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Stephen Mulhern and Emma Willis 9am - 12pm
Visit the 30,000 birds that make Gloucestershire's WWT Slimbridge their winter home (and Santa) with our fantastic prize to be won with Justin on Drivetime!
Whether you need to walk off too many mince pies or just want to get the kids outside to splash in puddles, then head to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre to join the 30,000 birds who make it their winter home!
'The Slimbridge Spectacle' is the perfect winter day out for bird enthusiasts, nature lovers and families alike, with huge flocks of wild Lapwing, Curlew and Golden Plover, hundreds of ducks, geese and swans including the majestic and endangered 'Bewicks Swan' to see.
There's so much to do on the beautiful nature reserve, with daily wild bird feeds, and 13 hides to choose from, including a family friendly hide with an expert guide to help you all see what’s happening. There's also a range of events, such as Guided Bird Watching Mornings, Photography Workshops out on the reserve, and so much more.
New for winter 2016 is the Kingfisher Kitchen, ideal for a morning coffee with cake, a lunchtime meal or afternoon snack and all with close up views of the Caribbean Flamingo flock from the panoramic windows!
You can even experience the magic of a floodlit evening feed on Swan Lake before enjoying a delicious meal in the Kingfisher Kitchen, at one of the unique Swan Suppers, only available on a handful of dates in December and January.
And it's not just birds that are flying into Slimbridge, Santa and his elves are flying in too. Each afternoon between 17th and 23rd December the big man will be waiting to hear those Christmas wishes and to hand out little gifts to all the good children who visit him.
Tickets are £8.95 per child (plus normal WWT entry) and include some great Christmas themed activities, from marshmallow toasting and elf den building to arts and crafts and don't forget to get the children to post their letters at Santa’s Post Office!
Make sure you are listening to Heart Drivetime this Friday 2nd December for your chance to win all this:
Magical Visit to Santa’s Grotto at Slimbridge for two children
Annual Family Membership to WWT for 2 parents or grandparents and up to 6 children, so you can enjoy great days out all year
£100 Slimbridge Wetland Centre voucher to spend on meals or souvenirs of your visits
Justin will be playing out an acapella version of a track you hear on Heart and all you have to do is work out who the artist is!