WWT Washington Wetland Centre

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Looking for: Active, Outdoor / Active, Parks & Gardens
Address: WWT Washington Wetland Centre
Pattinson, Washington
Tyne and Wear
Postcode: NE38 8LE
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Outdoors
Telephone: 0191 416 5454
Website: Click Here

Set in 45 hectares of stunning wetland and woodland on the River Wear, Washington Wetland Centre is one of the North East's biggest conservation success stories.

So much to see and do

Our vibrant and fascinating wetlands area is home to exotic birds, amazing insects and beautiful wild scenery. 

Don’t miss:

  • Our nesting colony of Grey Herons at Wader Lake – the largest in the region!
  • Spectacular views of colourful Bullfinches and Great-spotted Woodpeckers in Hawthorn Wood
  • The chance to get nose to beak with rare water birds at Close Encounters
  • Fluffy ducklings taking their first wobbly steps at Waterfowl Nursery
  • The ancient woodland at Spring Gill and our majestic old oak trees
  • Our breeding colony of pink Chilean flamingos
  • Wonderful wildflower meadows – look out for Cuckoo Flowers, Bee Orchids and Yellow Rattle
  • Splash Zone adventure play area
Enthusiastic staff are also on hand to teach visitors about the UK’s diverse wetlands, their rich wildlife and the importance of WWT’s conservation work.