On the way to Wales, while we were staying in Painswick, we visited Slimbridge Wetlands Centre. It was an excellent park full of tame ducks and geese that roamed freely around the paths. They even ate out of your hand with the special seed you could buy! There were otters and flamingoes (they were caged off). The highlight was definitely canoeing. There was lots of peaceful little alleyways, separated by reeds. It was simply marvellous!