Drawn to Water: Quentin Blake at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Experience Slimbridge Wetland Centre through the eyes of the UK's favourite illustrator, with its brand-new Quentin Blake trail launching at the popular family attraction this May 2023.

By Annabel Lammas  |  Published

Discover an exciting new trail at Slimbridge Wetland Centre this summer, reimagining the wetlands through the eyes of one of the UK's most treasured cartoonists – Roald Dahl illustrator, Quentin Blake. 

From Thursday 18 May 2023, visitors can grab a beautifully-illustrated guide, featuring Quentin Blake drawings of wetland nature and habitats, to explore the watery nature reserve in a whole new way.

There's the chance to take inspiration from the well-loved illustrator, too, with nature-inspired illustration activities, creative challenges and art workshops for all ages. 

While budding shutterbugs can even take part in photography competitions, with some Quentin Blake goodies up for grabs – including a very special edition, one-off print.

As part of a year-long partnership between WWT and Quentin Blake, Drawn to Water: Quentin Blake at WWT is bringing fresh new trails, activities and events to Slimbridge throughout the year, giving families something new to discover each visit.

Upcoming highlights include a special exhibition showcasing an exquisite selection of Quentin Blake illustrations, launching in Slimbridge's gallery on Friday 21 July 2023.

Tickets to Slimbridge Wetland Centre can be pre-booked online via wwt.org.uk/slimbridge or purchased on the day.


Drawn to Water: Quentin Blake at WWT



Thursday 18 May to Sunday 10 September 2023


From 9.30am to 5.30pm


Tickets cost from £15.90 for adults and £10.45 for children aged four to 17. Children under four go free.


(01453) 891900

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