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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


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


  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

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

Key Features

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

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking

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:

  • Gemma G
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Reluctantly went thinking just birds!
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 22nd September 2018
    Wow what a place, never been before thinking it was just birds. My father in law had been on at us about going with him for a while and wow. We took our 3yr old daughter and she loved it - lovely... Read full review
  • greycruiser65
    Reading, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Far more than you expect
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 25th September 2018
    This is not just for the serious bird watchers, as one might have thought. The experience appeals to all sorts and has a strong educational element for the younger generation. The range of... Read full review
  • Paulandall
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom
    Nice sellection of food.
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 27th September 2018
    We had two coffee's & a scone. Nice coffee, wanted a small snack so the scone was big enough for the two of us to share. Read full review
The Wildfowl & Wetland Trust

Tel: +44 (0)1453 891 900

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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