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Wildlife & Nature Event, Thu 1 Nov 2018 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

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Floodlit swan feeds

Floodlit swan feeds

Contact

WWT Welney Wetland Centre

01353 860711

Address

Hundred Foot Bank,
Welney,
Wisbech,
Norfolk,
PE14 9TN

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date event
Wed 25 Jul - Wed 5 Sep Dusty's Wildlife Rangers
Fri 17 Aug Bat & Barn Owl Evening
Sat 8 Sep Bat & Barn Owl Evening
Sat 15 Sep Willow Workshop with Jane Frost
Sat 6 Oct Willow Workshop with Jane Frost
Sat 20 Oct - Sun 10 Mar Swan feeds

Details

Experience a stunning evening of watching wild swans being fed by floodlight from the comfort of the centrally-heated main hide.

You can hear the calls of the swans as you arrive after dark. The calls are getting close as you cross the bridge to the reserve and what you find when you get to the main hide is white forms gliding around an illuminated lagoon surrounded by the inky black of night.

Most of the swans have returned to the reserve to roost for the night, but the swans on the main lagoon get one last meal before tucking their bills under their feathers and counting sheep. The guide tells the story of the swans and their journeys they have made to get to the Ouse Washes for winter before going out to feed the birds. Enjoy close-up views of whooper and mute swans, as they tuck into the grain. Any ringed swans that come out onto the islands or stick their bottom up out of the water can be entered into the swan computer to find out more about them.

The guide returns to the hide after the feed, where there is time to ask any questions and get a bit of help reading any leg rings.

Cost: Included in normal admission and free to members, no need to book.

Groups of 12 or more people, who book to visit a swan feed can get a reduced admission fee.

Open everyday, except Christmas Day - Please note, no swan feeds on Christmas Day.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 1 Nov 2018 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

Prices

Cost: Included in normal admission and free to members, no need to book.

Directions

See location of WWT Welney Wetland Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 546944  Lat: 52.52587 Long: 0.27784

By Road:
WWT Welney Wetland Centre is 12 miles north of Ely, 26 miles north of Cambridge and 33 miles east of Peterborough. It is 2 miles south of Welney village - turning off the A1101 at the New Bedford Suspension Bridge, signed Ten Mile Bank. Occasionally the A1101 is flooded between Welney village and the Suspension Bridge - and is closed to cars. Under such circumstances, access to WWT Welney Wetland Centre is always possible from Ely or Downham Market, off the A10.

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome