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WWT Washington Wetland Centre

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Address: Pattinson, Washington NE38 8LE, England
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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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Great for photos

If you like birds or wildlife, this is a great place to take your camera, not to badly priced for the photos you can get here well worth a visit.

Reviewed 2 days ago
James A
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Washington, United Kingdom
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Washington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like birds or wildlife, this is a great place to take your camera, not to badly priced for the photos you can get here well worth a visit.

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

Thanks for the review - it's great to hear that you like visiting and that you've managed to get some great photographs while you've been here. We'd love to see some :-) More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

nice pleac for short walk with kids. wild life and play ground. entry £10 for adults little bit to expensive for what u get but definitely something what you need visit if u leave not to fare

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

Thanks for the review. Our site extends into a reserve which has great opportunities to see some locally rare and endangered birds and other wildlife and have a good long walk and exploration (great for kids that love nature!). We hope you'll be able to visit again in the future and be able to venture out a little more from... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited with my 5 year old son who adores Lego and other family members. Cheery bloke in the car park on arrival! I'd booked my son onto the Lego workshop which was fantastic, worth every penny, my main reason for writing this review. The three Lego activities were well ran, good group numbers and the staff were lovely. We... More 

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

Aah thank you so much for this review!! It really does sound like you've had a fantastic day and we're absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed the Lego workshop and trail, as well as the cafe. I've forwarded your feedback to the team and they are over the moon to hear about your visit. Keep an eye out for our events... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the third year in a row I have visited the centre with my niece and nephews, all under 5 years. Lots to see and do. Feeding the different birds, finding the Lego models and big yellow ducks to win some chocolate. Lovely wooded areas and space for children to run safely. Play park and cafe. Full of interesting... More 

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Thank lilacrose2016
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Ah why wait so long!! We're so pleased you've enjoyed your visits over the last few years with your niece and nephews and that the Lego brick models and Giant Duck Hunt was popular with them! Thanks so much for the feedback about the site including our reserve, park and cafe. We can't wait to see you back next Easter... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic place, we were greeted by 2 car park attendants who gave a excellent first impression, helpful and polite! Reception staff gave us all the info needed and we were on our way. A brilliant day out suitable of all the family of all ages we saw families with young children and elderly parents in wheelchairs. As our... More 

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Thank barryw827
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review. We're so pleased you had a great day out and found staff polite and helpful. It's also great to hear that your son enjoyed the Giant Duck Hunt. We are very happy that you saw lots of families of different age ranges enjoying their days and we have created a... More 

Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience with Easter duck hunt and Lego birds through the centre. The boys despite being teenagers loved the Lego workshop which was run and delivered extremely well and well worth doing. Well done to the ladies who delivered it it could not have gone better

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Thank Wellygirl67
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Ooo it's great to hear you enjoyed your visit with the GIANT Duck Hunt and Lego trail, with the highlight of the Lego workshops, I'll pass that on to the team and I know the ladies will be thrilled. We hope to see you back again soon :-) More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trip to see heron chicks and the added attraction of giant Lego Sculptures. A must for children and adults alike

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

Aahh heron chicks and GIANT Lego brick animals - what more could you want from a day out! We're so pleased to hear you think it's a must for everyone - it really makes our day! Thanks and take care! More 

Washington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great day out for big kids and little kids. Take a slow stroll and blow the winter cobwebs away. Don't forget to get your bird feed though. Been with school visits and family so easily accessible. Nice little restaurant to finish off visit.

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

Thanks for the review - its great to hear you enjoyed your visit after visiting with schools. We're really chuffed to hear that you found it so accessible and you enjoyed the cafe too. Thanks again and we'll see you soon! P.S Yes, don't forget that bird food :-) More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I used to go here on school trips and loved the place. Whilst just pottering around on my motorbike found myself here again after 32 years. Its not changed much but has a lovely cafe n staff are really friendly too. A tad over priced entry wise but for true bird watchers its a paradise and on a nice sunny... More 

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

Ah it's lovely to hear we brought back some good memories for you and I'm pleased you came for another visit after so long away. We'd like to think the site has changed a lot in 32 years so it would be good to hear where you visited and what you saw. We have lots of new exhibits, birds and... More 

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137 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here several times over the years and seen the site improve enormously. Our last visit was this weekend. Had a walk through the woods, down to the river and into the hides. Great range of birds feeding on the woodland feeders and good views of herons coming back to the heronry. Didn't have time to go round the managed... More 

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

Hi there, thanks for the review! It's lovely to hear that you saw lots of birds in Hawthorn hide and the herons on Wader Lake - it's one of the spectacles we get really excited about here (one of many!) so it's great that you enjoyed it too! The otter and flamingo talks are great so it would be great... More 

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