Your Slimbridge summer starts here

Plan your Slimbridge adventure and immerse yourself in a world of wetland wildlife, this summer holiday.

From Saturday 23 July to Sunday 4 September, why not try the following daily activities...

11am | Science show, Living Wetland Theatre
Experience a habitats themed show in the theatre. Activities will include making your own water filtration system!

11am – 12.30pm | Engagement activities, Arctic Adventure
Weigh and measure a swan, complete analysis of poo samples, or track visitors movement around site - as we do with birds out in the wild.

12 – 12.45pm | Lettuce Feed Nene, Mission Possible
Feed lettuce to the rarest goose in the world - the nene, in a Hawaiian landscape.


2 – 3pm | Pond Dipping, Pond Zone
The ponds have suddenly come alive in time for summer! On the lead up to summer we have caught both boatmen species, bloodworms, sticklebacks, damselfly nymphs and the very first dragonfly nymph of the season. See what you can find below the surface.

3.30pm – 4.15pm | iSandbox, Rain Garden
Stimulate the senses with our Wetlands Interactive Sandbox and see what landscapes you can create. The iSandbox uses augmented reality to take a traditional sandpit to magical new proportions.

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Canoe Safari

Grab a paddle and spot wildlife from the water on our 1KM Canoe Safari trail. Daily 11am - 4pm (weather permitting).

Canoe Safari, credit Clem Hencher Stevens.jpg

Wild Safari

Explore the wider and wilder side of Slimbridge on a 4x4 Wild Safari - look for dragonflies, butterflies, birds and maybe even snakes! Daily at 11.30am & 2pm (weather permitting).

Wetland Heroes app

Try out our family friendly app, Wetland Heroes and discover the full extent of Slimbridge this May Half Term. Experience Slimbridge like never before by going on fact finding missions and taking on fun challenges suitable for the whole family. Tried it before? Don't forget there's new packs to explore each season! Find out more.


Wonders of Wetlands

Watch birds fly overhead in our new Living Wetland Theatre, including the famous Sprout the pelican, Nzuri the crowned crane and other feathery friends. Typical times are 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm but please check the board at admissions on arrival.

Don't forget to share your Slimbridge adventure with us online using #MySlimbridge