There’s something for everyone at WWT Slimbridge from birdwatchers to families. Now a world-renowned reserve for waterbirds set in 120 acres. Its new £6.2m visitor centre houses a wildlife art gallery, The Hanson Discovery Centre, the Waterside Restaurant, a cinema and the Sloane Observation Tower (which provides the best view of the Severn in the whole of Gloucestershire). Wild swans from Russia come every winter and all six types of flamingos delight the crowds in Summer.
Grab your bag of seed and have the ducks, geese and swans eating out of the palm of your hand. Save some seed for the nene, the world’s rarest goose – or meet the otters for their daily feeds.