Membership Benefits – Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Important change from 1st June 2017

  • HASSRA has teamed up with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) to provide FREE corporate membership for all our members.

    Our deal currently grants all members FREE entry for two adults and up to four children at any Wetlands Centre in the UK!

    All you need to do to take advantage of this fantastic offer is simply present your HASSRA membership card when you arrive.

  • HASSRA’s current arrangement with WWT ends on 31st May 2017.

    We are currently working hard to agree a new offer with WWT for 2017/18. But until we have done so, we are sorry to inform you that free entry to WWT sites will be suspended from 1st June 2017 until further notice.

    We will keep you updated via the HASSRA website and all social media channels.

WWT Activities for May 2017

  • Wetland Centres are safe, accessible places to connect with the natural world around you. They’re a great way to experience a taste of the wild without having to get your feet muddy (unless you want to!).

    They have extensive wetland landscapes, lovingly designed so you can easily and safely get up close to some of the UK’s most important wildlife species. Some of the hides even have sofas and heating, while nationally rare wild birds preen and feed just a few feet away. The cafés overlook lakes full of amazing wetland birds from around the world. They promise the rarest goose in the world will eat grain right out of your hand!

  • There’s always something to see and do at a WWT Wetland Centre, 364 days of the year. You can choose as much or as little activity as you want - such as painting classes, photography courses, craft sessions, walks and talks, Land Rover safaris and special events. See website for details at each location.           
    In spring and summer, see baby ducklings, flamingos, cygnets and goslings take their first wobbly steps. Tiny frogs and dormice emerge from hibernation while birds dance and display to attract a partner.  At some centres you can drift along with the ducks on a canoe or boat safari. Or see what the little ones can find by going pond dipping, bug hunting or den building.

    Autumn and winter at a Wetland Centre are the times to see amazing natural spectacles. Huge flocks of geese and swans arrive from the arctic to shelter in the wetland landscapes, created to provide them with food and shelter. The Wetland Centres at Caerlaverock, Martin Mere, Slimbridge and Welney have floodlit swan feeds where just a pane of glass separates you from bird species that don’t otherwise go near human beings.

  • All nine WWT Wetland Centres are fully accessible, have comfortable hides, buggy and wheelchair friendly pathways, fully stocked cafés and gift shops and disabled and parent & baby facilities.

    The Wetland Centres are part of WWT’s conservation charity work to save wetlands for wildlife and people. So a fun and relaxing experience for you is just as much a part of their work as saving threatened species and habitats in the UK and around the world.