Festive fun for families at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands

Annabel Rushton

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Families are invited to get into the festive spirit this December with a special Christmas quiz at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands near Neston. The trail is availible throughout the month when families can drop-in anytime from 9.30pm-3pm and take park in this fun outdoor activity, to discover more about the rich variety of creatures found on the Dee Estuary.

At this time of year, the whole area becomes a winter wildlife wonderland, as many of our feathered friends from further north choose to spend the colder months here. Vast flocks of pink-footed geese make regular flights around the wetlands, whilst wild swans feed in surrounding fields. Probably the more spectacular (and noisy) are the thrushes and starlings that have come from the continent to feast upon unfrozen farmland. A range of birds of prey spend their winter on the estuary and regularly hunt the pools and wetlands at Burton Mere Wetlands too. 

Visitors can sit back and take in spectacular views of wildlife from the comfort of the visitor centre, keeping cosy on those frosty winter days with the wood-burning stove and a selection of hot drinks.

On any day Explorer Backpacks are also availible for families to hire, packed with everything needed to discover more about the creatures that call Burton Mere Wetlands home. No booking required, cost £3. Self-led den building in the woodland is also on offer closer to the visitor facilities, at no additional cost (normal admission charges apply to non-members)

Venue: RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Puddington Lane, Burton, Cheshire, CH64 5SF

Contact: For further details visit www.rspb.org.uk/burtonmerewetlands or email deeestuary@rspb.org.uk or phone the visitor reception on 0151 353 2720

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