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WWT Slimbridge

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, GL2 7BT

01453 891900

WWT Slimbridge is adjacent to the River Severn in Gloucestershire
WWT Slimbridge is adjacent to the River Severn in Gloucestershire

About WWT Slimbridge

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 provides a haven for diverse wetland creatures including otters and some of the world’s most spectacular ducks, geese, swans and flamingos.

There is plenty to see and do inside and out all year round.

Each day at Slimbridge

Here are some of the activities which take place at regular intervals throughout the year at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

  • Land Rover Safari: Enjoy the opportunity to go out into the 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 sessions: meet the frogs, talks and other amphibians in Toad Hall. Find out the difference between a frog and toad and handle one if you are feeling brave!
  • Wildlife art gallery: Enjoy a stroll through Slimbridge’s wildlife art gallery. You may even decide to make an investment!
  • Canoe Safari: Grab a paddle and sail the watery passages of our canoe safari trail. 

Seasonal Highlights at Slimbridge

Happening throughout the year - click on the events link at the top of the page.

  • December - February (Fri & Sat): Floodlight Swan Supper Evenings 
  • 18 - 19 January: Wild Winter Weekend
  • 15 - 23 February: Souh West Puddle Jumping Championships 

Opening times and admission at WWT Slimbridge

Opening times for 2020:

Because there is always something to see and do, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre is open 7 days a week, 364 days a year. Only closed to the public on 25 December.

Winter (November to March)
9.30am to 5.00pm (last admission 4pm); Christmas Eve 9.30am to 3pm (last admission 2.30pm)

Summer (April to October)

9.30am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm).  Visitors are not permitted to be in the grounds after closing time at 5.30pm. 

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

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