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Plans to expand Gloucestershire wetland centre revealed

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust have nine wetland centres spread throughout the UK offering fantastic days out and the chance to get close to amazing wildlife such as otters, flamingos, water voles and rare birds from around the world.

In Gloucestershire, Slimbridge Wetland Centre is currently undergoing a £6 million transformation with plans to unveil twelve ground-breaking new exhibits by 2020.

The new development will include hands-on wildlife experiences, stunning art spaces, viewing towers and accessible platforms over the River Severn.

In addition, Sir Peter Scott’s house will be opened to the public for the time, allowing visitors’ access to the birthplace of modern conservation. Scott’s house remains remarkably unchanged since he lived and worked there in the middle of the twentieth.

A beautifully designed 380 seat Living Wetland Theatre will offer up close encounters with free-flying birds, regular demonstrations, shows and talks, while one of the flamingo houses will be converted into a stunning art space for have-a-go artists.

Plus a visit wouldn’t be complete without seeing the wild areas that surround Slimbridge on the banks of the River Severn, referred to by Peter Scot as ‘the avian Serengeti’.

To find out more go to wwt.org.uk/slimbridge2020

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