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WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

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Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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We spent more than six hours just wandering around on what was a very busy day, the car park full... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mic L
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
Wonderful for all the family

I love this place I go regularly. It has something for everyone. There is a large collection of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nmrc1965
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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See exotic birds from all around the world in our beautiful grounds set in more than 800 acres of wild reserve. Award-winning visitor centre with great facilities.
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Newgrounds Lane | Bowditch, Slimbridge GL2 7BT, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent more than six hours just wandering around on what was a very busy day, the car park full but the site is so big it wasn't crowded. So much to see and explore it was a joy. Excellent access to all parts of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place I go regularly. It has something for everyone. There is a large collection of water fowl and you will learn a lot about them from all the information that is around the site. There are also plenty of bird hides to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Samantha L, Public Relations Manager at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking time to review us. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to us and saw that Slimbridge has something for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Sammi

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place I like to take my grandchildren every time I am in the area. So much wildlife and bird life of course. It’s also very educational with so much for kids and family’s to do. A visit that never disappoints, your be...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Samantha L, Public Relations Manager at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your day with us and we hope you'll be back again soon. Kind regards, Sammi

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well known wetland centre, ideal for family groups. We went at start of Easter holidays so busy with families. Could have done with staff near birds so you could ask questions and certainly needs more information signs regarding birds. We listened to two expert talks,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Samantha L, Public Relations Manager at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your day with us. Slimbridge has something for everyone and it can be busy during the school holidays. I hope you visit again outside of the holidays as Slimbridge is so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous day out. Reasonably priced visit. Very well kept grounds and well thought out enclosures for the birds and animals.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Samantha L, Public Relations Manager at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Slimbridge. I'm pleased to hear you had a wonderful day out and we hope to see you again. Kind regards, Sammi

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another successful day again.I am a birder and photography buff and I enjoyed my trip today despite the gloomy weather.The site is under going a few changes and potential visitors have to be aware that the Holden tower site is now a building site.A new...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Samantha L, Public Relations Manager at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us and got to spot the amazing wildlife out on the reserve. We're aiming to open the new Estuary Tower mid November and we will be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Around 3hrs should be enough time, admission price a tad on the expensive side. Entering you're greeted with all the swans and other native ducks which you can see anywhere. We moved on to the pond area, which just seemed to be stagnant. But things...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Samantha L, Public Relations Manager at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to us. There's a mix of native and non native species in Swan Lake and the pond zone is getting ready for the new season. I'm so pleased to hear that you saw kingfishers close...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time here on a perfect spring day this week. The queue was out of the door when we arrived but it moved quickly. Car parking was easy. Slimbridge is well laid out and easy and flat to walk around. Birds are very...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Samantha L, Public Relations Manager at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us. Great to hear that you saw the amazing kingfishers. Slimbridge changes with every season so I do hope you come back again to visit in the year. Kind regards, Sammi

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky with the weather. Plenty to see (especially bird-wise) and if you had children plenty to keep them occupied. Well laid out and no need for special shoes. Only downside was that the non- native birds had their wings clipped so that they...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Samantha L, Public Relations Manager at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. We have to clip any non-native species in our centre as it's a legal requirement in order to keep them. We feel that we have something to offer everyone, we're a visitor centre as well as a reserve so if you're...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a day out, we actually joined as it means we can come back as much as we like. You can buy bird food there and there are lots of friendly birds to meet. The kids loved the play area and puddle jumping bit. Café...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Samantha L, Public Relations Manager at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your great review. I'm so pleased to hear that you have joined as members. I hope you return for our next family event the Celebrity Dusty Duck Trail this Easter. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards,...More

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Z C
May 13, 2018|
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Response from Maz03 | Reviewed this property |
Just a few minutes drive away is the Prince of Wales hotel in Berkeley.
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David L
April 11, 2018|
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Response from William T | Reviewed this property |
Free for members of WWT otherwise £14.50 for adults - I think it is about £8 for a child
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Terry N
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Response from GetawayAddict | Reviewed this property |
I think no dogs at Slimbridge itself, but there are plenty of nearby places to walk them - dogs aren't usually allowed on bird reserves for obvious reasons!
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