The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust has won the Silver Award for Accessible & Inclusive Tourism at the Beautiful South Tourism Awards for its Arundel Wetland Centre.
The prestigious awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of tourism businesses across the south-east and recognise memorable visitor experiences - particularly for those with accessibility requirements.
The WWT Arundel Wetland Centre has improved its accessibility over the last few years by opening a Changing Places facility and producing an Accessibility Guide. The changes have bolstered its existing accessible boat safari (pictured above), automatic doors, paved pathways, and inclusive education programs for school visitors.
The nature reserve with a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) reedbed, wet grassland habitats that reflect the Arun River flood plain and eight wildlife hides to experience British wildlife, covers 62 acres in West Sussex.
It’s home to nesting kingfishers, nesting sand martins and hatching ducklings each spring. Half of WWT Arundel is home to a living collection of rare or threatened ducks, geese and swans from around the world in natural exhibits.
To find out more go to wwt.org.uk/Arundel