(AD) Wetland Heroes: Our day out at WWT Slimbridge

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As a child, WWT Slimbridge was one of my favourite places in Gloucestershire to visit. I loved the wide open spaces to explore, the freedom to run around and the chance to hand feed the friendly Hawaiian Nene geese.

So, when WWT Slimbridge invited me to visit the wetlands centre to celebrate the launch of their new Wetland Heroes app I jumped at the chance!

Walking through the grounds at WWT Slimbridge

WWT Slimbridge is a perfect place for families to explore together. The site now offers lots of interesting exhibits including a Mission Impossible trip to Hawaii, an Arctic Explorers base and a Living Wetland Theatre and Waterscapes Aviary.

Play areas aplenty include our favourite Welly Boot Land (be sure to pack your wellies or swimming gear depending on the season) and the Riverside playground where you can enjoy a picnic! Bubba loved playing on all the equipment and splashing in the water.

Welly Boot Land

Wetland Heroes, the new app created by WWT Slimbridge in collaboration with Aardman Animations, enables young and old visitors alike to enjoy an interactive experience whilst on site.

Visitors are encouraged to download the app, available on both Apple and Android, scan markers around the site and enjoy a mobile experience which connects the digital world to the real one.

Encouraging visitors to explore the full extent of WWT Slimbridge, the app took us on a journey to lesser known parts of the wetlands centre and allowed us to take part in fact finding missions and fun challenges along the way!

We particularly enjoyed scanning the marker at the otter enclosure which gave us a deeper understanding of these incredible mammals and an insight into their world as well as photo opportunities.

Wetland Heroes otter marker

The app changes along with the seasons so there are always new experiences and challenges for the whole family to enjoy.

For the rest of our day we took our time and explored the wetlands centre. With a newborn baby, we were pleased to see the baby changing facilities were clean with plenty of places to stop and feed throughout the site. We also found the covid restrictions were adhered to throughout the site. The many fluffy goslings were a delight to see!


The flamingoes were a particular favourite and so bright against the red hot poker plants and beautiful blue sky!


Thank you so much to WWT Slimbridge for inviting us to the launch of the Wetland Heroes app, we thoroughly enjoyed our family day out and hope to be back soon.

Have you visited WWT Slimbridge? Will you try the Wetland Heroes app? Which part of the wetlands centre is your favourite place to play? Comment below, say hello and let us know!

As always, thank you so much for reading.

Love, Thrifty Mumma X

To find out more about WWT Slimbridge please visit the dedicated website here: https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/slimbridge

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