Birds in flight

Wild Winter Weekend

Saturday, 14 January 2023 10:00am to Sunday, 15 January 2023 4:30pm


WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Accessibility features

  • Access for Wheelchair Users Access for Wheelchair Users
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Only
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Changing Place Facility
  • Drop-off Point
  • Family Friendly
  • Hearing Loop
  • Hoist Access To Facilities

A celebration of the wildlife that calls Slimbridge reserve home for the winter, and WWT’s 75+ year history.

Date: Sat 14 & Sun 15 January

On both days; Guides in the Hides, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Head out on to the reserve and meet expert guides who will be on hand to help you identify the winter wildlife you can see from Slimbridge’s hides: Estuary Tower, Zeiss Hide, South Lake Discovery Hide & Peng Observatory. Free with admission, just turn up.

Saturday only; Needle Felt Swan Workshop, 10am – 1pm

Learn how to needle felt a beautiful swan from 100% wool. Steffi Stern, craft enthusiast and retired educator will teach you techniques and tricks such as how to wrap wool around wire, sculpt with wool, plus – adding surface features and colour just by using a felting needle. £50 per person, including a £5 voucher to use in the restaurant or kiosks and admission to Slimbridge. Pre-book tickets, meet in the Art Hub.

Both days; Peter Scott and the Birth of Modern Conservation, by Chris Moore, 12 noon – 1pm

Meet the author of this brilliant new book, and hear more about our founder Sir Peter Scott. Free with admission, first come first served basis. Meet in the cinema.

Both days; Duck Decoy Demonstration, 2 – 3.30pm

Come and witness the historic practice of catching wild ducks in our duck decoy using a specially trained dog. Free with admission, book on arrival. Meet in the foyer.

Both days; Wild Bird Commentated Feed, 4 – 4.30pm

Hear Slimbridge’s warden’s commentary as they feed the hundreds of wintering wild birds, including the Bewick’s swans which have flown all the way from arctic Russia. Free with admission. Meet in the Peng Observatory.