WWT Washington Wetland Centre | Day Out With The Kids

WWT Washington Wetland Centre

Washington, County Durham, England

  • Man feeding otter at WWT Washington Wetland Centre
  • Kids playing in water at WWT Washington Wetland Centre
  • Bird at WWT Washington Wetland Centre

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

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.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit WWT Washington Wetland Centre's website
01914 165454

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

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

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


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

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction

More Information

Guest suitability

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