Your new Slimbridge

The Slimbridge 2020 project will transform Slimbridge with new inspirational and immersive experiences and activities to get you closer to nature and to uncover the incredible life of WWT founder, Sir Peter Scott whose legacy still drives our work today.

About the project

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 eight new inspirational and immersive wildlife experiences and activities allowing you to get closer to nature.

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Nine new inspirational and immersive wildlife experiences including opening the home of WWT founder Sir Peter Scott and a new 380 seat open air wetlands theatre.

Duck Decoy

NOW OPEN! Witness the historic practice of using a specially trained dog to catch wild ducks in our duck decoy. Find out more.

Arctic Adventure

NOW OPEN! - Have you got what it takes to be a researcher in the arctic tundra? Find out more.

Scott's Goose Challenge

NOW OPEN - Can you find one of the rarest geese in the UK? See if you can spot the lesser white-fronted goose roaming amongst the wild geese and swans. View full details.

Scott House Museum

BOOKING NOW OPEN FOR SEPTEMBER 2019 - Take a step back in time as you enter WWT founder, Sir Peter Scott’s home and explore his amazing life and achievements. Find out more.

Estuary Tower Hide

OPENING NOVEMBER 2019 - Witness magnificent views of the Severn Estuary and its wildlife from our new, fully accessible hide. Find out more.

Living Wetland Theatre and Waterscapes Aviary

OPENING EASTER 2020 - Sit back and watch and wonder at wetland birds flying overhead in our ground breaking new open-air theatre. Find out more.

Severn Estuary Walkway

OPENING SUMMER 2020 - Explore the wonderfully wild parts of the reserve from our fully wheelchair accessible walkway and viewing platform. Discover the old goose hut and take shelter in the Shepherd’s hut. Find out more.

Mission Possible

OPENING SUMMER 2020 - Meet the nene – the world’s rarest goose and discover how we bring species back from the edge of extinction. Find out more.

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