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WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

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This reserve is well signposted from the M5. Even on dull days this place attracts the crowds! It... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Graham R
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Honiton, United Kingdom
Fantastic visit

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Slimbridge. The conservation work undertaken by the staff and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MathandAndy
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Oxfordshire, 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 4 days ago

This reserve is well signposted from the M5. Even on dull days this place attracts the crowds! It combines a collection of waterbirds with access to the nature reserve along the Severn estuary. The wildfowl collection is of use for ID purposes, even for ardent...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Graham R
Samantha L, Public Relations Manager at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us and got to witness some of the amazing wildlife out on the reserve and within our collection. We hope to see you again soon....More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Slimbridge. The conservation work undertaken by the staff and volunteers at WWT is to be applauded. It was lovely to see the Bewick's swans before they made their way back to Siberia and the thousands of other wildfowl all...More

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

Thanks you for your review. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day with us. We're currently running a volunteer recruitment campaign so hopefully when you visit us you will be able to see more guides in the hides. There are some but...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous afternoon looking at the wild birds - off to the right as you come out of the reception area - you’ll need binoculars or scopes to see them in detail. What a sight the cranes are, great that the reintroduction project is working so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Samantha L, Public Relations Manager at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks you for taking the time to review our Swan Supper evenings and wild bird views. I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at Slimbridge. I hope you'll visit us again soon, with so many seasonal changes there's new things to see each...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a dry, dull day but were not disappointed with the number and variety of birds. There are plenty of hides to view from and , if you don’t fancy sitting in a hide, the paths through all the different wetland areas are...More

Date of experience: January 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 recent visit. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us and we hope to see you again during a different season as well as the centre changes all the time. Kind regards.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled for 3 hours to visit Slimbridge Wetland Centre, there was a long queue to pay to get in and there was no separate queue for members who didn't need to pay so a member of staff behind the counter just had to shout...More

Date of experience: January 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 the time to review us and to provide valuable feedback. I have passed these comments on and can only apologise about the length of the queues you experienced. We will take this on and work hard to improve so it's a much...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The nice thing about going places in the winter months is less people and more space for us we had a grat day out and found lots of things to do and seeMore

Date of experience: December 2018
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Samantha L, Public Relations Manager at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to us. I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to us. We have new exhibits opening including Sir Peter Scott's former home Scott House in September so we hope to see you again. Kind...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to Slimbridge and what a lovely place to visit. An abundance of wildlife. We had one swan that came and sat next to us! Lovely clean and tidy and child friendly. Cafe was a little pricey but served a wide variety of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roy N
Samantha L, Public Relations Manager at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An abundance of swans, ducks and geese, and the beautiful Bewick's are here. Most areas are accessible, some work in creating new places of habitat and interest is in progress(exciting times ahead). Well kept hides, great viewing opportunity if you are patient, Slimbridge is an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Samantha L, Public Relations Manager at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing us. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit and got to experience everything we have to offer. With new exhibits opening this year including Arctic Adventure which will re-create life in the Tundra in Arctic Russia where Bewick's swan and other...More

Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

We spent the afternoon wandering around the grounds (an extra charge), then attended the swan feeding talk and viewing (We were sitting down in the warm) before having a beautiful meal. There is a menu choice which you pre order and have your own named...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Samantha L, Public Relations Manager at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing the Swan Supper evening. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the experience and I will pass on your feedback to Dave and the team. We hope to see you again. Kind regards.

Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

Went for a visit between Christmas and the New Year, travelled some distance but the effort was well worth it. On arrival dealt with by very helpful and people friendly staff. The grounds are very open plan and extensive, including lakes, allowing the resident and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Samantha L, Public Relations Manager at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to us and we hope to see you again. We've got lots of new and exciting attractions opening at Slimbridge this year including a new Estuary tower hide which...More

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Z C
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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
11 April 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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