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WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

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Stef wrote a review Nov 2020
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I visited Slimbridge in October 2020 expecting a bird nature reserve. I was quite excited to start with, but very quickly realised that the place is pretty much a Zoo for birds. Loads of exotic species, including all types of Flamingos, are kept captive in Slimbridge. How do you keep a bird captive in the open? You clip their wings. Do you want to support such practice? I don't and I will not be returning. BTW, I have seen a reply from Slimbridge to another review saying that they need to stop birds from flying because they could cause damage to the local environment. That's the same reasoning for keeping a tiger in cage, only worse as at least the tiger is not mutilated. My advice to Slimbridge is to start running a natural reserve, not a zoo. In the meantime please add the word 'Zoo' to your description because that's what you are.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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AngelaM007 wrote a review Oct 2020
Westbury, United Kingdom1,761 contributions183 helpful votes
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We visited here as part of a cruise on the canal nearby so only had a limited visit but you could easily stay all day. The virus precautions were well done. We had a lovely wander around seeing lots of the different birds and the otter. You can buy feed for the birds. Lots of available parking and toilets inside and on the way out. A lovely day out.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Vrone1963 wrote a review Oct 2020
Swindon, United Kingdom128 contributions25 helpful votes
Recently visited as a delayed - due to the dreaded COVID-19-Christmas present from my son. I went with a family group with young adults. We all enjoyed our day out. We took a packed lunch and ate sitting on two of the many benches. We had gorgeous weather and enjoyed watching the huge abundance of birds and wildlife. A very happy day indeed!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Wendy A wrote a review Oct 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom59 contributions24 helpful votes
Visited mid October on a mild sunny day. You have to prebook even if you are a member. Some of their released cranes were out on the estuary and we saw a few take off and land which was amazing. All the staff and volunteers we met were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Camper789983 wrote a review Oct 2020
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Needs better covid safety. Reception made little attempt to social distancing. A one way system around the site is ESSENTIAL. Martin Mere near Wharton does a MUCH better job. Much of the site seems run down. Visit not with £50 for two people. Restaurant supposed to open at 11.30, but the counter service wasn't ready for TEN minutes! The screen prevented the assistant from hearing the customer, so she peeped around the side - not at all covid safe. All very amateurish. Would NOT recommend. Other attractions make much more effort.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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