Forthcoming Events

Summer events tend to have only small poultry and waterfowl sections, or a waterfowl display. The main shows and exhibitions are in the winter though, when birds are in their fresh breeding plumage. Our own BWA events are spread throughout the year. They usually include visits and activities not normally open to the public. Admission to BWA events is by ticket only.

Contact details are included for you to check the accuracy of the dates of the events. Please check before setting out.

Saturday 29th February 2020
- Sunday 1st March 2020

Annual General Meeting

WWT Martin Mere, WWT Martin Mere, Fish Lane, Burscough, Lancashire L40 0TA

followed by: Post AGM/Social visit on 1st March

Please click here for further details.

Tel: 01531 671 250
Tuesday 3rd March 2020

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BWA Waterfowl spring edition 2020

Saturday 2nd May 2020
- Sunday 3rd May 2020

BWA Spring Membership Day

Please Spring Open Day 2020 for further details.

Tel: 01531 671250
Saturday 16th May 2020
- Sunday 17th May 2020

Royal Welsh Smallholder and Garden Festival

Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY

Tel: 01982 553683
Thursday 21st May 2020
- Saturday 23rd May 2020

Devon County Show

Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ

Tel: 01392 446000
Friday 22nd May 2020
- Saturday 23rd May 2020

Countryside Live

Ledston Estate, Ledsham, Leeds LS25 5LU

An event for schools which helps city children learn how their food is produced. The BWA display of ducks and information also allows them to get close to live birds.

Saturday 23rd May 2020

The Shropshire County Show

West Midland Showground, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury  SY1 2PF

BWA stand in the poultry marquee

Tel: 01743 289831
Tuesday 2nd June 2020

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BWA Waterfowl summer edition 2020

Tel: 01531 671250
Thursday 4th June 2020
- Saturday 6th June 2020

Royal Cornwall Show

Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge PL27 7JE

Tel: 01208 81218
Friday 12th June 2020
- Sunday 14th June 2020

Royal Three Counties Show

The Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW

Tel: 01684 584900
Saturday 13th June 2020

Caerwys Agricultural Show


BWA stand in the poultry marquee

Tel: 07554 284135
Thursday 18th June 2020
- Sunday 21st June 2020

Royal Highland Show

Ingliston, Edinburgh EH28 8NB

Tel: 0131 335 6200
Wednesday 1st July 2020
- Thursday 2nd July 2020

Royal Norfolk Show

Dereham Road, Costessey, Norwich NR5 0TP

Tel: 01603 748931
Friday 3rd July 2020

Food and Farming Day (Kids Country)

East of England Agricultural Society, East of England Showground, Alwalton, Peterborough PE2 6XE

BWA display of ducks and educational material

Tel: 01733 363514
Monday 13th July 2020

Stithians Show

The Showground, Stithians, Truro, Cornwall TR3 7DP

BWA stand with book stall and educational material and waterfowl display

Saturday 18th July 2020

Camborne Show

Gwealavellan Farm, Nr Coombe, Camborne, Cornwall TR27 5EF

BWA stand with book stall and educational material and waterfowl display

Monday 20th July 2020
- Thursday 23rd July 2020

Royal Welsh Show

 Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3SY

Tel: 01982 553683
Friday 24th July 2020
- Sunday 26th July 2020

The Game Fair

Ragley Hall, Alcester B49 5NJ

BWA stand and waterfowl display with educational material in countryside area

Tuesday 28th July 2020
- Thursday 30th July 2020

New Forest and Hampshire County Show

The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7QH

Tel: 01590 622400
Friday 31st July 2020

Yealmpton Show

Kitley Lawns, Yealmpton, Near Plymouth PL8 2NN

BWA stand with waterfowl display in countryside marquee

What’s going on?

Join us at the AGM

Saturday 29th February 2020 at 2pm

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Martin Mere, Fish Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 0TA

get directions here

After the business bit, we will have a couple of talks: Steve Dilworth will introduce us to Martin Mere, and Aviculture and Captive Animal Manager, Steve Nasir, will give us a highly entertaining talk about the Black Spur-winged Goose.

We hope you will join us for a group dinner at the Beefeater, adjoining the Premier Inn, 544 Southport Road, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk L40 9RG. After a leisurely breakfast on the Sunday, there is an opportunity to return to Martin Mere and make use of some of the short winter daylight.

Book rooms with Premier Inn here

As well as a visit to the fabulous River Cottage Waterfowl, we will have a great evening of entertainment with Quizmaster Edward. Brush up on your specialised subject now…

Day two is a return visit to Norfolk Wildfowl, near Diss.

Spring Open Day 2020

From our Junior Pages – have a go!