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Slimbridge sees most successful breeding year for threatened Bewick’s swans in 20 years

Slimbridge sees most successful breeding year for threatened Bewick’s swans in 20 years

This winter we have so far seen a total of 128 Bewick’s swans arrive on the reserve. 33 of these 128 swans have included juveniles, making it the most successful breeding year for 20 years!

Slimbridge winter wildlife

Slimbridge winter wildlife

Winter brings its own special beauty to Slimbridge. With up to 30,000 wild wintering ducks, geese and swans feeding and roosting on the reserve it is a magical time to visit.

Top 5 things to experience this Christmas at Slimbridge

Top 5 things to experience this Christmas at Slimbridge

Winter is a magical time to visit Slimbridge. From seeing Santa with all the family to witnessing our wonderful wildlife spectacle.

Cold spell sees annual 'swanfall' at Slimbridge

Cold spell sees annual 'swanfall' at Slimbridge

A frosty morning on 22 November brought about the first Bewick's ‘swanfall’ of 2021 at Slimbridge.

WWT and Slimbridge turn 75!

WWT and Slimbridge turn 75!

From pulling birds back from extinction to creating wonderful new nature friendly habitats - WWT and Slimbridge celebrated 75 years on 10th November.

Slimbridge wins Gold Accreditation from VisitEngland

Slimbridge wins Gold Accreditation from VisitEngland

We are extremely pleased to have won a Gold accreditation from VisitEngland!

First Bewick’s swan of the winter arrives at Slimbridge

First Bewick’s swan of the winter arrives at Slimbridge

The first of the Bewick’s swans has arrived at Slimbridge, over the weekend, on Saturday 30th October.

New volunteering roles available at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

New volunteering roles available at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Whether you’re looking to meet new people, learn new skills or spend time in an inspiring environment, there’s a volunteer role for you at Slimbridge!

Slimbridge Wins ‘Family Day Out Venue of the Year 2021’ at the So Glos Awards

Slimbridge Wins ‘Family Day Out Venue of the Year 2021’ at the So Glos Awards

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for…we are delighted to announce we have once again won ‘Family Day Out Venue of the Year’ in the 2021 SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards.

Ian Gill's wetland-themed sculpture lands on A38 roundabout!

Ian Gill's wetland-themed sculpture lands on A38 roundabout!

An inspiring wetland-themed sculpture by awarding-winning metal sculptor, Ian Gill, is now complete on the A38 Slimbridge roundabout - marking the completion of Slimbridge’s 75 project.

Top 10 things to look forward to at Slimbridge this October Half Term

Top 10 things to look forward to at Slimbridge this October Half Term

Will you discover what Slimbridge means to you this October Half Term?!

WWT and Slimbridge celebrate 75th year and completion of 2020 project

WWT and Slimbridge celebrate 75th year and completion of 2020 project

On 16th September we celebrated WWT’s 75th year and the completion of our Slimbridge 2020 project with a special event.

Slimbridge awarded 96% as a Quality Visitor Attraction by Visit England

Slimbridge awarded 96% as a Quality Visitor Attraction by Visit England

We're excited to have scored 96% in our recent VAQAS (VisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction) assessment, again improving on previous high scores with a 1% increase from the 2019 assessment!

Summer work on the reserve

Summer work on the reserve

It's been a busy few weeks on the reserve! Catch up with what the team have been up to across Slimbridge in this latest blog.

Slimbridge WINS best Family Attraction in 2021 Muddy Stilettos Awards

Slimbridge WINS best Family Attraction in 2021 Muddy Stilettos Awards

We are extremely delighted to have won best Family Attraction in the 2021 Muddy Stilettos Awards in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.