• home to the world’s largest collection of swans, ducks, flamingos and geese
  • The Visitor Centre
  • The grounds, visitor centre and observation tower
  • Summer Walkway, a beautiful walk open May through October
  • Sir Peter Scott, founder of the WWT
  • Come and enjoy our wonderful new family-friendly Kingfisher Hide
  • Don a special crane disguise to join the young cranes in their lesson at their school from July to September.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre Gloucestershire


Slimbridge is home to an astounding array of wildlife including the world's largest collection of swans, geese, and ducks. A year round programme of walks, arts, events, workshops, talks and spectacular wildlife encounters are a fantastic way for everyone to connect to their natural surroundings. Slimbridge is the vision of naturalist and artist Sir Peter Scott and holds international significance as the headquarters of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT). It is here that the world renowned experts of WWT Consulting and Species Conservation are based.


The Reserve.  Outside of the fox proof fence lies a wild area of land managed by Slimbridge’s wardens. This huge area encompasses the grasslands to the shores of the Severn estuary and is a haven for wildlife.  Slimbridge’s reserve is a great place to see rare birds from all over the world.

The Visitor Centre.  The award winning visitor centre, is the perfect place to relax and enjoy Slimbridge. Here you can take a trip to the top of the Sloane Tower for a magnificent 360 degree view of Slimbridge and the Severn Estuary, explore the Discovery Centre where you will discover Toad Hall, enjoy wildlife inspired films in the cinema and art in the gallery.

Here's some of the activities which take place at regular intervals throughout the year at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre:

Welly Boot Land: Splash, stomp and wade through the water in your wellies at our wet play area for children. Build dams, pump and change the flow of the water, wind round the willow maze and spy from the crow's nest. Open daily (unless severe frost/freezing weather overnight) *Welly Boot Land now open to the public again with full running water.

Land Rover Safari: Explore the depths of the wild reserve on a Land Rover Safari on selected days from May to October*
Crane school talk: Visit the Crane School where cranes are being hand reared. 11.30am and 2.30pm daily.
Meet the Flamingos: Slimbridge is the only place in the UK where you can meet all 6 species of flamingo. Join our daily talk.
Guided Walk: Join our knowledgable volunteers for a guided walk to discover the grounds of Slimbridge Wetland Centre and its many residents. (walk lasts roughly 1.5 hours). 11am and 2pm
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