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Can you crack the code this summer?

Can you crack the code this summer?

From 20 July - 1 September our site will be transformed into a giant puzzle. We're hosting a huge interactive puzzle adventure for all the family for summer 2024 – with our beautiful wetlands as the backdrop. Plus, clever customers who crack th

9 July 2024

Winners of Travellers' Choice Awards

Winners of Travellers' Choice Awards

We're pleased to announce we have been recognised in TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Awards for 2024. The award honours businesses that consistently earn great reviews and places us among the top 10% of listings around the world on TripAdvisor. As

3 July 2024

'Fan-tache-tic' bearded reedling hatches

'Fan-tache-tic' bearded reedling hatches

For the first time, we've bred bearded reedlings - a new species for WWT Slimbridge! The Aviculture Team are thrilled to report that our first ever bearded reedling chick has fledged the nest. These birds are famous for 3 things: for surely

18 June 2024

Dave Paynter awarded British Empire Medal

Dave Paynter awarded British Empire Medal

WWT Slimbridge's Reserve Manager, Dave Paynter, has made the King's Birthday Honours List! We're very excited and proud to announce Dave Paynter has been awarded a BEM (British Empire Medal), for his outstanding contributions to wildlife conservation.

17 June 2024

New bus service launching

New bus service launching

From Monday 17 June, WWT visitors can use the newly launched bookable Robin bus service - covering the Berkeley Vale area. This accessible service is run by Gloucestershire County Council and connects places in rural locations which often have infrequen

13 June 2024

Going for Gold!

Going for Gold!

We're incredibly proud to have won Gold in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2024 as ‘Large Visitor Attraction of the Year’. The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence champion the very best of the country’s tourism industry celebrating quality

7 June 2024

5th Victory as 'Family Day Out of the Year'

5th Victory as 'Family Day Out of the Year'

We're delighted to announce we have won ‘Family Day Out of the Year’ in the 2024 SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards. This is the second year in a row we've won this award and fifth time winning over the seven years of the award scheme! T

17 May 2024

Bing and Flop return for May Half Term

Bing and Flop return for May Half Term

Join Bing and Flop for mini-shows and character appearances from 25 May - 2 June.

13 May 2024

WWT Slimbridge finalists in VisitEngland Awards

WWT Slimbridge finalists in VisitEngland Awards

Following our success in 2024's Bristol, Bath & Somerset Awards and South West Tourism Awards, we're proud to share that we are through to the finals in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. This is the second year we have got through to these awards t

11 April 2024

'Estuary Shoreline' - coming soon!

'Estuary Shoreline' - coming soon!

We're delighted to share with you our vision for the new ‘Estuary Shoreline’ landscape launching in Autumn 2024. Our new wetlands landscape will be situated directly in front of the Kingfisher restaurant and will provide a beautiful, accessible new

2 April 2024

Bee-autiful new benches

Bee-autiful new benches

Something new and eye-catching has arrived!

28 March 2024

Double Gold for Slimbridge in South West Tourism Awards

Double Gold for Slimbridge in South West Tourism Awards

We're extremely proud to announce we have won two Gold awards in the 2023/24 South West Tourism Awards.

15 March 2024

A Bewick's Blog: Winter 23/24

A Bewick's Blog: Winter 23/24

As the Bewick's swans arrive at Slimbridge this winter, we'll be keeping you updated on the individuals on site this season.

15 March 2024

Love visiting Slimbridge? Please vote for us!

Love visiting Slimbridge? Please vote for us!

We're delighted to have been shortlisted in the 'Family Day Out Venue of the Year' category in the 2024 SoGlos Awards as well as nominated for 'Best Family Attraction' in the Muddy Stilettos Gloucestershire and Worcestershire Awards. SoGlos AwardsWe previ

5 March 2024

Meet Bing and Flop this Spring

Meet Bing and Flop this Spring

Families will have the chance to meet Bing, the title character from the multi-award winning animated series this spring. Bing and Flop will be with us from Saturday 23 March until Sunday 2 June for Bing’s Nature Explorers event programme. There will b

28 February 2024