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WWT Washington Wetland Centre

Pattinson, Washington NE38 8LE, England
+44 191 416 5454
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Washington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Whatever the season, come rain or shine, WWT Washington Wetland Centre is the perfect place to connect with nature.Open 364 days a year, our... more » Owner description: Whatever the season, come rain or shine, WWT Washington Wetland Centre is the perfect place to connect with nature.Open 364 days a year, our award-winning, family-friendly site offers visitors of all ages a host of unforgettable wildlife encounters and beautiful scenery all year round.Explore an exciting mix of wetland, woodland, nature reserve and meadows; home to rare wildfowl, flocks of waders, Chilean flamingos, Asian short-clawed otters, Eurasian cranes and more.Enjoy daily animal feeds; regular walks, talks and activities and other special events.Excellent access (free electric scooter hire), café with views of spectacular wildlife, gift shop and play area. WWT members go Free. « less
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had a lovely time on our visit here,it was a nice day so we got to see a lot.The baby ducklings were the cutest thing and we loved the Otter feeding.The best bit for me was watching the feeding of all the birds there were so many of them and all different.A great day and my teenage daughter enjoyed... More

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Leanne M, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Hello there and many thanks for posting your feedback. Very chuffed to hear that we managed to keep all generations of your family happy! We’re hoping that our Asian short-clawed otters Musa and Mimi will one day produce young, which will be a fantastic success story and also a very cute addition to our animal collection. Hope to see you... More

newcastle
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great place for a trip out with the kids, lots of places to explore, great little play area, lots of picnic spots, even the chance for some indoor crafts which the children loved. Staff friendly, facilities clean, and areas well looked after :)

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Leanne M, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Hi there and many thanks for taking the time to post your feedback. It’s really great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and I’ll pass your kind comments on to the team, including our fantastic volunteers who run the craft sessions for us :-) More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful fun place to visit for bird watchers and families alike. Loved the wildlife and walks and lots of activities for the kids. Excellent soup at the cafe to warm your bones on a wet August day.

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Leanne M, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for your great review, which sums us up very nicely indeed I think! I too am a fan of our lovely homemade soup and shall pass your kind comments on to our catering staff :-) More

Durham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I was a bit disappointed and expected more for my money. We went up to the duckery thinking you would be able to touch and get up close to the ducklings as you can at various farms. This was not the case, they were behind fences. I think they could do a lot more. They could have an amphibain bit,... More

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Leanne M, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Hi there and many thanks for posting your feedback about your visit. I’m sorry to hear that you were a bit disappointed by some aspects of your time here. The wildfowl in our Close Encounters and farmyard areas can be hand-fed and interacted with all year round, while during the peak breeding season at May half-term we do run sessions... More

Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place is great for all the family, I love it and have done for many years. The staff are fantastic and helpful, it's always clean, come rain or shine it's a good visit. Never leave unhappy with my visit here.

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Leanne M, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for your kind review, it’s really lovely to hear that we provide such a happy place for you to be! Many thanks for your continued support and here’s to many more great visits in the future :-) More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great day with my 2 year old son . Loads of things to do from feeding all the different birds to looking at bugs and insects and looking at pond life including plants . Great little cafe in lovely setting . Nice little play area more suited to slightly older kids though . We really enjoyed ourselves today

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Leanne M, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for taking the time to post your great review. It sounds like your little one had quite the adventure during his visit! If you think you might visit us more than a couple of times a year, then our membership scheme is really good value for money and ‘pays for itself’ after about four visits... More

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It was my parents in laws 54th wedding anniversary and when we asked them what they'd like to do they said they would like to visit Washington Wildfowl Trust. so before our visit i contacted staff at the Washington Wildfowl Trust and explained that we were visiting for a special occasion, i asked if it would be ok if i... More

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Leanne M, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Wow – thank you so much for such brilliant feedback, we genuinely appreciate it and it’s great to be able to pass on such kind comments to our hard-working staff. I hope your in-laws had a fantastic anniversary and here’s to many more happy years together. We look forward to you visiting again in the future :-)  More

Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The last time I was at the Wetland Centre was 25 years ago when we took our son for a visit. This time it was a visit with his daughter, our 5 year old granddaughter Brydee. Much bigger these days and we all had a great time wandering around the site, spotting both birds and animals. Well worth the visit,... More

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Leanne M, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Hello and many thanks for taking time to post your feedback. Wow, I bet there was a marked difference after 25 years! And how lovely to be bringing the next generation of your family to see us. Sorry to hear that you found our cafe a little pricey. Some of our pricing is unfortunately dictated by central purchasing and not... More

Durham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We live local to the wetlands and are regular yearly members We enjoy the wetlands on a weekly basis. They have recently added a new park splash area which my youngest son loves There is a nice restaurant/snack bar and a well stocked shop selling wildlife based gifts I would recommend the wetlands trust for anyone who loves the outdoors... More

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Leanne M, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Hello and many thanks for your great review. It’s lovely to hear that you and your family enjoy so many different aspects of our site so regularly! Thank you for your support as a member as well, because without it we simply couldn’t carry out our vital conservation work. Your money is literally helping us to save threatened species and... More

Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We went on a beautiful day. It was ok to kill a couple of hours but not really a full day out. The staff looked bored. The pricing isn't extortion but it's not great value. I suppose there are a few costs involved in running it. I think this place desperately needs a lottery cash injection to really bring it... More

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Leanne M, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for taking the time to review your visit to WWT Washington. I’m sorry to hear that you weren’t pleased with some aspects of your time spent here. Our customer service is something we typically excel at and we genuinely enjoy engaging with visitors (as mentioned in many previous good reviews), so I’m sorry that you felt... More

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