| WWT SLIMBRIDGE|
WWT Slimbridge is a wetland reserve situated close to Slimbridge village near to Dursley, Gloucestershire.
Slimbridge Wetland Centre was the first Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) to be opened, on the 10th of November 1946, due to the vision of Sir Peter Scott.
Statue of Sir Peter Scott at WWT London.
Slimbridge Wetland Centre cares for and studies ducks, geese and swans of the world and offers excellent opportunity for bird watchers and photography.
WWT Slimbridge covers 3 square kilometres of which 500,000 square metres has been landscaped and is open to the public.
To view the various zones at Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (W.W.T.), click the thumbnails below: -
To aid finding and identifying wildfowl at WWT Slimbridge, various Lists have been compiled recording where and when the wildfowl were last seen during our various visits:-
Novembers Photograph: James's Flamingo taken by ©Nigel Key.
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||As well as being a fantastic place to visit, WWT Slimbridge is very important to maintain and preserve Wetlands.|
They are essential for storing and cleaning water, helping to prevent floods and storms.
Freshwater Wetlands hold over 40% of all known species,
covering just 6% of the Earth's surface and yet they store around 35% of the Worlds Carbon.
Over the last Century, half of the World's inland wetlands have been lost with 15% of wetlands bird species in decline and 30% of wetland mammals threatened.
||Sloane Observation Tower is positioned above the Visitor Centre giving amazing views of the Cotswold escarpment in the East and the Forest of Dean in the West.|
Access to the tower is from the Visitor Centre by either stairs or lift. Entry is free but you will need to get a token
from a member of staff to comply with their Health & Safety rules.
You can help to protect wetland habitats in the UK and around the World by becoming a member of the WWT, visit official WWT
site for details.
Some of the Activities at WWT Slimbridge: -
Welly Boot Land
- visit the outdoor wet playground suitable
for all the family.
RBC Rain Garden
- visit the award winning Chelsea Show
- visit the otter pool and listen to talks and watch
them being fed.
Toad Hall Talks
- visit Toad Hall in the visitor centre and listen
to one of the amphibian talks.
- enjoy a guided tour of Slimbridge.
- explore the one kilometre waterway by canoe.
(extra charge applies)
Land Rover Safari
- take a tour of the Slimbridge reserve from
a covered trailer with a warden. (extra charge applies)
- visit the numerous hides around the reserve
and observe the wildlife.
|Where to find WWT Slimbridge|
November to March
9:30am - 5:00pm
April to October
9:30am - 5:30pm
|Last admission one hour before closing.|
Christmas eve 9:30am - 3:00pm.
Christmas Day - Closed.
Directions (Official WWT Slimbridge Website)