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WWT Washington Wetland Centre

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Otters and water birds

What a pleasant surprise. We used to take our children here many years ago when it had newly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wildredpoppies
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Went here for day out really enjoyed it. The birds were really nice we also seen some otters and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James M
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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...more
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Pattinson, Washington NE38 8LE, England
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+44 191 416 5454
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a pleasant surprise. We used to take our children here many years ago when it had newly opened, and enjoyed it. But after a while we found it a bit run down and smelly so stopped going, especially as it isn't cheap. When friends...More

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

Hello and welcome back! We're so pleased you decided to give us another try after many years away. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit despite the rainy weather. We're pleased to hear you liked seeing the otters; they are very entertaining and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for day out really enjoyed it. The birds were really nice we also seen some otters and squirrels. They have mobility scooters for disabled people. They have a cafe and u can buy food to feed birds.

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

Thanks for your review! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here and liked seeing the birds and otters. Take care and we'll hopefully see you again soon :-)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really disappointing to be honest. The otters were nice to watch and there are lovely walkways but there’s nothing really to do for young children. Had more fun in the local park feeding the ducks which cost nothing.More

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

Hi, thanks for your review. We're gutted to hear you found there wasn't much to do here for the children. We are always keen to introduce budding young conservationists to our site and show them the work we do to help support some of the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow good start to our 6 week holidays. We have loved our visit today so much so we are now annual pass holders :-) . The lady who did the Otter talk this morning was fab and it was great watching the otters rolling around...More

Thank Hotellier0001
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ahh this is music to our ears! Thank you so much for becoming members and vital supporters of our conservation efforts both here at the centre and worldwide as part of our national charity efforts. It sounds like you had a fantastic time exploring our...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018 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
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review - it's much appreciated! It's great to hear you found your way here and got parked OK. It sounds like you managed to explore our collection well visiting the otters and seeing the feed, not forgetting to stop in the cafe...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018 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!More

Thank darko2oo4
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there and thanks for your review! We're so pleased to hear you had a wonderful time here and found there was lots to do and see - it sounds like to you learnt a lot too! We cannot wait to have you here again...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018

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

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

Hello there and many thanks for your review. It sounds like you managed to see a lot of our site including the many collection birds we have here and the reserve, with Hawthorn Hide being a favourite spot. This time of year is a funny...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018

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 9 July 2018

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

Reviewed 24 June 2018 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
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

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

Reviewed 20 June 2018 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
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

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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Honey C
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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
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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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