Slimbridge

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With an amazing array of wildlife - from all six species of flamingo to harvest mice, common cranes to dragonflies, WWT Slimbridge is a wetland paradise. This beautiful and internationally renowned reserve is unique to the South West and has something to offer visitors during every season from seasonal spring events to breath-taking wild swan feeds during the winter. 
 

A few of Slimbridge's highlights:

Be sure to visit the grain desk at admissions so you can get up close and personal by hand-feeding the friendly geese, ducks and swans around Swan Lake. Plus don't forget to download the family-friendly Slimbridge app on arrival, Wetland Heroes, so you can experience the full extent of the wetlands, before you set off on your adventure.   

Mission Possible:

Meet the nene – the world’s rarest goose and learn how WWT founder, Sir Peter Scott brought this species back from the brink of extinction. 

Living Wetland Theatre & Waterscapes Aviary:

Experience the 360 seat open air Living Wetland Theatre where you can watch birds flying overhead and discover how each bird is adapted to the wetlands they live in. 

Scott House Museum:

Step back in the time in the former home of WWT founder, Sir Peter Scott. Book onto a daily tour.  

Summer Walkway 

During the summer months (open April – October) explore the natural wildlife and landscapes of the Severn Estuary.  

Wild Safari:

During the summer months explore Slimbridge's wild reserve on a unique and accessible Wild Safari. 


Back from the Brink:

Meet the cheeky otter as well as a water vole and tiny harvest mice. Don’t miss the daily otter talks! 
 
Canoe Safari:

During the warmer months, take to the water on the Canoe Safari trail to explore deep into the reserve. Lose yourself in the watery passages as you get the chance to see beautiful wild flowers and many interesting species of bird. 


Toad hall:

Meet the awesome amphibians that live at Toad hall. Learn more about toads, frogs and newts at daily talks. 
 
Wild Bird Feeds:

From November to February see the magnificent wild Bewick’s swans at daily 4pm commentated feeds from the Peng Observatory. These amazing birds travel from arctic Russia to Slimbridge every winter and can all be recognised from their individual bill patterns.  
 
Hides: 

There are also a huge selection of hides including the accessible Estuary Tower, complete with lift. Experience breath-taking views of the Severn estuary from the roof terrace.  

Welly Boot Land:

Let the children loose to splash around in the popular outdoor playground Welly Boot Land. Build dams and spin on a magic roundabout to change the water flow and alter the flow of water. 

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
65+, disabled, full-time student, unemployed, no gift aid£12.72 per ticket
65+, disabled, full-time student, unemployed, with gift aid£14.00 per ticket
Adult with Gift Aid£16.50 per ticket
Adult without Gift Aid£15.00 per ticket
Carers Assisting Disabled VisitorsFree
Child (4-16 years) with gift aid£9.50 per ticket
Child (4-16 years) without gift aid£8.63 per ticket
Children (under 4 years)Free

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Hearing loops available in cinema and at admissions
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Give prior arrangement
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Restaurant with 140 seats indoors and 70 seats outdoors, picnic area, private rooms available to hire.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Electric Car charging point
  • Event Venue
  • Open All Year
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Families
  • In countryside
  • Max group size - 9999
  • Min group size - 10
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.

Map & Directions

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Type:Animal Collection

Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, GL2 7BT
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Tel01453 891900

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Opening Times

Open New Year
Opening - Low Season (1 Nov 2023 - 31 Mar 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 17:00*
Opening - High Season (1 Apr 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 17:30*

* November to March last admission 4pm. April to October last admission 4.30pm. Christmas Eve 9.30am - 3pm (last admission 2.30pm). Closed Christmas Day.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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