Visiting us

We want to ensure your day is safe and comfortable
and so we have safety measures still in place

Visit essentials

We know some things can make or break a visit so below are the things you've told us are most important to know before booking.

Avian influenza

Avian influenza, often known has bird flu, is commonly carried by wild birds migrating to the UK during the winter months. There are currently new cases confirmed across the UK.

As part of WWT’s comprehensive monitoring of the important populations of wild birds that visit Slimbridge at this time of year, the government’s Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have confirmed a case of avian flu (HPA1 H5N1) in a wild bird. We continue to closely monitor the situation.

The UK Health Security Agency advises that the risk to public health from the virus is very low.

Through our concern for birds in our care and those seeking winter refuge on our reserve, and in line with government requirements, we are taking measures to protect birds and to prevent the spread of the disease.

If you find a sick or dead bird at our centre, please do not touch it or pick it up. Please let one of our team know.

If you keep poultry (including game birds or as pets), you should follow the government’s biosecurity best practice advice.

You can find more information here.

FAQs

We hope you've found all the information you need visiting but just in case, we've listed some common questions and answers below.

Still have a question?

If your question hasn't been answered, please get in touch.

For any booking enquiries relating to a new or existing booking please email tickets@wwt.org.uk.

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For all other enquiries, please submit your question to the right department using our contact form – if your question relates to your local centre, please be sure to select them in the drop-down.