Wildlife lounge opens at Arundel Wetland Centre

Young Sophie Rooney watches wildlife through a viewing scope at Arundel Wetland Centre
Young Sophie Rooney watches wildlife through a viewing scope at Arundel Wetland Centre
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A NEW hide opened at the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust’s (WWT) Arundel Wetland Centre on Father’s Day.

The Arun Riverlife Discovery hide is designed to look more like a living room than a traditional bird hide in a bid to appeal to novice wildlife watchers.

The hide is painted in warm tones with soft furnishings and even has wildlife wall paper.

Five families won a preview of the hide in the WWT’s Win a Day Out with Dad contest.

Using the mounted viewing scopes inside the new hide the families watched oystercatchers, shelducks and black-headed gulls alongside wildlife expert and WWT Arundel grounds manager Paul Stevens.

Floor Shevlin, mother of Erin and Molly who nominated their dad for a day at WWT Arundel, said “We look forward to coming again and seeing the Discovery Hide.”

Jason Warner, who won the day out for his family, said: “We all enjoyed it and were very impressed with the new hide. We are sure it will be popular with visitors.”

The hide is open from 9:30am to 5:30pm. Call 01903 881530 for information.