Slimbridge Wetland Centre is one of the UK’s best nature reserves where you can see a wide variety of species year round, but it’s the winter months when the reserve is at its best!
To celebrate the amazing wildlife that can be seen at Slimbridge during the winter months we’re hosting a series of events in December to February as part of our Wild Winter. Look out for special events throughout the season in celebration of our winter birds.
Some events do require booking in advance and are available now. Please check each event weekend page by clicking links below and keep up to date with the latest Wild Winter news by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and search for #WildWinterIsComing
Saturday 30th December to Monday 1st January
Winter Spectacle Weekend
A weekend celebrating the sheer number of birds at Slimbridge in the winter. Weekend events will include special Bird Watch Mornings with our reserve wardens to help you start your New Year bird list, a bird ringing demonstration with local volunteers, experts in our hides to help you identify the birds you see and a chance to find out more about changes to the reserve from the Slimbridge 2020 project. Find out more here.
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th January
Brilliant Bewick's Weekend
A weekend celebrating WWT’s 60 years of research of the Bewick’s Swan and the recent expedition from Russia to the UK made by the Flight of the Swans team. Weekend events will include special morning commentated swan feeds, activities for all the family to learn more about this amazing species, special floodlit swan suppers as the birds prepare to roost and exclusive opportunity to go behind the scenes with a tour of the Scott House to see where WWT’s research all began. There’ll also be talks from our experts updating you on our research and the Flight of the Swans project. Find out more here.
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January
Wonderful Wildfowl Weekend
A weekend looking at the variety of ducks and geese visiting Slimbridge in the winter and where they have come from to get here. Weekend events will include special Bird Watch Mornings walks with our reserve wardens, demonstration of our Duck Decoy and how we can catch birds using a dog, activities for all the family to learn more about wildfowl and a special commentated feed of seaducks in the Tundra Pen. Find out more here.
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st January
Beyond Slimbridge Weekend
A weekend showcasing the projects that start at Slimbridge but heads out across the world. The weekend will include a series of special guest speakers giving talks on various WWT projects including Spoon-billed Sandpipers, the Great Crane Project, Project Godwit and Mission Madagascar. Find out more here.