image for Wildlife & Nature Event item typeSwan feeds at WWT Welney Wetland Centre

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Wildlife & Nature Event, Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Sun 11 Mar 2018

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Swan feeds

Swan feeds

Contact

WWT Welney Wetland Centre

01353 860711

Address

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

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 21 Oct - Sun 11 Mar Swan feeds

Details

Spend an afternoon at one of our winter wild swan feeds enjoying this experience from the comfort of our centrally-heated hide.

The excitment builds as the birds get ready to be fed, swans and ducks line-up waiting for the guide to appear. The live commentary begins and as the guide makes their way out to feed the birds, watch a serene lagoon turn into a feeding frenzy! Enjoy close-up views of whooper and mute swans, the guide will point out any family groups or ringed individuals.

The pochard are busy diving beneath the surface of the water for the grain and the mallard say 'bottom's up' as they get in on the action.

The guide returns to the hide after the feed, where there is time to ask any questions.

As dusk falls more swans fly back onto the reserve, from the fields they have been feeding in throughout the day. This creates a spectacular view of swans gliding overhead and decending onto the surface of the water.

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
Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Sun 11 Mar 2018

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