Daily archives: 2nd November 2019


WWT Slimbridge – Estuary Tower Opening Weekend – Lots of events – 16-17 Nov

WWT Slimridge are having a huge celebratory weekend with lots of activities on 16th and 17th November.  All the details and event booking information is on their website here: https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/slimbridge/whats-on/estuary-tower-opening-weekend-1/5488

Join us for a celebratory weekend as we launch the NEW Estuary Tower Hide with ecologist and presenter Mike Dilger.

This new, fully accessible tower offers unprecedented views of the spectacular variety of wildlife here at Slimbridge. With two spacious floors and a wide open terrace, it really does fulfil Sir Peter Scott’s vision of bringing people closer to nature.

To celebrate, we’re hosting a packed weekend of activities, talks and demonstrations. We’ve invited some special guests, too, including the renowned naturalists Mary Colwell and Mike Dilger. So whether you’re a keen birdwatcher, or someone who simply enjoys the great outdoors with your family, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this weekend.

On all weekend

  • Head out to our hides and meet our expert ‘guide in the hide’ volunteers who will be on hand to help you identify a wealth of wildlife across the reserve.
  • Visit the South Lake Discovery Hide to find out how you can take part in the Wetland Bird Survey, and help us monitor and conserve our precious waterbirds.
  • Marvel at the expert skills of the Severn Wildlife Carvers as they shape pieces of wood into breath-taking pieces of art with their display and demonstration in the Visitor Centre Foyer.

Saturday’s special events

  • 12 noon – 1pm: WWT’s Jackie Harris explains how Slimbridge 2020 is transforming the reserve with immersive, stimulating experiences:BOOK NOW
  • 11am, 1:30pm & 3pm: Take a fascinating tour of Scott House Museum where Sir Peter Scott championed the cause of conservation throughout his life: BOOK NOW
  • 2 – 3pm: Watch us guide wild birds into our historic duck decoy, allowing our team to catch them and attach identification rings. Book on arrival at admissions desk.
  • 4 – 4:30pm: As the light fades, enjoy the spectacular sights and sounds of thousands of wild birds being fed by floodlight at a Wild Bird Feed. No booking required, just meet in the Peng Observatory.
  • 5 – 6:30pm: Join naturalist and broadcaster Mike Dilger for an entertaining evening as he shares his unbridled passion for nature: BOOK NOW

Sunday’s special events

  • 11 – 11.45am: Hear naturalist Mary Colwell’s expert insights into the plight of one of our most beloved and endangered birds, the curlew: BOOK NOW
  • 12 noon – 1pm: Find out how we’re working with farmers and landowners to save the curlew, Europe’s largest wading bird: BOOK NOW
  • 2 – 3pm: WWT’s Elle Von Benzon explains how we’re working to repair, restore and conserve the UK’s precious waterscapes: BOOK NOW
  • 2 – 3pm: Watch us guide wild birds into our historic duck decoy, allowing our team to catch them and attach identification rings. Book on arrival at admissions desk.
  • 11am, 1:30pm & 3pm: Take a fascinating tour of Scott House Museum where Sir Peter Scott championed the cause of conservation throughout his life: BOOK NOW
  • 1:30 & 3pm: Join our willow weaving experts as they show you the techniques involved in shaping this fine, flexible wood.