WWT Wetland Centre, Cotswolds, England

Location:
Slimbridge, Gloucestershire (Cotswolds)
Price:
From 10.55 - 11.60 admission price
The price above is for a standard adult depending on if you choose to pay Gift Aid. We also have family, concessionary and child rates which are less, with Gift Aid these are: 32.50, 9 and 6.30. All children aged 4 and under benefit from free admission.
Vouchers: not accepted
Make enquiry

WWT Wetland Centre, Cotswolds, England

Responsible travel: WWT Wetland Centre, Cotswolds, England

Environment

We have been managing the Reserve at WWT Slimbridge for many years ensuring we are providing suitable habitats for a diverse range of birds, mammals, insects and plants.

In recent years we have worked on projects to improve the habitat of the area for Water voles and we have seen a heartening comeback for his wetland mammal.

We are also part of the Great Crane Project alongside the RSPB rearing cranes here at WWT Slimbridge for release into the wild in Somerset. This project is proving a great success and will enhance the landscape of the South West for future generations.

We recycle waste on the site and show visitors ways to conserve water. Our recently opened RBC Rain Garden, which was one of the Chelsea Show Gardens is a valuable tool as they can see firsthand how beautiful and practicality can run side-by-side. In the garden every drop of rain is utilised in the ponds and planting beds, showing how a sustainable garden can work.

Community

As a key attraction in the area we support local accommodation providers by keeping a list of nearby providers so we can pass this onto people coming to the area.

We work with other attractions in the area raising the profile of this beautiful part of the country.

We provide spaces for free to local community groups allowing them to benefit from having us on their doorstep. Some of these groups include Slimbridge Primary School and the Slimbridge Scouts.

We also help organisations who come to us with any wildlife queries. Our work is varied, for example, last year our wildlife experts trained police officers in how to correctly handle swans when they land on motorways. This can help clear roads and most importantly ensures the swan doesn't cause itself any further injury when trying to take off on a hard surface.

This is just one example of the kind of things we are help with!

Landscape

We communicate the importance of wetlands to our visitors and give practical tips on how everyone can make a difference by conserving water and habitats even at home. This might be a simple as keeping a water butt or creating log piles and garden ponds.

We engage visitors in the work we do on the Reserve through our various events. One of the key ones in the Land Rover safari in which a wildlife expert takes people out onto the reserve so they can see firsthand our local conservation work.

We also have interpretation on the site explaining how our reedbed system works which is a natural way of cleansing water. In all our walks and talks our staff pass on messaging about our conservation work and the importance of wetlands to people and wildlife.

The story of the provider of WWT Wetland Centre, Cotswolds, England

WWT Slimbridge was founded by the conservationist Sir Peter Scott who recognised how valuable the area was to wintering birds. Over the years we have been following his vision by creating and maintaining rich habitats for wildlife and welcoming and enthusing visitors in wetlands and our work. Slimbridge is the original Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust site and is still the headquarters of the charity. There are now eight other WWT Centres which you can visit in the UK. Our WWT centres are all different but were created with the same aim of connecting people and wildlife for the good of both.

Make enquiry

Popular similar England holidays

Dartmoor & Exmoor self guided walking holiday, England
Self guided walking between the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks., from 269 - 639 (3 days) ex flights
Coast to coast self guided cycling holiday in England
The varied and beautiful landscapes of northern England, from 300 - 380 (3 days) ex flights
Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England
Discover Kent's history, its landscape and its people, from 559 (6 days) ex flights
Nordic walking in the Surrey Hills, England
Nordic Walking in the Surrey countryside, from 5 - 50 per course

WWT Wetland Centre, Cotswolds, England

You can trust responsibletravel.com reviews because, unlike many other schemes, reviews can ONLY be written by people who we have verified have been on the holidays. In addition, we don't run these holidays ourselves - our only interest is giving you the best independent advice.


5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
Make enquiry
Convert currencies