Go mad for mud at Slimbridge Wetland Centre this February half term

Squish, squelch and splash at Slimbridge this February half term, as Mudfest brings a week of mucky fun to the wetland centre — with hands-on activities to encourage children to play in nature.

By Annabel Lammas  |  Published
Families can get stuck in with daily mud-themed activities at Slimbridge Wetland Centre during February half term.

Gloucestershire kids have the chance to get muddy this February half term, trying mudslinging, making mud pies and hunting for minibeasts at Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

With daily self-led activities for all ages from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 February 2024, Mudfest invites families to get stuck in and connect with nature, playing with mud and learning about its benefits for wildlife.

Bring your wellies for a good splash about in the muddy puddles at South Lake Discovery, then visit Riverlife to have a go at mudslinging, search for minibeasts or play a game of stuck in the mud.

Children can channel their creativity into mud painting, making mud nests or mud sculptures — or stop by Slimbridge's Art Hub for slightly less mucky crafting, to make a festival banner or festival-themed art using rice glitter.

There's a mud kitchen in the North America area, where kids can make their own muddy recipes from clean soil.

Every day at 11am, there are bird detective sessions in the Cinema, where you'll learn how to work out which birds have left their tracks in the mud; while from 2pm to 3.30pm, there's the chance to make air-dry clay sculptures in the Art Hub, too. 

To book tickets, visit wwt.org.uk/slimbridge/mudfest.


Mudfest at Slimbridge Wetland Centre


Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 February 2024


Slimbridge Wetland Centre is open from 9.30am to 5pm


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


(01453) 891900

In partnership with Slimbridge Wetland Centre  |  wwt.org.uk/slimbridge

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