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;
VIP Behind-The-Scenes Tour: Available April - September
As the visitors depart for the evening, you will have Slimbridge centre to yourselves. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes exclusive tour with a member of our expert team and get up close and experience amazing animal encounters. Head back to the Lodge for a private chef experience for you and your guests. The following day, you will be collected and taken for a bird watching breakfast in the South Lake hide.
Evening with the Swans: Available November - February
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 and a bird watching breakfast the following day in the South Lake hide.
Please note: experiences on offer vary during each season depending on what wildlife is present and weather conditions. If Evening with the Swans is for a Friday or Saturday evening, you will join other visitors for the evening and dinner will be served in the Kingfisher Kitchen.