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WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Slimbridge

(4.6/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan your WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre visit and explore what else you can see and do in Slimbridge using our Slimbridge travel itinerary planner.
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  • This is an amazing place. Beautifully set out and maintained. Interesting,brief information about the birds without being boring. We visited on a rather cold misty January day, but still really enjoye...  more »
  • We went because we were staying locally and everything else was closed. It was busy, but lots of interesting animals, not all with feathers. Place was well maintained. Staff very friendly and knowledg...  more »
  • We love coming to Slimbridge Wetlands Centre. Our visit today followed my dream of sitting in an open plan office (no roof) and seeing swans fly over from above. Despite not getting the photo of this ...  more »
  • Restaurant was being refurbished so no food available. Outside of wooden structure looked in need of re varnishing. Place looked generally shabby. Ducks and wild fowl were lovely
  • We have membership and it's so nice to visit and see all the different seasons. Lovely place with lots to see.
  • We popped in to have a wander around not expecting much but it was great, we loved it and we are not that into birds. There really is something for everyone. Flamingos were funny to watch and the kids play area was great with the fountains and streams.
  • Really great place with lots of lovely birds. The Nene geese are just fantastic. It has a nice shop and restaurant and you can spend hours roaming around the extensive grounds. The flamingos are brilliant too!
  • Lovely day out and the children loved feeding the birds from their hands!!