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WWT Washington Wetland Centre

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Pattinson, Washington NE38 8LE, England
+44 191 416 5454
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Summer trip with the kids

Having not visited since for about 12 years we thought we would take the kids for a morning. Plenty... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christopher C
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Washington, United Kingdom
A wonderful place to visit, with or without children

A slightly damp Sunday morning may not be the best time to visit the WWT Washington Wetland Centre... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Waitknowe
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Edinburgh, 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.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pond dipping” (12 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 2 weeks ago

Having not visited since for about 12 years we thought we would take the kids for a morning. Plenty free parking. Price for entry is a bit steep for 2 adults and 2 kids. Wondering around and it became clear not much had changed apart...More

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A slightly damp Sunday morning may not be the best time to visit the WWT Washington Wetland Centre but we found it ideal. Our main focus was taking photographs and learning about the conservation work carried out here. We found a really well run centre...More

Thank Waitknowe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very well maintained wetland. Lots of ponds and lakes to explore. Fantastic variety of birds to get close up to so excellent for photographers, All birds so friendly and had great fun feeding them. The flamingos are lovely and the otters are so cute....More

Thank nmaidwell123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a delightful place. A huge variety of birds including Flamingo and Heron. Lovely that some of them will eat seed from your hand. Nice pot of hot tea and a scone in the cafe. Wonderful friendly staff throughout the visit.

Thank Cmlee18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have an annual pass which we think is definitely worth the money! We enjoy just coming for a walk and having a look at the birds! We also loved seeing the flamingos and otters. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. The cafe...More

Thank SeaSunFoodLover
Reviewed 10 September 2017

A well managed wet land site with perfect habitat for ducks, geese, wading birds, flamingos and Asian short clawed otters. Very good hides for watching birds close up, pleasant walks through woodland, meadows and amphibian areas. Lots for children to get 'hands on' with bugs...More

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

Hello and thanks for the review. We love hearing about people who have had these 'hands-on' experiences, getting people to interact and get closer to nature is we're all about! It's great to hear that you found lots for the children to do as well...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Although this attraction is on my doorstep I hadn't been for quite a while. The Wetland Centre had changed completely from my last visit, expecting to be bored after an hour, I found myself still there 5 hours later with still a lot more to...More

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

Music to our ears, we love hearing about people who return after a while and see a big change! Thank you so much for the lovely feedback about the cafe and centre, I'll be passing this on to the team. We hope you'll become more...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

This is a lovely place to walk around on a nice day, much more grounds than I was expecting. The range of different birds is fascinating, the dragonfly ponds and bird hides were wonderful, and the flamingos and otters were brilliant. A little bit pricey...More

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

Thanks so much for your feedback. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and found the grounds large and birds interesting. The wildlife ponds are a lovely place to visit and in Summer are full of life which is great to see. It sounds...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Long time since we have been here ,but still as good as ever.,lots to see and do Plenty of birds to watch ,Spoke to a gentleman in one of the hides who was keeping a record of the birds that visited the feeding stations ,...More

Thank becky47Sunderland
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi and thanks for taking the time to review! Lovely to hear about your day and that you managed to see so many birds and enjoy time in the hides. We hope you managed to see the ever elusive kingfisher too? We look forward to...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the wetland centre whilst on holiday in the area and had an excellent day out. The staff were very friendly and helpful throughout our visit. The centre is well-laid out and interesting. The youngest (8 years old) particularly enjoyed being able to feed...More

Thank Bexltl
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We're absolutely delighted that you had an excellent day here during your holiday managing to take in the otter and flamingo talks and hand-feeding the geese. Your feedback about our centre is appreciated and your lovely comments...More

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John L
8 August 2017|
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Response from Wellygirl67 | Reviewed this property |
I would say trainers or comfortable shoes
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Olive D
18 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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