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WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Slimbridge

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Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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Explore 324 hectares (800 acres) of world-class wetlands set against the backdrop of the Severn Estuary. WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre is home to a wealth of resident and migratory wildlife from all over the world. Take a guided walk to learn more about the Slimbridge Wetlands, its history, the center's conservation work, and the wildlife. Tours take place once a day, so check the events board when you arrive at the center to find out where and when to meet. Be sure to also check times for talks and special events taking place, such as otter talks and the wild bird feed. Get up close to the birds and pick up some grain to offer them at exhibits where feeding is permitted. The Water Edge restaurant is an ideal place to relax after your walk around the grounds. The restaurant offers views of the Caribbean flamingos and, weather permitting, the picnic tables on the terrace allow you to get even closer to them. Binoculars can be hired from the reception, and you can visit the In Focus Shop on site if you’d like to purchase your own equipment. Add WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre and other attractions to your Slimbridge trip itinerary using our Slimbridge online tour itinerary planner.
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  • After recently holidaying in The Forest of Dean,I took the opportunity to visit Slimbridge,even though it was an hour's drive away,I'd always wanted to go after seeing it on Springwatch,etc... 
    After recently holidaying in The Forest of Dean,I took the opportunity to visit Slimbridge,even though it was an hour's drive away,I'd always wanted to go after seeing it on Springwatch,etc...  more »
  • A big thank you to all the folk at this beautiful bird sanctuary! We absolutely loved our day out! Had the flamingos been kept in due to bird flu I would have been really disappointed! They’ve made.....  more
    A big thank you to all the folk at this beautiful bird sanctuary! We absolutely loved our day out! Had the flamingos been kept in due to bird flu I would have been really disappointed! They’ve made.....  more »
  • My last visit was nearly 60 years ago, and still loved it. Even my wife loved the visit and she is not a twitcher. Well laid out and really great for families. The birds seemed most lively first... 
    My last visit was nearly 60 years ago, and still loved it. Even my wife loved the visit and she is not a twitcher. Well laid out and really great for families. The birds seemed most lively first...  more »
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  • A lovely place to visit with the family. Plenty for children to do, including welly boot land and feeding the ducks. Lovely range of swans, geese and flamingos within easy reach of the entrance. You need to walk further to see birds such as the kingfishers. Lots to keep the family entertained for a few hours or whole day. Great wheelchair access and accessibility. We really enjoy eating in the Kingfisher Kitchen restaurant overlooking the flamingos.
  • Wonderful visit to Slimbridge... fabulous day out. Saw the otter who was very energetic rolling in the water and popping up. Lots of baby gosling and ducks. Great Crane out on the marshes viewed from a hide, and several in large outdoor enclosure which meant you could see them really up close. Pelican chose to vote and visit up close. Great place to visit. Staff and volunteers all so knowledgeable and helpful.
  • Lovely place for all age groups and abilities. Ideal family outing. Interesting range of bird life. Kids were well entertained with multiple activities. Well worth visiting. Consider membership for the best deal. And you'll be supporting the foundations outstanding work. Enjoy!!
  • A magical place! I have been here a couple of times and every time have had an amazing experience. This the the place it all started with Sir Peter Scott who is such an inspiring character. Visiting his house on site with tour guide Mary was certainly one of the highlights. We got to learn a lot about this amazing man who brought WWT to life. We stayed at Tudor campsite a 15 minute walk away which we also highly recommend. A lovely place to visit.
  • Walked three and a half miles round Slimbridge on a nice, sunny but cold January day. Found it very calming and even though some areas were under 'maintenance' and some birds penned inside we still found plenty to keep our attention. To have credibility with other visitors you need a massive camera lens plus accessories round your neck. No refreshments available in the wildlife areas on this day but the cafe/restaurant in the visitors centre was open. Good toilet provision on the car park and in the centre.

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