To protect the health and wellbeing of our flamingos and some collection birds, they will be undercover over the winter. Also, due to government requirements we have stopped hand-feeding the birds. Thank you for understanding.

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Santa's Coming to Slimbridge

Date: 11, 12, 18 & 19 December

Celebrate Christmas this year by treating your loved ones to a delicious meal at Slimbridge. You’ll get to meet Santa and his elves over a tasty all day breakfast and even get to receive a gift from the man himself.

Then wrap up warm, fill your lungs with fresh air and make some magical memories this festive season as you soak up our wonderful wildlife and enjoy an adventure packed day in over 100 acres of nature filled wetland paradise.

It’s a fantastic way to relax and spend some precious time in beautiful surroundings with those you love. Plus you’ll also get to enjoy a fun day out in nature in our stunning winter wetlands.

We’ve got everything covered to make sure you have a great time. So celebrate Christmas with us and we promise you a fun and safe day out this festive season.

Santa and his swans are on their way and we’re good to go. What are you waiting for?



Book your table in the Kingfisher Kitchen restaurant and Santa will make an appearance during your meal. Please note, depending on Covid-19 regulations during the winter we will may need to change your booking to comply with the latest information at the time.

Breakfast sessions are at 10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm & 3pm

Adult All-day breakfast: Sausage, hash browns, bacon, eggs, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, toast plus tea or coffee.

Children’s All-day breakfast: Sausage, hash brown, bacon, egg, beans, toast plus orange juice.

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available, please state any dietary requirements when booking.




This Christmas we're offering a jam-packed day of festive fun which the whole family will love. Tickets for Santa's coming to Slimbridge include a combination of a meal, visit to your table from Santa (at a safe distance) and a gift for a participating child. If you are a member then there is no admission fee, for non- members admission is included in the price with a 50% discount. There must be one paying adult and one paying child per booking.

  • Member Ticket (Adult, Child, Concession) - £14.95 includes admission, meal, Santa visit and gift for children.
  • Non-member Adult Ticket - £22 includes admission and a meal.
  • Non-member Child Ticket (4 -16 years)- £19.15 includes admission, meal, Santa visit and gift.
  • Non-member Child Ticket (2- 3 years) - £14.95 includes admission, meal, Santa visit and gift.
  • Children (Under 2) - Free, admission only. If you'd prefer for your under 3 to have a meal please book a child ticket).
  • Non-member Concession (65+, disabled, full time student or unemployed) - £21.09 includes meal and admission.
  • Essential helper assisting disabled visitors - £14.95 includes admission and food. This ticket is only valid with concessionary rate tickets.

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