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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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Mid week visit

Well sign posted, we arrived just after 11.15am having previously paid for our tickets online (10... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MrsBrownEyes
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Little gem of a place!

We had a wonderful time here. Lots to do and see! Very informative. I came away full of everything... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
darko2oo4
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Stockbridge, 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” (13 reviews)
“wild birds” (9 reviews)
“bird lovers” (4 reviews)
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Pattinson, Washington NE38 8LE, England
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"pond dipping"
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"wild birds"
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"bird lovers"
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"different species"
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"otter feeding"
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"wonderful place to visit"
in 5 reviews
"play park"
in 10 reviews
"bird hide"
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"bird watching"
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"great family day"
in 7 reviews
"all ages"
in 17 reviews
"water play"
in 4 reviews
"gift shop"
in 11 reviews
"all age groups"
in 4 reviews
"lovely cafe"
in 5 reviews
"children's play area"
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"pleasant walk"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well sign posted, we arrived just after 11.15am having previously paid for our tickets online (10% discount). Plenty of car park spaces, not far from the actual entrance. We were given a well detailed map and advised to head for the Asian Otters as they...More

Thank MrsBrownEyes
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time here. Lots to do and see! Very informative. I came away full of everything we saw and cannot wait to revisit!

Thank darko2oo4
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this venue on a hot sunny day maybe not the best weather for spotting some of the species on show. By midday lots had taken cover out of the heat of the day especially in the woodland hide area only two birds turned up...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

hardly any birds, didn't see otters, no insects in the insect garden. literally would have to sit there all day to see something. thought very over priced to walk around what felt more like a large private garden with a few ducks and clipped (assuming...More

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

Hello there and thanks for taking the time to review. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your recent visit to us here. We take every review very seriously and the enjoyment and overall satisfaction of our visitors is a high priority for us here at WWT...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive centre. Excellent viewing hides at the wader lake allowed superb views of breeding common terms and avocets. Unexpected bonuses were good views of reed warblers and little ringed plovers. Exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable staff. An excellent few hours. We’ll be back!More

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

Thank you for the review! Great to hear you enjoyed your visit and found the hides superb to view the various birds and wildlife we get visiting our reserve including the tern, avocet and LRP (to name a few!!). Your feedback about our staff is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although I've lived close to this facility all my life I've never been until now. Took my wife and 2 grandchildren, little boy 3yrs old and baby girl almost a year old. We arrived in the car park and were greeted by I suppose an...More

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

Hi there - thank you for your review. We're so pleased to hear you had a lovely visit with your wife and grandchildren. Our car park attendant is very knowledgeable about our site and it's great to hear your feedback about him - we'll make...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today for some quiet time - after my visit I went to the cafe. I have to say the food is amazing and so are the staff that were in today a older woman and young lad. The drinks were fab too! I think...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and meal in the cafe - your feedback is much appreciated and will be shared with the rest of the team. We are currently looking at our catering...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited WWT Washington on Saturday as a spur of the moment thing. It has been over a year since we last visited the site. As usual we were not disappointed. The place is fantastic whether you have an interest in nature or not. If like...More

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

Hello and thank you for your wonderful review. It's so great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and managed to get to the numerous hides including the Lagoon View hide on the river Wear. It's also lovely to hear that you enjoyed seeing our...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Wear proper walking footwear, and be prepared to walk up and down hill to get around the site. Lots to see and do, join and visit this and other WWT sites whilst supporting their work, we did years ago. Cafe does a good Sunday lunch...More

Thank John N
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Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the review - we agree about the Sunday lunches ;-) There are a couple of steady hills but they are manageable (and we have mobility scooters available for anyone who may need a little help) so with a decent pair of...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Visited this place yesterday for the first time. To be honest, the only reason we were going was because of my eldest current flamingo obsession! It did not disappoint. When we arrived, we were guided towards the overflow car park. This immediately made us fear...More

Thank Snoopy3520
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Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow - a nice full review. Thank you so much! It's great to hear that you enjoyed it despite your initial worry of being busy - we're lucky enough that once outside exploring, our exhibits and the wider reserve is very spacious and helps make...More

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Honey C
3 June 2018|
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Response from sherbyNorthEast | Reviewed this property |
I have pushed my son round in a buggy many times some parts a little bumpy but you can definitely get around no problem x
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John L
8 August 2017|
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Response from ian1509 | Reviewed this property |
Some Tarmac paths but also soil and gravel paths. Some times water on the path
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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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