Pull on your boots and discover the magic of Slimbridge's wetlands this autumn with Quentin Blake's illustrations as your guide.
Quentin says "Visitors will be walking with me, and I like to think of myself walking with them. I shan't mind if I get my feet wet."
Pick up one of Slimbridge's Drawn to Water illustrated trails and explore seasonal natural highlights, from quiet spots with breathtaking views to close up wildlife encounters.
Spend time with friends and family and engage your senses as you experience uplifting autumnal colours, the crunch of leaves underfoot and the sounds of migrating birds.
Unlock your creativity and explore wetland nature through Slimbridge's range of art and illustration activities for all ages and abilities, inspired by Quentin Blake's wonderfully distinctive drawings. And if, like Quentin, you're inspired by wetlands, why not enter WWT's national art competition to win a unique print.
Capture the memories of Slimbridge's autumn wetland adventures with a visit to their shop to discover beautiful Quentin Blake books, mugs and prints to take home.
Drawn to Water Trail – collect an illustrated trail map complete with Quentin Blake's drawings and see Slimbridge's wetlands in a whole new light.
Exhibition - on until 16 September, enjoy a selection of Quentin Blake's illustrations in Slimbridge's gallery.
Look out for large format installations around the grounds - on until 16th September. Discover 4 large scale Quentin Blake illustrations and 2 large frames for fun photo opportunities!
Skies and Silhouettes drawing activity in the Art Hub. Decorate your own sky with birds, inspired by WWT founder, Sir Peter Scott. Tuesdays and Saturdays, 2-4pm.
Toddlers can enjoy weekly nature activities at Friday Froglets club.
Pottery Workshop - 30 September. Hand build your own whimsical candelabra.
Birds in Print - 21 & 22 October. A weekend printmaking course, exploring nature printing and linocut.
|Season (11 Sept 2023 - 1 Jan 2024)|
|Monday - Sunday||09:30||- 16:00|