To protect the health and wellbeing of our flamingos and some collection birds, they will be undercover over the winter. Also, due to government requirements we have stopped hand-feeding the birds. Thank you for understanding.

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Scott House Bewick's Lodge

Stay overnight at Slimbridge; the birthplace of modern conservation. Stay at Bewick’s Lodge in Scott House, the former home of WWT founder Sir Peter Scott.

Walk in Sir Peter Scott’s footsteps, with access to his personal viewing tower and magical sights over his beloved Rushy Lake, this experience is a must for bird lovers, Scott fans or anyone wishing to get closer to nature.

As a guest at Scott House Bewick’s Lodge, you’ll have the unique opportunity to stay within Sir Peter Scott’s house. Scott House is special to the history of WWT as it was where he founded the charity, where the world’s first wildlife broadcast was made and where wetlands and wildlife history was made.

Wake up to wildlife; enjoy the sights and sounds of the infamous Rushy Lake at Slimbridge

Whether you’re looking for a bespoke luxury experience with our team of experts or wanting to spend a peaceful time bird watching, we have something suitable for everyone. With different options to add to your stay you are guaranteed a fantastic short break at Slimbridge.

Bewick’s Lodge is a self-catering accommodation which has three double bedrooms for up to six guests, one of the bedrooms can be made into a twin room upon prior request. Within the Lodge there is an open plan kitchen, living and dining room, and en suite facilities in each room. There is also private access to Scott’s viewing tower and garden and free entry into Slimbridge Wetland Centre during opening hours. You also have the option to add a behind-the-scenes wildlife experience on to your stay for you and your guests.

The Queen bedroom overlooking the Rushy Lake at Slimbridge

Self-catering prices are as follows:

Monday - Thursday, £250 per night (minimum two night stay)
Friday - Sunday, £350 per night (minimum two night stay)

Private wildlife experiences

To make your self-catering stay extra special you can add on a luxury wildlife experience for your party depending on the season you visit. Choose between;

Private Reserve Tour (available May - September, subject to availability)

As the visitors depart for the evening, you will have the Slimbridge reserve to yourselves. Enjoy a private tour with a member of our expert team who will take you to experience the wildlife highlights on offer. Make use of our professional guide to improve your birding skills, help with identification or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Severn estuary.

Please note that if the weather is fine and dry then the tour will take place in a purpose built trailer towed by our Landrover. If it is wet - or has been wet in the few days preceding the event - then the safari will take place on foot.

Tours are £200 for up to 6 people. Please contact us in advance of your stay to check the dates.

Wild Winter Walk (available December - February, Monday - Thursday only)

Experience the wild winter spectacle that is Slimbridge with the help of one of our amazing volunteer Guides in the Hides. Watch as thousands of wintering birds wheel over the wetlands, including Golden Plover, Lapwing, Wigeon and Teal. Look out for our White-fronted Geese and birds of prey on the hunt, and then head back to the comfort of our Peng Observatory for an exclusive chance to see our Reserve Wardens head out on to the Rushy to feed the visiting Bewick's Swans and hear more about our work to conserve them. £90 per group.

Private Scott House Tours (subject to availability)

Take a step back in time as you take a private tour of Sir Peter Scott’s home where he championed the cause of worldwide wildlife conservation through growing the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) and set up the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Find out how Sir Peter Scott made Slimbridge the birthplace of modern conservation. Be one of the first people to take a tour of Scott House bursting at the seams with his personal belongings – from his notebooks and sketches to his books and record collection. Experience the spectacular views from Sir Peter Scott’s studio over his beloved lake – the Rushy Pen. Explore the 1950s kitchen and hear stories of family life at Slimbridge. Discover the many famous names who have signed the Scott House visitor book.

£60 per group

Please note: experiences on offer vary during each season depending on what wildlife is present and weather conditions.

The perfect bird-watching break with views of the Rushy Lake and Severn Estuary.

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