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WWT Washington Wetland Centre

  • Washington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Attraction Information

Treat your family to a day of wildlife encounters, fun play, and beautiful scenery. WWT Washington Wetland Centre is home to rare wildfowl, flamingos, otters and cranes and much more. If you have a budding David Attenborough with you, this trip will make them burst into bloom!

Your child can enjoy hand-feeding ducks and geese in the Ganderland area, and they might even catch a glimpse of the rarest goose in the world. If they're more a fan of the furry friend, take them to see the otters. This little band have been delighting visitors for quite some time!

Fancy some flamboyance? See if you can find the flamingos. There are generally talks about the animals that are run twice daily so if you want to know more about any of these amazing creatures, pop along!

Visitors are free to explore the 25 hectares of nature reserve with their unique brackish water river suitable for wetland creatures, and kids are equally welcome to head to the WWT Washington Wetland Centre play area, Playscape! With water play, monkey bars, swings, an Archimedes Screw, a wobble dish, and seesaws, there's plenty here for these little adventurers to discover.

Opening hours

November - March
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 16:30

April - October
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:30

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction


General Admission
Adults from £9.54
Kids (4-16) from £5.45
Concessions from £8.09
Family (2 adults, 2 kids) from £25.45

Travel & Contact Information


Pattinson, Washington, County Durham, NE38 8LE, England

Phone number

01914 165454



Click here to visit WWT Washington Wetland Centre's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, WWT Washington Wetland Centre is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

The site is on a slope, but it is mainly flat access. Staff can advise on routes that avoid steep slopes. 

Yes, WWT Washington Wetland Centre have stated they are pushchair friendly.

WWT Washington Wetland Centre has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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