Martin Mere announces mud-filled festival of events for February half term

Posted on - 7th February, 2024 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Kid's stuff, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston, Wildlife and Conservation
Children in the mud kitchen Pic: WWT Martin Mere
Cooking up a storm in the mud kitchen Pic: WWT Martin Mere

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre has announced its brand new Mudfest event filled with mudtastic activities to get stuck into this February half term.


As part of Mudfest, the centre will also be returning with its popular North West Puddle Jumping Championships as they search for the most creative splashes.

Taking place from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 February, Mudfest will encourage big kids, little kids – and adults – to get outdoors and enjoy messy play.

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Activities will include:

  • Climb, jump, and crawl through the mud obstacle course
  • Cook up some delicious muddy meals in the mud kitchen
  • Create mud sculptures
  • Get crafty making seed bombs, making a worm, and clay modelling
  • See 6,000 year old bog oak and inspect mud pats as part of the Mud Show
  • Daily puddle jumping competitions with prizes up for grabs
Child with mud covered hands Pic: WWT Martin Mere
Mudtastic! Pic: WWT Martin Mere

Nick Brooks, Centre Manager, said: “Mudfest promises to be a one-of-a-kind opportunity for families to spend an exciting day together and discover the powers of mud. It’ll be a day out you’ll all remember, long after you’ve washed off the wellies!”

Mudfest-goers might be surprised to learn that there’s much more to mud than meets the eye. As well as providing the perfect playground for some seriously squelchy fun, mud is teeming with life like bugs and molluscs – all of which make the perfect meal for a whole host of wetland birds, amphibians and mammals.

Mudfest is included in normal admission, with members and under 4s going free. Some crafts and puddle jumping are additional costs.

For more information and to book tickets, visit Martin Mere on the WWT website.

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