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23 Feb 2018

WWT Slimbridge Triumphs again, Winning Gold Accolade for Second Year Running

Slimbridge Wetland Centre has been awarded a VisitEngland Gold Accolade, the highest quality award available to British attractions for a second year running. The accolade is only awarded to a small percentage of venues each year as part of the Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme and is testament to the continued high standards achieved at the centre.

The Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme is managed by VisitEngland and, through its network of regional assessors, boasts an incredible reputation for instigating, modifying and shaping change to the customer experience at visitor attractions across England. The centre was ‘mystery shopped’ by an assessor in December 2017 and was graded in areas such as; visitor arrival, quality of displays, cleanliness and catering, as well as customer care and staff knowledge. To be in contention for a Gold accolade attractions need an overall percentage score of at least 87%, which Slimbridge exceeded with a final score of 92%.

Chris Foster, Slimbridge General Manager said:

“We’re delighted to have retained the VisitEngland Gold Accolade. In addition, we have improved on last year’s score – a testament to the enthusiasm, hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers, as well as our wonderful wildlife. This is all made possible by our supporters and with exciting developments afoot, we look forward to maintaining this high level of visitor experience and to provide new and engaging attractions for visitors, familiar and new.”

Plan your visit to Slimbridge Wetland Centre by visiting https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/slimbridge/plan-your-visit/