We’re open and looking forward to welcoming you back but please note that everyone needs to book their visit in advance. We’ve made other changes too and restricted or closed some of our experience. Visit the bookings page for details.

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Get set for 100 adventure-filled acres of wildlife. Spend some quality time with our beautiful ducks, geese and fabulous flamingos, discover new wildlife in our hides and go wild in our adventure playgrounds.

What to expect when you visit

During this period while we emerge from lockdown please note that we’ve had to restrict and even completely close some experiences at Slimbridge to help everyone stay safe. We haven’t updated the whole website because the situation changes frequently, so this page is likely to be inaccurate. We hope this doesn’t affect your enjoyment of your day.


Slimbridge 2020

WWT founder, Sir Peter Scott believed in giving everyone the opportunity to get close to nature – so they could be inspired to protect it. Thanks to support from The Heritage Lottery Fund, grants, trusts and our supporters we’re transforming Slimbridge with nine new inspirational and immersive wildlife experiences and activities allowing you to get closer to nature.


Meet our wildlife superstars

Go nose-to-beak with some of nature's most exciting animals

Feathered fancies

Your first stop at Slimbridge has to be the grain desk. Grab your bag of seed and have our ducks, geese and swans eating out of the palm of your hand. Spot the rarest goose in the world and our iconic Bewick’s swans. Then play a game of flamingo bingo! Marvel at our pink wonders and see if you can see all our species in one day.

Watery wonders

Enter the alien world of amphibians in Toad Hall and ponder over frogs, newts, salamanders from all over the world. Get close-up and even hold one of our star species in our talk and handling sessions daily. Then head outside to our Pond Zone for some watery fun, learning all about pond life and its secret superpowers.

Marvellous mammals

Meet our fabulous otters and watch them splash and play at feeding time. Then see cute-as-a-button harvest mice up-close; see if you can spot our shy water voles and learn how we’re helping save endangered species in Back from the Brink.

Wonder, explore, play

Exciting hands-on discovery for all ages

Watery fun at Welly Boot Land

Make a splash in Welly Boot Land! With waterwheels, bridges, fountains and stream, our watery playground is the best fun ever. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Our outdoor adventure playground, Riverlife, offers hours of fun, while our indoor soft play area is the perfect rainy day retreat.

Arctic Adventure Experience

Visit the Arctic Adventure exhibit which recreates life on the Arctic Tundra where WWT researchers study wildlife including the Bewick’s swans. Find out more.

Scott House Museum

Scott House Museum is now open for daily guided tours around the home of WWT’s founder Sir Peter Scott which overlooks the Rushy Lake. Find out more.

Discover something new in our hides

For chilled out wildlife watching, try one of our 13 fabulous hides. Our South Lake Discovery hide comes complete with comfy chairs, binoculars, a telescope and ID books, perfect for all the family. Head for heights? Then climb the observatory tower for bird’s eye 360 views over the stunning River Severn Estuary.