Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) Outdoor Learning School Trips Slimbridge Gloucestershire

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South West

WWT Slimbridge Bowditch, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, GL2 7BT

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January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

Educational groups of all sizes welcomed all year round. Whether you are looking for a hands-on exploratory investigation into wetland life & habitats, or wanting to understand the survival & conservation of wetland species. 

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Environmental Studies | Zoos | Wildlife and Nature Reserves | Special Educational Needs (SEN) | Technology | Safety Awareness | Picnic Areas | Outdoor Education | Indoor Activity & Soft Play Centres | Ecology & Green Awareness | Field Studies | Environment Centres | Animal Welfare | Science | Mathematics | Geography | Conservation

What we offer

We welcome school groups of all sizes, all year round. Whether you are looking for a hands-on exploratory investigation into wetland life and habitats, or wanting to understand the survival and conservation of wetland species, we offer a unique combination of guided and self-guided learning sessions suited to a wide range of ages and abilities.

To find out more or make a booking, please contact our Learning team on 01453 891117 or via email

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What makes us a great choice?

We are the UK's leading wetland conservation organization. Since 1946, over 2.2 million pupils have visited our wetlands sites. One of the UK's leading providers of learning outside the classroom, learners become immersed in a unique environment, coming face to face with the unexpected, exploring wetland habitats hands-on.

Accreditation and Awards

Yes, the LOtC Quality Badge.

What is typically included?

An education visit package includes:

- A hands-on guided learning session outdoors offered to Early Years, KS1-4, A? Level, University and/or Post-Graduate

- A full day's entry to one of our wetland centres

- Access to our adventure play areas and shop

- Binocular hire, spotter sheets and maps

- Bag storage, lunch spaces and coach parking

- Pre and post visit learning resources

- Safety information for risk assessments

- Free familiarization visits for group leaders

Group Sizes Catered For

All sizes but maximum 250 pupils per day

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

As per above. These can be found at: http://www.wwt.org.uk/learn/learn-at-slimbridge/resources/

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Yes, we are happy, as long as they have obtained consent.

Education Officer Information

Yes, our venue has several learning staff and volunteers. We have a Learning Manager, Sue Belej, sue.belej@wwt.org.uk, and learning officers. We also have a general education email at WWT Slimbridge, education.slimbridge@wwt.org.uk.

Pricing Information

Our costs can be found at: http://www.wwt.org.uk/learn/learn-at-slimbridge/our-prices/

These costs will change in January 2017, including the free school visit offer.

Clothing Requirements

We have a FAQs page on our website: http://www.wwt.org.uk/learn/frequently-asked-questions/

We can adapt to the weather. However, we do ask every class to come prepared for all weathers as our visits are predominantly outside.

First Aid Information

We have first aid on site but we recommend schools to bring a first aid kit and qualified first aider with them too.

Available Facilities

As per above: Adventure play areas, shop, bag areas/storage, lunch spaces, coach parking.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

WWT Slimbridge is suitable for SEND groups and SEND individuals. We ask groups to let us know about SEND pupils when booking a trip in order for us to cater to their needs as best as possible.

Opening Hours & Information

We're open from 9.30am everyday, 364 days a year, with seasonal closing times.


?It was pitched perfectly for our children and they haven?t stopped talking about the day.? Primary school teacher

?We had a brilliant time, so many learning opportunities were provided that can?t be recreated in school, thank you.? Primary school teacher

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