WWT Arundel Wetland Centre
“An important collection of wildfowl and an excellent site for watching birds and other wildlife.” - VisitEngland Assessor
Arundel, West Sussex
Arundel Wetland Centre is home to a collection of 30 species of wildfowl from around the world in natural settings. This gorgeous nature reserve offers boat rides, an amazing reedbed boardwalk and 8 wildlife hides to bring you close to Sussex wildlife on restored wetland habitats. Newly opened for 2021 is Pelican Cove & the Coastal Creek aviary exhibits.
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Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: paved pathways, automatic doors in visitor centre, rams to wildlife hides, large print maps available (please ask in advance), wheelchair accessible boat ride
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: 10am-4.30pm Monday through Sunday, closed Christmas Day
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About the area
Discover West Sussex
Divided from East Sussex back in 1888, West Sussex is so typically English that to walk through its landscape will feel like a walk through the whole country. Within its boundaries lies a wide variety of landscape and coastal scenery, but it is the spacious and open South Downs with which the county is most closely associated.
In terms of walking, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Studying the map reveals a multitude of routes – many of them to be found within the boundaries of the South Downs National Park – and an assortment of scenic long-distance trails leading towards distant horizons; all of them offer a perfect way to get to the heart of ‘Sussex by the sea,’ as it has long been known. If you enjoy cycling with the salty tang of the sea for company, try the ride between Chichester and West Wittering. You can vary the return journey by taking the Itchenor ferry to Bosham.
West Sussex is renowned for its many pretty towns, of course. Notably, there is Arundel, littered with period buildings and dominated by the castle, the family home of the Duke of Norfolk, that dates back nearly 1,000 years.
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