187 4146

What’s on at this WWT Centre? Find out here.

Features and attractions:-

  • Lego Trail (Touring)
  • Play areas
  • Bird Hides and nature reserve walks
  • Café
  • Junior Wetland Rangers

Always check WWT website as some events are not available all year round and some may incur an additional charge.


Accessibility:-

Wheelchair-friendly routes available around the site. There is one wheelchair available to loan. There are two mobility scooters to loan and these must be booked in advance.

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WWT London Wetland Centre

Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT
Tel:- 0208 409 4400

What’s on at this WWT Centre? Find out here.

Features and attractions:-

  • Otters
  • Lego Trail (Touring)
  • Play areas
  • Pond dipping
  • Bird Hides and nature reserve walks
  • Café
  • Junior Wetland Rangers

Always check WWT website as some events are not available all year round and some may incur an additional charge.


Accessibility:-

Wheelchair-friendly routes available around the site. There are wheelchairs available to loan. There are three mobility scooters available to hire with a donation if possible, and these must be booked in advance.

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WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre

Llwynhendy, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA14 9SH
Tel:- 01554 741 087

What’s on at this WWT Centre? Find out here.

Features and attractions:-

  • Flamingos
  • Lego Trail (Touring)
  • Play areas
  • Pond dipping
  • Hand-feeding birds
  • Bird Hides and nature reserve walks
  • Café

Always check WWT website as some events are not available all year round and some may incur an additional charge.


Accessibility:-

Step-free hides. One mobility scooter available to hire, a refundable £20 deposit is required to secure the booking and this must be booked in advance.

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WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Fish Lane, Burscough, Lancashire, L40 0TA
Tel:- 01704 895 181

What’s on at this WWT Centre? Find out here.

Features and attractions:-

  • Otters
  • Flamingos
  • Canoe Safari/ Discovery Boat Ride
  • Lego Trail (Touring)
  • Play areas
  • Pond dipping
  • Swan Feeds
  • Hand-feeding birds
  • Bird Hides and nature reserve walks
  • Café
  • Junior Wetland Rangers

Always check WWT website as some events are not available all year round and some may incur an additional charge.


Accessibility:-

Wheelchair-friendly routes available around the site. Free wheelchairs are available at the centre. Additionally there is a mobility scooter to hire, a non-refundable £10 deposit is required to secure the booking and this must be booked in advance.

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WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Bowditch, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, GL2 7BT
Tel:- 01453 891 900

What’s on at this WWT Centre? Find out here.

Features and attractions:-

  • Otters
  • Flamingos
  • Wild Safari
  • Canoe Safari/ Discovery Boat Ride
  • Lego Trail (Touring)
  • Play areas
  • Pond dipping
  • Daily bird talks
  • Diving Duck Tank
  • Swan Feeds
  • Hand-feeding birds
  • Bird Hides and nature reserve walks
  • Café

Always check WWT website as some events are not available all year round and some may incur an additional charge.


Accessibility:-

Wheelchair-friendly routes available around the site. There are wheelchairs available to loan. Additionally there are mobility scooters to hire, a refundable £25 deposit required to secure the booking and these must be booked in advance.

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WWT Washington Wetland Centre

Pattinson, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 8LE
Tel: 0191 416 5454

What’s on at this WWT Centre? Find out here.

Features and attractions:-

  • Otters
  • Flamingos
  • Lego Trail (Touring)
  • Play areas
  • Pond dipping
  • Hand-feeding birds
  • Bird Hides and nature reserve walks
  • Café
  • Junior Wetland Rangers

Always check WWT website as some events are not available all year round and some may incur an additional charge.


Accessibility:-

Wheelchair-friendly routes available around the site. There is one wheelchair available to loan. There are four mobility scooters available to hire with a donation if possible, and these must be booked in advance.

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WWT Welney Wetland Centre

Hundred Foot Bank, Welney, Nr. Wisbech, PE14 9TN
Tel:- 01353 860 711

What’s on at this WWT Centre? Find out here.

Features and attractions:-

  • Pond dipping
  • Swan Feeds
  • Bird Hides and nature reserve walks
  • Café
  • Junior Wetland Rangers

Always check WWT website as some events are not available all year round and some may incur an additional charge.


Accessibility:-

Wheelchair-friendly routes available around the site. There are two wheelchairs available to loan. There are two mobility scooters to loan and these must be booked in advance.

Need to know more about WWT?

What is accepted form of photo identification? 

WWT accept passports, driving licences and other forms of photo identification such as photo railcards and photo bus passes. If you’re not sure what is accepted, please telephone the centre you’re visiting in advance for further information.

Do I have to pre-book my entry tickets?

No. Simply show up at the gate with your Boundless membership card and a form of photo identification.

Can anyone use my membership card?

No. Free admission to WWT is only available to Boundless members. When you arrive, you’ll be asked to show your membership card with a form of photo identification.

How many children can I bring and what age do they need to be to qualify for free entry? 

Boundless members can bring up to six children under the age of 16 for free per visit. For children to qualify for free entry, they must be accompanied by a Boundless member.

Can I bring a guest? 

Boundless members can bring one adult guest for free per visit. For an adult guest to qualify for free entry, they must be accompanied by a Boundless member.

What does WWT do?  

WWT is a charity which was founded in 1946. It’s registered with the charity Commission in England and Wales and with the office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. WWT is dedicated to finding solutions and inspiring change for wetlands.

What does WWT stand for?  

Formerly known as the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, it’s now known as WWT.

Who was the founder of WWT and when was it first opened?  

It was founded in 1946 by Sir Peter Scott and the first WWT centre was opened at Slimbridge.

What is a wetland?  

An area of land that is permanently or seasonally submerged (or partly submerged) with water. Wetlands support a variety of species of insects and wildlife and come in all shapes and sizes, from vast expanses of thousands of miles of stunning nature to your own back garden. Examples of wetlands include estuaries, lakes, lagoons, peat bogs, ponds, saltmarshes, rivers, streams, and wet grasslands.

Are WWT centres accessible? 

All WWT centres have pathways and hides suitable for wheelchair access. You’ll find full access guides listed on the WWT website for each centre – covering the full extent of options, from the accessibility of pathways and hides, the availability of wheelchair and mobility scooter hire and/or borrow status, hearing loops and large print materials. Click on the individual WWT locations to find out more.

Is there parking at WWT? 

Yes, there is free parking at all WWT centres. Please make sure you give your registration number at the admissions desk at our London centre to avoid a fine.

Can I leave a donation? 

WWT are the UK’s leading wetland conservation charity. They’re working to create a world where healthy wetland nature thrives and enriches lives.

Ongoing support from donations helps them to do incredible things. In 70 years, they’ve protected endangered species and habitats, restored and created new wetlands and inspired people to connect with nature. Click here to donate and find out more.

Additional free site? 

WWT also has a site at Steart Marshes in Somerset, which anyone can visit for free all year round.

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Terms and conditions

Unlimited access to all WWT centres is availible with Boundless and Boundless Plus. To benefit from unlimited addmission benefits, members must be present and provide their membership card and a valid form of photo identification. Boundless admission benefits are only available on general admission. Excludes ticketed events.

On occasions attractions may need to be closed for maintenance or visitor safety. Please check the WWT website for more information.

*The value of Boundless Plus instant benefits are calculated by combining comparable membership deals at RBG Kew, National Trust for Scotland, Kids Pass, tastecard including Coffee Club and the Ramblers, as well as equivalent admission offers at WWT Slimbridge and the Tower of London (HRP). Additionally, it includes annual Roadside Assist by LV= Britannia Rescue. Terms and conditions apply.

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