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WWT Slimbridge

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, GL2 7BT

01453 891900

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre 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 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 interesting in getting out to the wild parts of the reserve, take a walk to one of the many bird hides or explore the fully 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.
  • Artic 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).

Seasonal Highlights at Slimbridge

  • December – February: Evening with the Swans
  • December: Santa’s Coming to Slimbridge
  • January: Wild Winter Weekend
  • February: South West Puddle Jumping Championships

Opening times and admission at WWT Slimbridge

Opening times for 2021

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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