Birds and cranberries go together – but the birds at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre definitely aren’t for Christmas dinner. Take a festive family trip to the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust reserve at Arundel in December for Craneberry Fest – a celebration of the wetland cranberries and cranes, the wetland bird that cranberries are named after.
On the weekends and during school holidays in December children can make beautiful cranberry decorations for their tree. Families can follow the Craneberry Fest trail , an exploratory walk amongst the wetland wildlife, to learn about cranberries, cranes and the importance of wetlands as nature’s flood plains. These activities are included with your admission fee to WWT Arundel; WWT members are admitted free.
If the fresh air makes you peckish drop then into the Water’s Edge cafe to try delicious cranberry mince pies, paninis and cranberry juice drinks, all using Ocean Spray products, for a taste of yuletide’s favourite berry .
There is something to see and do at a WWT Arundel Wetland Centre 364 days of the year. It’s an easy, safe place to enjoy wetland wildlife. The reserve is a place where adults and children can have nose-to-beak encounters with some of the world’s most dramatic and rare birds. And it’s not just birds – WWT Arundel has a thriving water vole population too. There are comfortable hides, easy buggy and wheelchair friendly pathways, a fully stocked cafe and gift shop and disabled and parent & baby facilities. The free Wetlands Discovery Boat Safari is also wheelchair accessible.
WWT Arundel Wetland Centre is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9:30am-4:30pm but closes at 2 pm on Christmas Eve. There is an admission charge to visit WWT Arundel Wetland Centre.
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Published 11th December 2013
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