Monday, 6 August 2018

SUMMER FUN AT SLIMBRIDGE


A few weeks ago we were invited to visit the new giant lego trail at Slimbridge WWT in Gloucestershire. I jumped at the chance to go as it included a chance to try out the canoe safari too, which meant I could pursuade the whole family to go as there was something that all ages would enjoy.


The trail was excellent with 14 giant lego sculptures to discover throughout the huge park, Stanley (aged 6) loved finding them and ticking them off on his map. Over 37,000 bricks were used to construct the animal works of art that included otter, water vole, flamingo and swan.


There were plenty of 'real' ducks too! Our favourite bit was the 'back from the brink' display which included otters, water vole and harvest mice which we saw and got really close too, a real joy as you'd never see them in the wild.

There are even lego workshops to take part in throughout the summer, where you get to take part in lego building challenges and make an owl to take home with you, but these need to be booked in advance.


The kingfisher was absolutely amazing and stood proudly next to the canoe hut. The canoe safari is brilliant and really worth doing. The 14 and 12 year old took their own canoe, whilst we took the six year old in ours, suffice to say there was a lot of splashing going on! You have to be over three to go in a canoe but it was a great way to explore the waterways.

It's rare to find a day out that the whole family can enjoy but we all really enjoyed the day, even if we did all have different favourite bits. You can find out more by visiting the WWT Slimbridge website.

Tips to enjoy your day...

Book your tickets online and save 10%.

Entrance includes Welly Boot Land, a play area with streams running through it and water based fun for little ones to enjoy so take towels and swimsuits.

You can book mobility scooters in advance - the boys took their grandparents back the following week and this was great as the park is huge and it meant that grandad could keep up.

Disclosure: We were gifted a family day out to WWT Slimbridge, all views and opinions are our own. 
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