We will be closed on Thursday 6 May due to road closures and significant travel disruption through Slimbridge village. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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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 or splash in the outdoor water play area.

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.

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.

Trip Advisor Review
Christopher, from Malvern - November 2018

"A nice day out for every one young/old. A wonderful place to visit. Slimbridge have worked hard and got the balance right by catering for adults and children alike they also offer mobility scooters for the disabled. It’s great for the children to get up close and learn about wild life from amphibians, otters, and wild birds plus they have activity play areas. And on the plus side you will get so really good exercise on the nice walks around and if you’re a family then this place will suit your pockets as it’s not over priced.".