Have a buzzing day out at Martin Mere this summer as GIANT Bionic Bugs invade the centre

Breaking news – GIANT Bionic Bugs are invading WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this summer searching for the World’s Largest Bug Hotel.

Have a bug-filled adventure this summer as Martin Mere is taken over by six giant Bionic Bugs from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 2 September. Meet a 6ft long dragonfly, 6ft wingspan butterfly, ant, grasshopper, 4ft buzzing bee, all brought to life with state of the art animatronics and sound effects.

Centre Manager, Nick Brooks, said: “With the invasion taking place I guess I should tell you to remain calm and stay indoors – but actually I think it will be better to get outdoors and become very excited as we need families and children of all ages to visit Martin Mere and find these bionic bugs this summer. In 2017, Martin Mere received the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Bug Hotel, standing at a massive 18.36 cubic metres, it is no surprise that giant bugs were going to attempt to move in – it’s going to be a buzzing day out for the whole family.”

Grab your free bug book when you arrive, and start your bug-tastic adventure, collecting stickers for doing eight activities including spotting the GIANT bugs, having a go at bug hunts, glide along on the Canoe Safari or boat tour bug trail, delve into our Pond Zone, make bug crafts, learn about bugs in the food chain and take the your own bug picture.

If you collect six or more stickers, you can get a special bionic bug sticker at the daily award ceremony at 3.30pm.

For further information and a full list of activities visit wwt.org.uk/bionicbugs

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.30am to 6pm and parking is free of charge. Situated off the A59, it is signposted from the M61, M58 and M6. The Centre is also accessible via the Southport to Manchester and the Liverpool to Preston line by train from Burscough Rail Stations. Visit the web site http://www.wwt.org.uk/martinmere/ to find out what’s on all year round at Martin Mere and the other eight WWT Wetland Centres.