Private wildlife experiences
To make your self-catering stay extra special you can add on a luxury wildlife experience for your party depending on the season you visit. Choose between;
Private Reserve Tour: Available May - September, subject to availability.
As the visitors depart for the evening, you will have the Slimbridge reserve to yourselves. Enjoy a private tour with a member of our expert team who will take you to experience the wildlife highlights on offer. Make use of our professional guide to improve your birding skills, help with identification or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Severn estuary.
Please note that if the weather is fine and dry then the tour will take place in a purpose built trailer towed by our Landrover. If it is wet - or has been wet in the few days preceding the event - then the safari will take place on foot.
Tours are £200 for up to 6 people. Please contact us in advance of your stay to check the dates.
Let Us Cook Tonight - Subject to availability.
Whether you’re tired from your journey or simply fancy a night off, why not allow us to cater for you and your guests? Our chef will cook a delicious three course meal which will be delivered to you ready to pop in the oven while you relax and enjoy the evening. Made with local produce in our own kitchen this offer includes a choice of wine, prosecco, beer or soft drinks to accompany your meal. Dietary requirements can be catered for.
£35 per head.
Evening with the Swans: Available; December 4th, 11th & 18th; January Fridays & Saturdays only; February 4th, 5th, 11th &12th. Subject to availability, please contact us in advance.
Meet our expert team to learn about some of the amazing wildlife that visits Slimbridge during the winter including the famous Bewick's swans and find out why these birds are special to WWT. Meet a member team as they prepare to feed the wildlife on the floodlit Rushy Lake and see if you can identify different species. This will be followed by an evening dining experience in the Kingfisher Kitchen restaurant.
£30 per person.
Please note: experiences on offer vary during each season depending on what wildlife is present and weather conditions. This is a joint experience with other members of the public.
Wild Winter Walk: Available December - February, Monday-Thursday only.
Experience the wild winter spectacle that is Slimbridge with the help of one of our amazing volunteer Guides in the Hides. Watch as thousands of wintering birds wheel over the wetlands, including Golden Plover, Lapwing, Wigeon and Teal. Look out for our White-fronted Geese and birds of prey on the hunt, and then head back to the comfort of our Peng Observatory for an exclusive chance to see our Reserve Wardens head out on to the Rushy to feed the visiting Bewick's Swans and hear more about our work to conserve them. £90 per group.
Private Scott House Tours: Subject to availability.
Take a step back in time as you take a private tour of Sir Peter Scott’s home where he championed the cause of worldwide wildlife conservation through growing the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) and set up the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Find out how Sir Peter Scott made Slimbridge the birthplace of modern conservation. Be one of the first people to take a tour of Scott House bursting at the seams with his personal belongings – from his notebooks and sketches to his books and record collection. Experience the spectacular views from Sir Peter Scott’s studio over his beloved lake – the Rushy Pen. Explore the 1950s kitchen and hear stories of family life at Slimbridge. Discover the many famous names who have signed the Scott House visitor book.
£60 per group