Please note that we will be closed Mon 14 - Fri 18, Mon 21 & Tue 22 October. This is due to road closures in Slimbridge village. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We are open as usual on the weekends.

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Welly Boot Land is open but has no running water. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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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.

Estuary Tower Hide

Opening autumn 2019

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.

Things to do:

  • Climb the Estuary Tower Hide to see the magnificent views of the Severn Estuary
  • During the winter witness the breath-taking sight of up to 30,000 birds
  • Test your photography skills from the Estuary Tower Hide, with two floors and an open terrace
  • Ask our guides in the hides for help with bird identification

Project update

The Holden Tower was taken down in spring 2019. The new Estuary tower is currently being built and will be completed by 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.