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WWT Washington Wetland Centre

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Address: Pattinson, Washington NE38 8LE, England
Phone Number: +44 191 416 5454
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Description: Whatever the season, come rain or shine, WWT Washington Wetland Centre is...
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.
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Grandparents day out

Four grandparents and one 2 1/2 year old out for the day! Well signposted from A19 /A1231. Good free car parking. Polite staff. Footpaths around the attraction are well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Four grandparents and one 2 1/2 year old out for the day! Well signposted from A19 /A1231. Good free car parking. Polite staff. Footpaths around the attraction are well maintained. Lots of wildlife to see and feed. There is a well constructed play park. The cafe was clean and well priced [the scones were very nice!]. There was cafe seating... More 

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Clackmannan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Dropped into the centre as we were on our way back home to Scotland from Pickering. It is a superb place as the birds are not in cages but freely walk about the 45 acre site. The birds are not all British species as there are many from other parts of the world, so it gives the visitors the opportunity... More 

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

we called here after dropping kids home we try to visit at least once every season there were plenty of birds around The staff were very welcoming and friendly we watched the captive otters for a while but never managed to see the wild ones on the wear though the fish were jumping Will definitely visit again We didn't use... More 

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have been to Washington Wetland Centre several times with family and friends. I was so impressed with the lovely setting that have become a member. We managed to see a good variety of birds in various locations around the Centre. There is loads of things to see and plenty of hides to view all the birds at close range.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We've been members for a few years now, mainly for the wonderful time our kids (5&2) have come rain or shine. Booked my sons 5th birthday party here and wasn't entirely sure what to expect but it was well organised and such a fun day for both kids and adults. Our party warden Jason was clearly experienced dealing with small... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I had quite a romantic stroll through the site a few months ago. The gentleman presenting the flamingos was a rather good orator. Looking at all the ducks and geese and such made me have such a big appetite, the café filled it. There was a little gift shop at the end, so that was nice.

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This was a lovely way to spend a few hours just looking. Each step could be some thing different to see. Lots of things for nature lovers to see, even if you don't know the names, from small dragon flies to giant oaks, and a cheeky squirrel feeding from the bird feeder. The main reception area was informative and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Took grandchildren (4 and 2) to Wetland Centre-and we all had a grand day out. A fun wet play area for younger ones-take wellies (at least for the children!). You can pick up water play toys in the well-stocked shop if you forget your own. We spent over an hour just in that area! Dragged children away eventually to walk... More 

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Sunderland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Even though I have lived in Washington for in excess of 30 years this was mine and my daughter's first visit and my husband's first visit since he was a child. The staff were very friendly and everything was well planned. There were plenty of interesting talks going on at various times throughout the day. We decided to visit the... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I've visited WWT several times over the last few years the last being in May and its always been a good experience. WWT is an excellent place for photography because the birds are used to people and are not scared. For me the best place is what I believe is called the feeding station. In this hide you can see... More 

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Address: Address: Pattinson, Washington NE38 8LE, England
Phone Number: +44 191 416 5454
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Washington

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