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Spring has Sprung at Slimbridge

Written by: Elmtree Press

Fluffy ducklings, rare geese, elegant flamingos, majestic swans and many different migrating visitors throughout the year. All these can be found at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, set against a backdrop of a managed collection and wild reserve.

WWT Slimbridge is one of nine Wildfowl and Wetland Centres. It was the original Centre opened by Sir Peter Scott in 1946. The Centre is open all year round except for Christmas Day. It is the place to visit to see the one of the largest collection of exotic, rare and endangered ducks, geese, swans and flamingos in a natural setting.

It is here that you and your pupils/groups can get closer to wetlands and wildlife.  Natural wetland habitats and ‘hands on exhibits’ combined with an interactive teaching session, make your visit to us a unique educational experience. Have a fantastic day out, seeing, feeding and learning.

 Learning opportunities include pond dipping, feeding birds, and surveying habitats – providing opportunities to explore adaptations, life-cycles, food chains, habitats, the natural environment and the world around us.

We have space for small and large groups including covered and indoor space for wet weather, accessible paths and facilities, coach parking and toilets. We also provide free familiarisation visits for group leaders and free safety information to help you complete your risk assessments.

If at least 20% of pupils at your school are eligible for free school meals, we may be able to offer you a free school visit, including free entry and a free curriculum-linked guided learning session.

For more information, find out if your school is eligible for a free visit or to make a booking please email education.slimbridge@wwt.org.uk or telephone 01453 891117/6. We look forward to hearing from you.

To visit the WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre main page click here