Explore the new fully-accessible Estuary Tower Hide, complete with a lift, just a few hundred meters from the visitor centre for magnificent views of the Severn Estuary and the breath-taking variety of wild birds from spring chicks, summer warblers, autumn wading birds and winter ducks, geese and swans.
WWT founder, Sir Peter Scott called Slimbridge the ‘avian Serengeti’ thanks to the vast number of wild birds here. During the winter you can see around 30,000 wild ducks, geese and swans flying and swirling in the sky and using the wetlands as a place to feed and roost.
Meet our ‘guides in the hides’ volunteers who will be on hand to help with bird identification and share their knowledge about this wild landscape.
And if you’re a wildlife photographer there’s plenty of space to get your perfect photos – with two viewing floors and an open terrace.
The Holden Tower was taken down in spring 2019 and the new Estuary Tower was completed and opened in November 2019. As with all our construction work on site it has been carefully planned and timed to ensure there is minimal disturbance to our wildlife.