Please note that we will be closed Thu 10 & Fri 11, Mon 14 - Fri 18, Mon 21 & Tue 22 October. This is due to road closures in Slimbridge village. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


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


Our daily events

These are the typical times, but please check out What's On board when you arrive at the centre to find out what time the tours are running that day and where to meet up.

Guided walks

A guided walk is a great way to learn more about the centre and its wildlife. Join one of our volunteers as they take you on a walk and hear about the history of the centre and its wildlife.

Starts 10.30am. Lasts approximately one hour. Meet on the boardwalk just outside the Toad Hall exit of the Visitor centre (near Mute swan interpretation panel).


Meet our friendly family of Otters, Flo, Mini and Haha and hear a talk as they tuck into a tasty fish supper.

11.30am and 3pm Lasts approx 20 minutes. Meet at the Otter Pool in the Back from the Brink area.


Discover how Slimbridge staff are working to breed and release back into the wild these birds which have been extinct in the UK for over 300 years.

2.30pm Lasts approx 15 minutes. Meet at the Mesolithic Hut at the Back from the Brink area.


Come to Toad Hall and hear our expert give an insight into the world of amphibians, and their habitats. If you’re brave enough you will have the opportunity to hold some of the frogs, toads and newts.

2.15pm daily, and 12.30pm on weekends and school holidays. Lasts approx 20 minutes. Meet in Toad Hall