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WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Award-winning visitor centre overlooking nationally and internationally protected wetlands.
This site is an important area for birds, including a wintering area for migrating water birds such as Bewicks Swans and houses WWTs species conservation programme. Sir Peter Scotts vision became a reality at Slimbridge in 1946, when he realised how many thousands of geese depended on the shores of the Severn Estuary.
Eating - Relax in our Waters Edge Restaurant with its spectacular view of the Caribbean flamingos. Enjoy a delicious selection of home-made sandwiches, salads, hot meals and tempting cakes created with the very best, organic produce.
Shopping - The gift shop stocks a wide range of homewares, wildlife books, outdoor clothing, bird feeders/boxes, cards, postcards and stationery, children's gifts and souvenirs of your visit to the centre. We also sell a unique range of products featuring the artwork of WWT founder Sir Peter Scott.
Binoculars - Binoculars can be hired from our reception. You can also visit the In Focus shop on site if you are considering buying new equipment.
Because there is always something to see and do, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre is open 7 days a week, 364 days a year. We only close to the public on 25 December.
Winter (November to March - 9.30am to 5.00pm (last admission 4pm); Christmas Eve 9.30am to 3pm (last admission 2.30pm)
Summer (April to October - 9.30am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm). Visitors are not permitted to be in the grounds after closing time at 5.30pm. As there is a lot to see and do here we recommend you ensure that you arrive sufficiently early so your visit isn't rushed.
Canoe Safari (Easter - September 2012) - The Canoe Safari will be running every day between 11am and 4pm from Easter through to September. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. It is also open on weekends and school holidays throughout the autumn and some weekends and holidays in the winter if the weather is good. The canoe safari is closed on wet, cold and windy days.