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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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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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Excellent day. Make sure you take your camera. The otters at feeding time will have you and your kids entertained as will all the birds. Really good value for money. We got there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent day. Make sure you take your camera. The otters at feeding time will have you and your kids entertained as will all the birds. Really good value for money. We got there at about 11.15am and left at 4.00pm, but only because we needed to get bus home.

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Sunderland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a brilliant day my grandchildren loved it both able to run around safe with supervision as there is water. Plenty to do and see especally the otters , staff really nice and helpful and plenty around to offer advice and help. Park nice and lawn games a lovely idea as having picnic areas which we used , we... More 

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Thank Wendy S
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Hey, Thanks for taking the time to review! It's lovely to hear that you and your grandchildren had a brilliant visit. I'm glad you enjoyed seeing our cheeky otter family and that you had fun with the lawn games. I'm glad the weather played nice for you - there are places indoor that you can still enjoy if the rain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Otter feed,flamingo talk,Nice children's play area,feed the duck on your way with bird's feed,gift shop &quality ice cream!

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Thank Balaraman K
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Hello, thanks for this. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and had fun at the talks, in the play area and feeding ducks (who doesn't love that!) And what better way to finish your day than with a browse in the gift shop and an ice-cream, it sounds like you've had a great day and we hope to see... More 

Bispham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Wetlands Centre at Washington is a real treat. A surprisingly spread out space with enviroments showing off a wide variety of birds and wildfowl as well as enviroments showing of wetland insects. i can see this being an all year round repeat visit, being able to see different things at different time of year. They cater well for all... More 

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Thank FlorianFY
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks for your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit and liked the various exhibitions and areas around the site. The different wildlife changes throughout the seasons and gives the opportunity to see so many different species in the reserve as well as the collection animals and so we're pleased to hear that you'll be a... More 

tyne & wear
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited in the 6 weeks it is very nice, lots of birds to see. Unfortunately we didn't see any otters or insects in the insect garden but my kids are 3&6 so they were happy regardless and if I'd went to the otters at feeding time we would have saw them. We went to the duckery and saw baby... More 

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Thank lauzhel
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Hi there - thanks for taking the time to review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit and managed to see and do lots of things including the fluffy ducklings in the duckery. Some of these birds will be going into our re-created Close Encounters exhibit so you'll be able to see them again and perhaps hand feed them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this visit and so did my son. So much to see and do. Lots of space and friendly staff. Highly recommended. We went to a special bug show included in the price and it was brilliant.

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Thank Teliooo
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for the review. It's great to hear you and your son enjoyed your visit and the bugs 'n' stuff event was a hit. I'm so pleased you found the staff friendly too - The team will be delighted when I tell them! Thank you for recommending us - we'll hopefully see you and your son back soon :-) More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a very sunny day and it was beautiful. I feel it would be just as lovely on a wet day. Lots to see. Although a lot of work was being done when we visited it didn't detract from the visit. Allow a full day.

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Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Hi - thanks for the review! It's fab to hear you had a lovely day and the weather played ball for you - you're right though with a good pair of wellies and happy spring in your step it's just as lovely on a rainy day! We're so pleased the work didn't impact on your day, Close Encounters will be... More 

Hexham
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would have rated this place much higher but for the totally abysmal food. The restaurant staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, but why oh why do British people continue to accept the type of bland tasteless rubbish served in these establishments? The food here was bad even by the standards of other similar attractions. I travel quite extensively on... More 

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Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your review. I'm sorry to hear your thoughts about the cafe - we do have a review of the cafe and food offering coming and so your feedback has been passed on for discussion. We do hope you managed to appreciate some of the other fantastic things on site and in the reserve including the animals, hides,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a lovely day at the wetlands, the weather helped too, so many hidden treats, my granddaughter enjoyed looking for clues to fill her "passport " There is development ongoing at the park but in no way did it disrupt our visit. Dropped by to watch the otters being fed along with the flamingos. Delightful. There is a cafe at... More 

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Thank Dianedob
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Hello, thanks for taking the time to review us. We're so pleased you and your granddaughter had a lovely visit here and that you all enjoyed taking part in our Nature Explorers activity, and found the otter and flamingo talks delightful. It's great to hear that the development works didn't disrupt your visit - the main work in Close Encounters... More 

Jarrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to WWT Washington a few times now and I am never disappointed. Even if you have not got an interest in Wildlife it is nice for a walk around. If you are interested in wildlife there is plenty to see and do during your visit. I would recommend buying a bag of feed to make your day even better.... More 

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Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Hey - thanks so much for reviewing and your continued support! 'Who doesn't love feeding ducks' - we loved reading this, I'm glad we aren't the only ones!! It's great to hear that you love having a walk here and appreciate seeing all of the animals around the centre and the reserve, and find there's plenty to do. We appreciate... More 

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