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We're open 7 days a week, 364 days a year and there's always something to see and do!

Winter (November to March)

9.30am to 5.00pm (last admission 4pm);

Christmas Eve 9.30am to 3pm (last admission 2.30pm). We only close to the public on 25 December. (Change of closing time coincides with changing of clocks).

Summer (April to October)

9.30am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm).

As there is a lot to see and do here we recommend you ensure that you arrive sufficiently early so your visit isn't rushed. Visitors are not permitted to be in the grounds after closing time at 5.30pm. (Change of closing time coincides with changing of clocks).

Canoe Safari (Spring, Summer and Autumn)

The Canoe Safari runs every day between 11am and 4pm from Easter through to October Half Term (weather dependant). When the clocks go back for winter, final canoe hire will be from 3pm. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. It is also open on weekends and school holidays throughout the autumn and some weekends and holidays in the winter if the weather is good. The canoe safari is closed on wet, cold and windy days.

Other opening times

Kingfisher Kitchen serves between 9.30am - 4pm daily.
Swan Café is open on Saturdays and Sundays, plus during school holidays 10am – 12 noon.
Canoe kiosk is open daily 10:30am - 3:30pm.
Welly Boot Land kiosk is open on Saturdays and Sundays, plus school holidays 11am - 3pm.
Sloane Observation Tower is open 9.30am – 4.20pm in spring/summer and 3.50pm in autumn/winter.

Guide dogs and dogs at Slimbridge

Trained assistance dogs wearing the appropriate branded jacket and lead/harness, and where possible with the accompanying ID card are welcome. Unfortunately dogs in training are not permitted on site, and we would appreciate if visitors are able to call ahead, to let us know they will be visiting with an assistance dog on 01453 891200.

Please note that all other dogs are not permitted within the grounds. We kindly ask that dog owners consider the welfare of their pets, ensuring dogs are not left in unoccupied cars at Slimbridge in warm weather conditions.