1. North East
  2. Tyne and Wear
  3. Washington Village

Attraction Information

Treat your family to a day of outdoor adventures, fun play, and beautiful scenery. Whatever the weather, WWT Washington Wetland Centre is perfect for bringing people closer to nature and for spotting plenty of animals. 

Things To Do
Enjoy meeting ducks and geese in Ganderland, and don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled because you might get lucky and catch a glimpse of the rarest goose in the world - the nene! Plus see the adorable Asian short-clawed otter family as they swim, play and even juggle with stones! 

There are 104 acres of nature reserve to explore, with woodlands, wetlands and meadows to explore, and there are even feeding stations dotted around too.

If you’re looking to blow off some steam, head over to the outdoor play area Playscape, where explorers can enjoy water play, clambering across the climbing frame, and soaring high up on the swing, plus loads more!

Food & Drink
You've spent the day having unforgettable wildlife encounters with all kinds of curious creatures but now it's time to refuel! Head over to the Waterside Cafe for a delicious breakfast roll and coffee. Enjoy other scrumptious treats like meat pies, sourdough sandwiches, freshly baked bakes, scones, jacket potatoes and so much more!

Make sure you check out the gift shop before you leave and grab a momento to remember your favourite exotic birds and the other spectacular wildlife you've seen on your day out. 
  • Assistance dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads at all times. This is so that the animals in the wetland centre do not get disturbed or affected. 
  • Free accessible car parking provision – 6 designated spaces (drop off space outside of the visitor centre is available, please just ask).
  • If you have low mobility you'll be happy to know you can hire a wheelchair. There is only 1 manual wheelchair onsite. 
  • Mobility scooters are also available to hire, just give the centre a call on 0191 416 5454 to arrange this. 
  • There are separate accessible toilet facilities and a baby changing facility within the toilet block.
  • Worried about wheelchair access? The WWT Washington Wetland Centre is on a slight slope but there are tarmac paths which you can easily 
Transport & Parking for Visitors
You'll be happy to know that there is onsite parking! 
  • Loads of wildlife and birds to discover
  • Great outdoor play area
  • Family-friendly cafe with views. (Serves hot and cold food, and drinks)
  • Interactive events and activities throughout the year
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Opening Times

Summer Hours (March onwards):
Daily 10.00 - 17.30
Winter hours (October onwards)
Daily 10.00 - 16.30 (closed Christmas day)
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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
Adults: from £10.45
Concessions*: from £9.40
Junior (4-17): from £6.81
Children under 4: free
Family (2 adults, 2 children): from £29.31
Essential helpers: free

*Concession: 65+, unemployed, full-time student

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Contact Details

WWT Washington, Pattinson, Tyne and Wear
Washington Village,
Tyne and Wear
NE38 8LE

Tel: 01914165454

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