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 nine new inspirational and immersive wildlife experiences and activities allowing you to get closer to nature.FIND OUT MORE
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.
NOW OPEN! Witness the historic practice of using a specially trained dog to catch wild ducks in our duck decoy. Find out more.
OPENING SUMMER 2019 - Have you got what it takes to be a researcher in the arctic tundra? Find out more.
Scott's Goose Challenge
OPENING AUTUMN 2019 - 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.
OPENING 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 OCTOBER 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.
Create and Connect
OPENING WINTER 2020 - Explore human relationships with birds and get creative in the craft barn, hand feed the birds in the barnyard and see the eider duck farm. Find out more.