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WWT Washington Wetland Centre

#1 of 8 things to do in Washington Features Animals
Pattinson, Washington NE38 8LE, England
+44 191 416 5454
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Great day out

I love this place. We used to go here on school trips in Primary school (around 20 years ago now... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kay S
Wonderful day

Visited for the first time today and were there for early morning and left at 5 pm!! Lovely clean... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TillnLil
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pond dipping” (10 reviews)
“wild birds” (8 reviews)
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Pattinson, Washington NE38 8LE, England
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+44 191 416 5454
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. We used to go here on school trips in Primary school (around 20 years ago now). It is somewhere you can visit without planning days ahead, which is what we did on a Sunday morning recently, got up and fancied a...More

Thank Kay S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the first time today and were there for early morning and left at 5 pm!! Lovely clean admission area with excellent service - whistle stop guide/ tour offered and was very informative. Following use of very clean toilets set off to explore all...More

Thank TillnLil
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Oh my days I don't know where to start! Thank you so much for the fantastic review and kind words of your experience from start to finish of your day. You really have come at a great time of year to see so much and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always enjoy a walk round here.Been a member for many years. whether I go for a short visit or spend a bit longer it is always worthwhile. The cafe is always a welcome stop, good selection of grub or a very nice ginger biscuit to...More

Thank 273John
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, thanks for your review and for being a member (we heart you!) It's lovely to hear that you enjoy a walk and manage to make time no matter how long that may be. The cafe is always a must so it's great to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love it here! Especially on a sunny day! Informative and fun, look feeding the birds too. Cafe has good selection of food too, a bit pricey though

Thank ClaireMarie87
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ah short and sweet, we love it! Thanks so much for the review and for the feedback which we take on board. We'll see you again soon :-)

Reviewed May 21, 2017

Situated at the rear of of an industrial estate, this is wonderful oasis for wildlife and wildfowl conservation. A great place for adults and children to observe and interact with the many water birds that live there.More

Thank 589Richard
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and thanks for the review. It's easy to forget how urban we are here and that we are surrounded by industry but you're right we do offer an oasis for wildlife and we're pleased you get to be a part of it. We're pleased...More

Reviewed May 18, 2017

What a great place to visit. If you like wildlife and photography. It's wonderful seeing all the young chicks, including Avocets, Lapwings, Grey Heron. Great to see young children enjoying the wildlife. Well worth purchasing a yearly ticket. We go at least once a week....More

Thank Geordie112
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming and supporting us so regularly! And thank you for the review. It's a great time of year to see young chicks, ducklings and goslings doing the rounds and they certainly know how to capture the attention of children. We'll be seeing...More

Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

The last time I visited this place I must have only been about 5. So had a Wonder today and enjoyed every moment, yes if you like birds. This must be Paradise, but even if you don't the place is so peaceful and relaxing. Luckily...More

Thank John B
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Welcome back after (what I can only assume is) a good few years away and we're happy to hear that it was worth the wait! We absolutely cater for bird enthusiasts and people on the general look out for a relaxing place to visit so...More

Reviewed May 10, 2017

We were taken here for the first time this month and thought it was absolutely brilliant. This is a place that appeals to all age groups. There is just so much to see. I particularly liked the otters and flamingos and Rick Smith with his...More

Thank Helen K
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey and thanks for your review. It's great to hear that you had a brilliant time here and that you enjoyed seeing the otters and flamingos - Rick will be chuffed to bits so we'll certainly pass your comment on to him (he really is...More

Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

I have been going here regular now for ten years, mainly because I like wildlife photography. And this site has it all, including a Heronry. I have seen and photographed a vast amount of wildlife here. The staff are very friendly, there's even a on...More

Thank Mike S
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thanks for taking the time to review. It's great that you're a regular visitor and member - for this we're so grateful! We love that you enjoy coming here to photograph the herons and other wildlife and that you find there's lots to see...More

Reviewed May 1, 2017

My husband and I took our 3yr old granddaughter to the Washington Wetland Centre on Saturday and had a wonderful day. I am not able to walk well and my husband walks with a stick and were totally daunted by the prospect of keeping up...More

Thank Teresa B
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, thanks for the fab review. We're so pleased you and your granddaughter had a wonderful day and that she loved feeding the birds and using her binoculars to spot the birds (we hope she spotted lots and lots!). We're striving to maximise our...More

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Olive D
How long does it take to become a member? Do I get pass delivered?
March 18, 2017|
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Response from Leopard1992 | Reviewed this property |
If you have been previously you can send in your receipts from the entry fee paid and this will be discounted from price depending what type of membership you get.
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Brian H
Can a dog on a lead visit wetland centre or is there shaded parking? Brian Hazleman
August 22, 2016|
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Response from Deborah N | Property representative |
Hi Brian, WWT Washington here! Unfortunately only assistance dogs are permitted on site due to our zoo licence and the other birds on site. There are some shaded areas in the car park but this changes throughout the day... More
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juliet b
Can I use the cafe without paying to get in to the park?
July 26, 2016|
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Response from Deborah N | Property representative |
Hi, Juliet, apologies for the delay! You can use the cafe yes, it's only if you want to go into the grounds that you need to pay admission. Thank you
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