For families who enjoy a day of hands-on discovery then you’ll find hours of fun at Slimbridge.
At Slimbridge Wetland Centre you can have a taste of the wild, without having to get your feet muddy - unless you want to! Get up close to rare and exotic birds, mammals and the largest collection of amphibians in the UK, set in the tranquil surroundings of our nature reserve. There’s something for all the family 364 days a year, whether you want to see the otters play, gaze at our huge flamingo flock, splash in the outdoor water play area, or relax and spot watervoles from the canoe safari before having afternoon tea.
We also have two seasonal activities with our popular Canoe Safari running weather permitting from Easter until the end of the summer holidays and Wild Safaris which run from May to October on Saturdays, Sundays and every day throughout school holidays. During these times, safaris will run twice daily at 11:30am and 2pm for around 90 minutes, customer demand and weather dependent.
Your family can have a go at birdwatching at our South Lake Discovery Hide. It has all the equipment you need such as ID guides and binoculars and a telescope – and nice comfy seats!
Or head to Toad Hall and meet some amphibians including frogs, toads and salamanders at our daily talk and handling sessions.
If you have a youngster who loves nothing more than to have a good splash in puddles then your day won't be complete without a play at Welly Boot Land. We recommend taking a change of clothes or even swimsuits!
We also have a newly revamped playground at our Riverlife section featuring a tower and wobbly bridge and an indoor soft play area in the visitor centre.
Trip Advisor Review - David Hereford, December 2016
"Fab day out” 5 Stars
"We stayed there for about five hours and the time just seemed to fly by. Fantastic to see the children feeding the birds running around and having fun, never seen so many swans in one place, worth waiting till the pm feeding time for swans, funny to watch them follow the keeper with the food. Would definitely re visit and would highly recommend a day there".