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WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

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Family Bird Watching


At WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre you can have a taste of the wild, without having to get your feet muddy - unless you want to!

“Get up close to rare and exotic birds, mammals and the largest collection of amphibians in the UK, set in the tranquil surroundings of our nature reserve".

“There’s something for all the family 364 days a year, head to the hides to see some amazing wildlife, splash in the outdoor water play area, or relax and spot watervoles from the canoe safari before having afternoon tea. You can also hand feed the rarest goose in the world!"

They have special events every school holidays for families to get even closer to nature.

They also have seasonal events such as the Land Rover Safaris in the summer and the spectacular Wild Bird Feeds in the winter.

To save 10% on entry book your tickets online at



  • Gift Shop

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking


  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


  • Find out more about our family days out

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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Public Transport Directions

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • greenprincess222
    Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Very good
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th May 2018
    Really enjoyed our day out, staff were so friendly and couldn’t do more to help. Cafe food very good. Canoe safari is extra to pay but well worth it. Water could only be bought in glass bottles so... Read full review
  • Michelle A
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Plenty of birds to see.....
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 18th May 2018
    The weather was good, making it a pleasure to walk around Slimbridge. Plenty of birds with babies and a kingfisher on it's nest that can be observed from a hide. One greylag and her chicks tried to... Read full review
  • Mojo M
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Group visit of disabled people
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 17th May 2018
    The staff and volunteers could not have been more helpful with supporting us to arrange a day trip to Slimbridge and on the day. All the visitors in our group had a fantastic day, the volunteers even... Read full review
The Wildfowl & Wetland Trust

Tel: +44 (0)1453 891 900

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Winter (November to March)
9.30am to 5.00pm (last admission 4.00pm)
Summer (April to October)
9.30am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Not open Christmas Day

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018 - Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Friday, 17th August 2018 - Friday, 17th August 2018

Wednesday, 24th October 2018 - Wednesday, 24th October 2018

Family Wildlife Photography with Iain Green at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
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Wednesday, 20th June 2018 - Wednesday, 20th June 2018

Thursday, 21st June 2018 - Thursday, 21st June 2018

TYNTEtots: The Secret Garden at Tyntesfield
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Tuesday, 14th August 2018 - Tuesday, 14th August 2018

Thursday, 11th October 2018 - Thursday, 11th October 2018

Monday, 26th November 2018 - Monday, 26th November 2018

Sunday, 9th December 2018 - Sunday, 9th December 2018

Advanced Birder at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
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Tuesday, 12th June 2018 - Tuesday, 12th June 2018

Tuesday, 26th June 2018 - Tuesday, 26th June 2018

Tuesday, 10th July 2018 - Tuesday, 10th July 2018

Slimbridge Cygnets at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
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Sunday, 29th July 2018 - Sunday, 29th July 2018

Saturday, 29th September 2018 - Saturday, 29th September 2018

Saturday, 13th October 2018 - Saturday, 13th October 2018

Sunday, 11th November 2018 - Sunday, 11th November 2018

Bird Watching Morning at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
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Saturday, 26th May 2018 - Sunday, 3rd June 2018

Spring to Life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
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