Slimbridge 2013 Festival of Birds

Come and join in this special festival held between Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January, celebrating birdwatching and see Slimbridge's wild reserve at this busy time of year.Founded by Sir Peter Scott in 1946, WWT Slimbridge is one of nine wetland centres across the UK, and set in 120 acres it is a world-renowned reserve for waterbirds where Wild swans from Russia come every winter and in the summer all six types of flamingos make a stop.Over the weekend there will be a selection of talks from experts as well as a range of workshops and activities to take part in such as mist netting, bird ringing demonstrations and swan bill sketching.For the younger members of the family there is also plenty to do: from face painting, the popular decoy game (where they can learn how ducks are caught for research), the bird count challenge for families at the feeders as well as plenty of arts and craft activities.The popular wildlife reporter from the BBCs The One Show, Mike Dilger, will also be helping in Saturdays activities as part of his Big 9 Challenge in which he is touring around all of WWTs centres.For more information click hereHere are some of our closest properties to Slimbridge:Springfield Country House - Rendcomb, near Cirencester (Sleeps 10 (+2))Lakeside House -Fossebridge (Sleeps 10)Island Lodge -Lechlade (Sleeps 8)Bowmoor Lodge -Lechlade (Sleeps 8)Elgin - Gretton Fields (sleeps 4)Bredon Cottage Prestbury (sleeps 4)Leckhampton Cottage Prestbury (sleeps 4)Pinnock Lodge - Nr. Winchcombe (sleeps 5)Click here to view all our Cotswold CottagesPhoto credit: Anguskirk

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