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NEW Celebrity Dusty Duck Trail lands at WWT Slimbridge this summer

NEW Celebrity Dusty Duck Trail lands at WWT Slimbridge this summer

A brand new type of duck is landing at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, in Gloucestershire, this summer – Dusty Duck.  He has been designed especially for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) by the world famous, Bristol-based Aardman studios to celebrate WWT Slimbridge’s 70th anniversary.

The trail will consist of 14 giant 6 ft Dusty Ducks designed by celebrities and artists including Joanna Lumley’s Absolutely Fabulous Patsy Dusty, Steve Backshall’s Explorer Dusty, a range of CBBC stars and other high profile names to be revealed when the trail is officially launched in a month’s time.

Joanna Lumley, who is appearing in the new Absolutely Fabulous film, being released in early July, said:
“I’m very proud of my Patsy Dusty Duck – she’s absolutely fabulous!  And what’s even better is that she and the other fab Dustys will help children fall in love with amazing wetland wildlife.”

The trail will be at WWT Slimbridge from 9 July to 10 September 2016 and will form part of the Nature Explorer family activities being run at the centre over summer.  Families in Gloucestershire and the South West can pick up their Dusty Duck trail map from the admission desk and tick off the fantastic Dustys dotted around WWT Slimbridge’s stunning grounds.

Gary Hasely Nejrup, Slimbridge Centre Manager said:
“We can’t wait for our visitors to meet all our amazing, giant celebrity designed Dusty Ducks this summer.  Kids (and big kids) will love Dusty.  The trail is a great way to get children out and about exploring nature while having the most fun they’ve had all holiday.”

The Celebrity Dusty Duck trail and Nature Explorers activities are included in admission.  Find out more information at

Explore Gloucestershire
28 June 2016


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