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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 2013
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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Frampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of the nature reserves where you can observe wildfowl from around the world at close quarters, many of which are sadly in serious decline. It can be a pleasant walk of just an hour or so round the "short" path or you can go farther out into the wilder more natural parts of the reserve, easily spending much longer... More

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County Durham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We came here on an Educational Visit in March with 45 Y4's. We had one of the best trips I have experienced in a long time. Our children thoroughly enjoyed their day. We watched the otters being fed, did some pond dipping (with the under water camera), fed the birds, watched birds from the hide and listened to the birds... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was my first visit to the WWT Wetland Centre in Washington despite living nearby for years! It was £10 for an adult one-time visit ticket but various annual and family ticket options are available. There is a nice cafe overlooking the lake, and an extensive gift shop with a good range of books, bird food/feeder accessories, nice quality gifts... More

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sunderland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We took our 8-year old granddaughter here on a lovely late March day. We spent about 3 hours there in total and there was plenty to see and do. We saw the otters being fed and there were quite a few young birds that had just hatched including cygnets and flamingos. There was some work ongoing such as renewing bark... More

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York, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

What a delight. lots of endangered species, some I did not even know existed. Bags of food to buy to feed the ducks and swans. Black swan had two fluffy adorable babies. The otters were a delight and very entertaining. This place really had an impact on me, I had not realised how many species of ducks were in danger... More

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Bradford
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16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We set out to visit Beamish Museum, however we were very disappointed to find it didn't open on Mondays in Winter, so went to local pub, Shepherd and Shepherdess (well it was lunchtime) where the young woman working in there told us about the Washington Wetlands and Wildlife Centre. We set off and found it easily - well signposted. We... More

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Durham
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Children loved the pond dipping and exploration. For the class of nursery children it was a fabulous day. Lots to do and the staff were great with them. Very impressed.

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Devon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very handy spot for time outside with kids - nice short walk around the site, good range of things in the play area (water/slides/climbing things), birds to see & feed, otters, craft activities & other kids activities laid on most holidays - oh, and then there's the real attraction - the hides to do some proper bird-watching with genuine wildlife.... More

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Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

WWT is a wonderful place to visit. Very interesting birds and the otters in particular are fascinating. I live not far away so visit regularly and it's been wonderful to watch the growth of the meadow outside the viewing window in the main building, plenty of birds to see even if you don't pay to go through into the wetlands... More

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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 taking the time to write such a great review! It’s genuinely lovely to hear that you get so much from visiting us. The area outside of the visitor centre really has come into its own now, especially since the addition of our wonderful Eurasian cranes, and I’d like to thank you for continuing... More

Birmingham U.K
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

A great place to get some close up photos of some rather unusual wildfowl. If you,ve got a couple of spare hours and you are local a great place to go.

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

Hi there and thank you for your review. Being able to get up close to rare and unusual species of wildfowl – as well as woodland birds, waders, Chilean flamingos, Eurasian cranes and Asian short-clawed otters – is a key part of our visitor experience, so it’s fantastic to hear that you enjoy coming here to take such close up... More

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