Following the Government’s announcement of a new four week lockdown, we’re very sadly closing WWT Slimbridge to visitors for the time being.
By our understanding of the regulations, we have to close off our living collection area, exhibitions, play areas, shop, café and hides. On reflection we don’t feel we can enable access to the wild reserve and at the same time safely comply with the regulations.
We’re very sorry because it’s important to us that our supporters, like you, can continue to get out into our wetlands to enjoy the wildlife. Connection to nature has proven to be essential throughout the pandemic and we've tried everything in our power to enable at least some access to nature at Slimbridge during this latest lockdown, but it has not been possible.
We are keeping the situation under review and will continue to seek clarity from the Government and local authority. We will update our website and social media if things change.
In the meantime, thank you for your support and we hope to see you again soon.