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WWT Washington Wetland Centre

#1 of 8 things to do in Washington Features Animals
Pattinson, Washington NE38 8LE, England
+44 191 416 5454
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Delightful!

There are so many varieties of birds here and the location is right on the banks of the river Wear... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MichaelTaipei
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Taipei
Nice place to see pigeons

There are a number of areas to visit within the wetlands are to see birds that you may not have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SteveR67Durham
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durham
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pond dipping” (10 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 6 days ago

There are so many varieties of birds here and the location is right on the banks of the river Wear and the place is so well cared for by the staff. We arrived shortly after the place opened at 9.30 in the morning which is...More

Thank MichaelTaipei
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a number of areas to visit within the wetlands are to see birds that you may not have seen before. There are plenty of ducks and interesting birds including flamingos The problem I had was that every area seemed to be full of...More

Thank SteveR67Durham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are not bird spotters, just interested in seeing the unusual. Here we saw so many species of birds we had never seen before - flamingoes are spectacular but red-breasted geese and white-headed dicks and lapwings - these are all stunning to see and interesting...More

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

Hi - thanks for the lovely review! It's great to hear that although you wouldn't class yourself as bird spotters, you still enjoyed your visit and came across birds you hadn't encountered before both within the grounds and out on the reserve. The otters are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My children loved it. Good cafe. Great with pushchairs and toddlers. Sunny fun day for family of all ages.

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

Hello and thanks for the review, We're pleased your children loved it here and that you found accessibility good with the pushchairs. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I, have taken our 3yr old granddaughter a couple of times in the last few weeks. On our second visit we timed it so we could see the otters being fed. This proved to be a great experience ,not just for our...More

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

Hello - thank you so much for your review and your continued support as a member! It's great to hear that you both enjoy coming here and that you have brought your granddaughter - it certainly sounds like you all have a ball while you're...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

I love this place. We used to go here on school trips in Primary school (around 20 years ago now). It is somewhere you can visit without planning days ahead, which is what we did on a Sunday morning recently, got up and fancied a...More

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

Ah thank you so much for the review - we love hearing when people return and have a great time and can see the changes and improvements made. Your feedback about our staff is much appreciated and in particular 'the flamingo guy' who was chuffed...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time today and were there for early morning and left at 5 pm!! Lovely clean admission area with excellent service - whistle stop guide/ tour offered and was very informative. Following use of very clean toilets set off to explore all...More

Thank TillnLil
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Oh my days I don't know where to start! Thank you so much for the fantastic review and kind words of your experience from start to finish of your day. You really have come at a great time of year to see so much and...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017

Always enjoy a walk round here.Been a member for many years. whether I go for a short visit or spend a bit longer it is always worthwhile. The cafe is always a welcome stop, good selection of grub or a very nice ginger biscuit to...More

Thank 273John
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Hi there, thanks for your review and for being a member (we heart you!) It's lovely to hear that you enjoy a walk and manage to make time no matter how long that may be. The cafe is always a must so it's great to...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Love it here! Especially on a sunny day! Informative and fun, look feeding the birds too. Cafe has good selection of food too, a bit pricey though

Thank ClaireMarie87
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Ah short and sweet, we love it! Thanks so much for the review and for the feedback which we take on board. We'll see you again soon :-)

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Situated at the rear of of an industrial estate, this is wonderful oasis for wildlife and wildfowl conservation. A great place for adults and children to observe and interact with the many water birds that live there.More

Thank 589Richard
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Hello and thanks for the review. It's easy to forget how urban we are here and that we are surrounded by industry but you're right we do offer an oasis for wildlife and we're pleased you get to be a part of it. We're pleased...More

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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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juliet b
26 July 2016|
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Response from Deborah N | Property representative |
Hi, Juliet, apologies for the delay! You can use the cafe yes, it's only if you want to go into the grounds that you need to pay admission. Thank you
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