Arundel Wetland Centre


Type:Nature Reserve

Mill Road, ARUNDEL, West Sussex, BN18 9PB

Tel: +44 01903 883355

Arundel Wetland Centre


Ride a guided boat through bustling wetlands. Explore towering reedbeds to wonder at wildlife. From natural play areas to modern bird hides – take time to discover, watch, learn or play. Arundel Wetland Centre’s paved walkways lead you through a collection of wildfowl from around the world to secluded spots to watch wildlife. With family friendly activities and crafts during holidays and half terms, there’s something new every season!

  • Free accessible car parking provision
  • Trained assistance dogs welcome
  • Maps can be enlarged, please ask ahead of your visit
  • 4 manual wheelchairs and walkers available to loan. First come first served basis
  • Every area can be accessed
  • Step-free entry to the ground floor of all our hides with viewing windows for wheelchairs
  • Accessible boat safari – maximum 2 manual wheelchair-users per trip
  • There are a few gates. Our volunteers or staff can assist if required, please ask
  • 2 accessible toilets

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

You have the option to include a voluntary Gift Aid donation in some of our prices.

Essential Carers - free

Prices include a voluntary Gift Aid donation.

Adult - £13.30
Concession - £11.30
Child (4-16y rs) - £7.15
Family (2 adults, 2 children) - £34.75
Children (under 4 yrs) - free
Essential helpers - free

All the above prices include Gift Aid, a voluntary donation which enables us to claim the tax back as part of the UK Government's Gift Aid scheme. Please see the website link for further information about Gift Aid admission prices. Essential helpers assisting disabled visitors: Free. WWT members: Free



  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Catering for groups
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Water’s Edge Café: The Water's Edge cafe offers a delicious selection of hot and cold food, a variety of teas, coffees and chilled drinks and tempting homemade traybakes and cookies. Hot food served between noon and 2pm. The cafe serves Fairtrade coffees, teas and juices. All milk used is organic and all eggs are free range.Fully licensed to serve alcohol.
  • Picnic Site - Two fenced picnic areas onsite – one inside the children’s play area.
  • Undercover picnic area
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome - Please call for details
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Toilets

Languages spoken

  • Italian spoken

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • On site parking
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 2-3 hours
  • Delta
  • Groups Accepted - Coaches must book in advance to reserve parking
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • Max group size - 120
  • Min group size - 12
  • Solo
  • Special group rates - Organizer admitted free, coach drivers for coaches with min. 24 passengers admitted free and given £5 café voucher
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Children

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - Daily fish feed to Diving Ducks at 2 pm and participate in Pond Dipping weekends and school holiday April – October.
  • Educational Visits Accepted - We welcome education groups of all sizes all year round and offer guided learning sessions outdoors and self guided visits suitable for a range of ages and abilities, including special needs groups.
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Private Boat Safari boats with wildlife guide can be booked for half or full day for additional costs.


Map & Directions

Road Directions

WWT Arundel Is located off the A27 Approach Arundel via the A27 and follow the brown duck signs down Mill Road, beside Arundel Castle. There is free car parking on site.

Public Transport Directions

By bus to Arundel town: Route 700 Brighton, Worthing & Chichester. Compass bus number 85 bus  & 85A from Worthing, Mon-Sat. 

By rail: WWT Arundel is a 15 minute walk from Arundel Station.


  • Starling Spectacle video


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze 2023
  • Tourism South East Award -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2023/24 - Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2023/24 - Silver 2023

Opening Times

Open New Year
Open (23 Mar 2024 - 26 Oct 2024)
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 17:30*
Open (27 Oct 2024 - 22 Mar 2025)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 16:30*
Open (1 Jan 2025 - 22 Mar 2025)
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 16:30*

* Last admission time is 30 minutes before closing.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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