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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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Hidden gem

I've been visiting the centre for years now and it just gets better all the time. Lots of organised... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter W
Wonderful day out

As a single trip out, the centre is rather expensive. However, the annual ticket is a really good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kalida42
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Seaham, 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been visiting the centre for years now and it just gets better all the time. Lots of organised events for all the family and lots of well placed hides for more serious twitchers. Also an excellent place for school educational visits. Staff are great!...More

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

Thank you so much for the review! Yes everyone is welcome and will certainly take something away to remember from a visit here. We're pleased you found there was lots to do including the hides and events and we'll pass your feedback about the team...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a single trip out, the centre is rather expensive. However, the annual ticket is a really good idea if you live close enough to take advantage of it. My 19month old daughter loves feeding all the birds and watching the otters. It's a lovely...More

Thank kalida42
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey, thanks for your review! We're so pleased you and your daughter enjoy visiting and feeding the birds. Summer is a fantastic time to visit and there is lots of new life and cute youngsters to be seen. Winter is very tranquil if you're not...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wrapped up and visited on a cold November day with my wife and daughters aged 9 and 16, entry price £25.40 plus £2.50 for 3 generously filled packets of food. The main attraction for my youngest was the chance to feed a variety of birds...More

Thank drewedmin999
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there, thank you so much for taking the time to review. It's great to hear that your daughters enjoyed hand feeding our birds and that as a whole you enjoyed your visit as a family despite there being some reservations about some areas of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place for day out - not cheap for family but could join their trust if regular visits, it would be worth it with a number of sites across country - reasonably priced cafe' but plenty of picnic places - great selection of bird hides...More

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

Thank you for visiting on a chilly November day! We're so pleased it didn't put you off and that you had a lovely day. It's great to hear that you found the selection of hides great and our staff helpful, I'll feed this back to...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

A good place to walk and see the birdlife if you are member and live locally. Most recent visit with grandchildren who live on the south coast. They enjoyed the trip.

Thank d0cb0b3110
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with your family and enjoyed seeing the birds and wildlife. Hopefully we'll see you all back again soon :-)

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

The WWT Washington Wetlands Centre has an amazing variety and extensive collection of birds plants and animals. Lovely family attention!

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

Hello there, thanks for your review. It's great to hear that you appreciated our collection of birds and other wildlife and that you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

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
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review. We know the play park is popular with children and it's a shame you didn't get the chance to explore the rest of site. We're disappointed to hear that you found not a lot has changed in...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

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
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Music to our ears!!! We're pleased to see that the weather really didn't hinder your visit and it certainly sounds like you made the most of it. It's always beyond exciting when visitors are keen to learn about our conservation efforts and your feedback on...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017

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
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Wow, thanks for the amazing comments and feedback. It's very much appreciated! We're so pleased you enjoyed hand-feeding our birds, it is one of the most interactive parts of a visit and it's great to hear that you found the birds friendly and fun! Great...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

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.More

Thank Cmlee18
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hey, thanks for your feedback :-) Hand-feeding our birds is definitely a highlight for many visitors so it's great to hear that you enjoyed it. We also really appreciate your comments about our team's friendliness and we will pass this feedback on to them. Thanks...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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