WWT Slimbridge

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

Canoe Safari

(30 March - 7 October weather permitting)

Grab a paddle and sail the watery passages of our canoe safari trail.  Cruise down our kilometre long trail in a canoe which can take up to three people. Sit back and relax as you look out for wildlife along the way such as water voles, dragon flies, warblers and ducks.

11am – 4pm. £7 per boat (Cash only). Canoe hire is for an hour.

The boats take up to three people. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, minimum age is 3 years old.

Wild Safari

May to October on Saturdays, Sundays and every day throughout school holidays

Head out on safari with our warden to see the best views of the reserve and wild birds that live on the banks of the Severn estuary.

Enjoy the sights from the comfort of a seat in the covered trailer. The warden will stop at interesting points on the drive around the Reserve.

Wild Safaris 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.

Cost is Adults £5 and Children £3.50 - Book tours on arrival at the Admissions area.

Please note that the safaris are weather dependent and it is advisable to wear sturdy footwear and warm protective clothing especially during cold and or wet days.

These Safari tours are in addition to the normal admission charge.

We have a lift installed in the trailer so that wheelchair users can go on safari. A few further adaptions with seats do need to be made to the trailer so please give at least two hours notice if you are wishing to take a wheelchair on the trailer.