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WWT Slimbridge

WWT Slimbridge

Slimbridge Wetland Centre - Get closer to wildlife than ever before!

Award-winning WWT Slimbridge offers an unforgettable day out for families, birdwatchers and wildlife lovers.

Slimbridge’s mosaic of pools, lagoons, reed beds and meadows provide a haven for diverse wetland wildlife. Look out for marvellous mammals such as water voles and harvest mice and discover some of the world’s most spectacular ducks, geese, swans and flamingos.
For those who are interested in getting out to the wild parts of the reserve, take a walk to one of the many bird hides or explore the accessible Estuary Tower and take in the stunning sights of the Severn Estuary.
There is plenty to see and do inside and out all year round.

Each day at WWT Slimbridge

Here are some of the activities which take place and exhibits you can explore throughout the year at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

  • Wild Safari: During the summer months go out into the wild reserve in the company of an expert warden & enjoy views of the wild birds that live on the banks of the Severn – all from the comfort of a seat in the covered trailer. Please wear sturdy footwear & warm protective clothing especially during cold & or wet days. Weather Dependent.
  • Toad Hall: Meet the colourful amphibians living in Toad Hall; including frogs, toads, newts and salamanders from all around the world.
  • Art Gallery: Enjoy a stroll through Slimbridge’s art gallery featuring different local artists each season.
  • Canoe Safari: From spring time grab a paddle and spot wildlife from the water on a fun canoe safari trail.
  • Arctic Adventure: Visit the Arctic Adventure exhibit and imagine life on the Arctic Tundra, where WWT studies wildlife including Bewick’s swans. 
  • Mission Possible: Meet the nene, the world’s rarest goose! Explore a Hawaiian landscape and learn how WWT founder Sir Peter Scott brought this species back from the brink of extinction.
  • Wetland Heroes: Download the family friendly app 'Wetland Heroes' to unlock the secrets of Slimbridge to become a wetland hero.
  • Scott House Museum: Take a step back in time as you enter Sir Peter Scott’s home where he championed the cause of worldwide wildlife conservation through growing the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) and set up the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
  • Living Wetland Theatre & Waterscapes Aviary: Sit back, relax and watch a film or bird demonstration hosted by WWT Slimbridge’s specialist team as they uncover the science behind wetland conservation. Then immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a UK wetland.

Seasonal Highlights at WWT Slimbridge

  • December to February: Evening with the Swans
  • December: Santa’s Coming to Slimbridge
  • January: Wild Winter Weekend

WWT Slimbridge - Opening times 2024

Because there is always something to see and do, WWT Slimbridge Wildlife & Wetland Centre is open 7 days a week, 364 days a year.
Only closed to the public on 25 December. Christmas Eve 9.30am to 3pm (last admission 2.30pm)

November, December & January:
9.30am – 4.30pm (last entry 3.30pm).
Open every day except Christmas Day.
On Christmas Eve open 9.30am - 3pm.

February & March:
9.30am – 5pm (last entry 4pm).

April – October:
9.30am – 5.30pm (last entry 4.30pm).

As there is a lot to see and do, ensure that you arrive sufficiently early so your visit isn't rushed.

More information about Gift Aid* and WWT Slimbridge Admission Prices.

WWT Slimbridge - Admission charges 2024

Gift Aid* admission prices:-

  • Adult: £18.95
  • Junior (4-17 years): £12.50
  • Concession (65+, full-time student and unemployed): £16.95
  • Children (under 4 years): Free
  • Carers assisting disabled visitors: Free

*The Gift Aid admission price includes a voluntary donation, which enables WWT Slimbridge to claim the tax back as part of the Government's Gift Aid scheme.

More information about Gift Aid* and WWT Slimbridge Admission Prices.

WWT Slimbridge - Group visits

Slimbridge Wetland Centre is an unforgettable day out for groups.

    •    Groups of 12 or more (pre-booking essential). Entry is free to WWT members.
    •    15% group discount applied
    •    Educational visits - take part in an inspirational outdoor learning trip
    •    New opportunities for uniform groups, from brownies and guides to beavers and scouts

More information about WWT Slimbridge Group Visits.

WWT Slimbridge - Dogs policy

Trained assistance dogs only.
Unfortunately dogs in training are not permitted on site, and visitors need to call ahead if visiting with an assistance dog on 01453 891200.
Please note that all other dogs are not permitted within the grounds.
Dog owners should ensuring that dogs are not left in unoccupied cars at Slimbridge in warm weather conditions.

WWT Slimbridge - Accessibility

WWT Slimbridge's priority is nature connection for all our visitors.
The site has accessible paths, hides and exhibits.
Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available, - please book in advance.

More information about WWT Slimbridge Accessibility.

There is a fully equipped Changing Places Toilet on site.

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