WWT Slimbridge

Dusty's Wildlife Rangers

Sat 22 July - Sun 3 September

Will you take up the challenge and become a Wildlife Ranger this summer?

Every day throughout the summer holidays you can discover a world of wildlife at Slimbridge with Dusty Duck. Each wild task you take on will earn you a sticker and take you one step closer to becoming a Wildlife Ranger!

Collect your FREE Wildlife Ranger log book on arrival and complete at least 4 of our exciting daily activities to get your Dusty's Super Wildlife Ranger sticker.

Canoe Safari (11am - 4pm) - Go on a wetland Canoe Safari along our watery trail. See if you can spot dragonflies, kingfishers and water voles! - (£5 per adult, children free*). 

Giant Nest Building (11am - 3pm) - Make your own summer shelter, hideaway den or add to the giant nest being built throughout the weeks.

Ranger Survival Camp 2017 (11am - 3pm) -  Learn lots of useful ranger survival skills in our brand new Ranger Survival Camp 2017, with activities changing each hour in the South Lake Discovery Hide area.

Nature Detectives (11am) - Find out how to identify a range of wildlife. Meet at  Riverlife each day at 11am, lasts 1 hour.

Build a Mini Raft (All day) - Use your problem solving skills to build a mini raft, then put it to the test in our wild challenges between 3:30pm - 4:30pm by the Rain Garden.

Hand Feed our Birds (All day) - Grab some grain and get up close to the birds of Slimbridge with some hand feeding. Look out for the rarest goose in the world! (Grain is £1 per bag from the foyer or shop).

NEW for 2017 Pondemonium! (2pm - 3pm) - Learn all about the super powers of our pond creatures whilst pond dipping in the Pond Zone.

Make a movie - extra special summer challenge for children and adults!

This summer become a wildlife film-maker and create your own wetland wildlife movie.  Capture the drama of nature or your Wildlife Ranger fun on your phone. Download a free app on your smartphone or use a Facebook or Instagram slide show to create your very own nature movie.

Share it with us and all your friends to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic prize including £250 of vouchers!

There are two separate categories:

  1. Dusty's Wildlife Ranger’s Best Day Ever, showcasing all the family fun you had during your visit. At least one member of your movie making team must be 18 years or over and have access to social media. #BestDayEver
  2. Wetland Wildlife capturing the beautiful birds, mammals butterfly’s, plants and insects you find in our grounds and wild reserve. At least one member of your movie making team, must be 18 years or over and have access to social media and all sole entrants must be 18 years over. #LoveSlimbridge

Enter by sharing your wild blockbuster on social media and using your category hashtag. Find us @WWTSlimbridge on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more details and terms and conditions, visit the Summer Movie Competition page.

* Suitable for children 3+ years, at least one adult 18+ years per canoe. Weather permitting.