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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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Plenty to see for all the family

The wetland reserve has plenty for all the family. There are several bird hides around the reserve... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ray W
Never really changed.

Over the years I've visited the wildfowl park a number of times & I even had my daughters 3rd... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
vickbi1982
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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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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Pattinson, Washington NE38 8LE, England
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+44 191 416 5454
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The wetland reserve has plenty for all the family. There are several bird hides around the reserve for the more serious wildlife lovers and many smaller enclosures for the kids to get close to the birds (ducks and geese). If you are very lucky you...More

Thank Ray W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over the years I've visited the wildfowl park a number of times & I even had my daughters 3rd birthday party there but tbh it's never really changed over the yrs. they've improved the park & added a water feature in but it's not really...More

Thank vickbi1982
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi there and thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback again. We're really sorry to hear that you weren't as happy with this visit as your last one. In the past three years we've invested more than £250,000 into...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time was there was lovely enjoyed the trip, wildfowl were gorgeous.st go back again very soon.

Thank 494eileenh
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback - great to hear that you'll be paying us another visit soon! 😀

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this Wetland Centre to see an award winning garden by Jeni Cairns. Of course, whilst we were there we walked around the rest of the park. It is such a lovely place to visit. Do try and catch the otter feeding at 11.30am...More

Thank meshamPeterborough
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Of course! We're so pleased to hear that you visited to see the garden - being that this was the drive for your visit we'll let Jeni know, she'll be chuffed! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your whole visit including the otters and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for the first time this week with my little boy (15 months) and my friend with her child (5 years). We were not disappointed!! Lovely, clean areas with plenty to do. Feed available to buy for the ducks which my son loved! Talks...More

Thank Jodie B
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi - thank you so much for your lovely review! We're over the moon to hear that you, your friend and the children enjoyed your first visit here, to hear that you all loved it is music to our ears! Your feedback about our talks,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for around 3 hours as there is so much to explore. We fed ducks and geese with our hands and it was amazing. All the information about the different species and what WWT is doing to help them was really interesting. We also...More

Thank mantaraych
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ah this has made us laugh - Clive Owen... brilliant! We're so pleased you got so enthralled into our wildlife managing to enjoy hand-feeding the geese and learning about the different species of bird from our information boards. We've loved hearing about your visit and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought there was something for everyone who enjoys being outdoors and seeing wildlife here. There is a well organised hide at Hawthorn Wood feeding station with lots of birds feeding at the feeders which were all full. Great-spotted woodpeckers, jays and a sparrow hawk...More

Thank Barbara J
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there - thanks for your feedback. Hawthorn Hide is a sure favourite with visitors to see flitting woodland birds and it's great to hear that you saw many species of bird that you don't commonly see in your garden. Thank you also for your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to WWC on a showery day ecpecting to stay an hour or two but stayed most of the day. Although there were a good number of cars in the park and being school holidays the place is sufficiently large to absorb so many and...More

Thank Middledene
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for the fantastic review. We love hearing from visitors who stay longer than they expected, it's a great reflection of how much there is to do here as well as the great time you can have while you're here. Every element...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are so many varieties of birds here and the location is right on the banks of the river Wear and the place is so well cared for by the staff. We arrived shortly after the place opened at 9.30 in the morning which is...More

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

Hi there, Wow - what can we say!? Thank you so very much for such an amazingly positive review, which I'll be sure to pass on to our entire team of staff and volunteers. It seems like you really made the most of your day...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are a number of areas to visit within the wetlands are to see birds that you may not have seen before. There are plenty of ducks and interesting birds including flamingos The problem I had was that every area seemed to be full of...More

Thank SteveR67Durham
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello there and many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your family day out - the flamingos really are fascinating aren't they? We love them! Unfortunately whilst being an oasis in such an urban area...More

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John L
8 August 2017|
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Response from Helen K | Reviewed this property |
Something you are comfortable in but fairly sturdy as well. Enjoy yourself.
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Olive D
19 March 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
23 August 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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