It’s the moment we’ve been looking forward to since we closed our doors in late March. Welney Wetland Centre opened again on Wednesday 10 June.
Lockdown has taken its toll on us all. But the good news is that nature’s paid little heed and our wetlands are absolutely teeming with wildlife that we couldn’t wait to share with you.
We’ve worked hard these last few weeks to make a few changes so that everyone can stay safe. Most significantly we’re strictly limiting the number of people who can visit on any given day.
To manage this we’ve set up an online booking system.
Everyone, whether you’re a WWT member or not, must book in advance for the day you wish to visit.
Bookings open every Wednesday morning at 9am for the following week, and you need to book before midnight the day before you’d like to visit.
Once here you’ll see we’ve made some routes one-way to help you keep a safe distance from other households. Most indoor areas and all play areas are closed for now. However, we’ve managed to open many of our hides safely by limiting the number of people and propping open all doors and windows. We’ve also made sure that toilets are available and can be used safely.
For now (early June) we’re not opening our shops or cafes, but we hope to offer takeaway refreshments very soon. You’re very welcome to bring your own food and drink though and there’s plenty of space to enjoy a picnic.
Of course, staying safe is everyone’s responsibility, and we’ve updated our Code of Conduct to reflect the current situation. Please read it before you visit and ensure that everyone in your household behaves with respect for others during your visit.
We look forward to seeing you soon.