WWT Arundel Wetland Centre announced that the wetland nature reserve will remain open, following the UK Government’s announcement of a new four week lockdown in England.
Arundel Wetland Centre will be open to allow local visitors to enjoy wetland wildlife during wintry walks but will alter the nature reserve to comply with new regulations. The wildlife hides, play areas and the popular Wetland Discovery Boat Safari have closed and other adjustments have been made throughout the site. Families will be pleased to find seven Giant LEGO® Brick Wetland Animals remain onsite, waiting to be discovered along the pathways.
With activities currently limited, Arundel Wetland Centre is temporarily reducing admission prices to a simplified £5 for adults and £2.50 for children for the duration of this lockdown. There is capacity at the wetland centre for visitors to make additional donations to help the wetland charity with its projects and conservation work, usually funded through admission charges, memberships and gift shop profits.
The number of visitors allowed on site each day will be capped for safety so all visitors must book in advance at https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/arundel/bookings/
Arundel Wetland Centre Manager Tim McGregor said, “It’s important to us that our supporters can continue to access our wetland and its wildlife to support physical and mental health during the lockdown.”
Connection to nature has proven to be essential to people throughout the pandemic and Arundel Wetland Centre feel it is important to support some access to the countryside during the latest lockdown to help maintain wellbeing of our members and the local community.