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WWT Washington Wetland Centre

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Fantastic Day Out

This was a full day out for us. Really good day. There was lots to see and it was a very pleasant... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
uk_sassypants
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Canny day out and that

It’s quite expensive but we had free tickets so were on to a winner. Took a 3 and 6 year old and... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Graham D
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Durham, United Kingdom
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“pond dipping”(13 reviews)
“otter feeding”(11 reviews)
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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...more
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Pattinson, Washington NE38 8LE, England
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+44 191 416 5454
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

This was a full day out for us. Really good day. There was lots to see and it was a very pleasant walk around. It was great to be able to feed the different birds. The restaurant was nothing to write home about. Very substandard...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to review! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to us and that you enjoyed feeding the birds and a wander around the site. We'd really appreciate your feedback on our cafe and the food...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

It’s quite expensive but we had free tickets so were on to a winner. Took a 3 and 6 year old and they both loved it, especially the Halloween trick or treat trail. The educational and interactive stuff is great for them and it’s really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Graham D
Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thanks for your review! It's great to hear you enjoyed the October trail and the kids we're easily tricked (pun 100% intended...) into enjoying a super long walk and learning a thing or two about nature. Job done we'd say! We're sorry to hear...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

We booked a birthday party for our grand-daughter's 8th Birthday recently. The team at WWT ( Joanne and June ) were brilliant from beginning to end and SO helpful! There were 9 kids in attendance, all opted for the ubiquitous kids lunch box which was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback and sharing your fantastic party experience. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day and that your granddaughter and friends enjoyed the activities, food and exploring the rest of the site including handfeeding our birds and...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018

I think if I lived near a WWT site, such as Washington, I'd renew my WWT membership and pop along regularly and enjoy it. As it is, any WWT visit is a long way from home and (we visited Washington on holiday so not too...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hello there, thanks for taking the time to review. We appreciate the good comments you've made and are pleased to hear you were regular visitors. However, we're disappointed the 'bum' notes have been a factor in you no longer being members. Our conservation work as...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful place. Well set out and great for educating all ages about wildlife. Child-friendly. Although the otters were not being seen this time when we visited there was a great variety of water fowl. It helped that it was a lovely sunny...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and see lots of birds while here. It's a shame you didn't see the otters this time, they can almost be guaranteed to be out during their daily feed...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Love this place, lots to do and see. Lovely grounds to walk around and the wildlife is superb. Our youngest is just getting a bit old for the park now (8) which is a shame but the cafe has taken a definite step up (a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hello and thanks so much for your feedback. It sounds like you had a great time and enjoyed the food in the cafe - your feedback is much appreciated as we have recently taken on a new catering manager who is making some positive changes....More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

What a pleasant surprise. We used to take our children here many years ago when it had newly opened, and enjoyed it. But after a while we found it a bit run down and smelly so stopped going, especially as it isn't cheap. When friends...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hello and welcome back! We're so pleased you decided to give us another try after many years away. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit despite the rainy weather. We're pleased to hear you liked seeing the otters; they are very entertaining and...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Went here for day out really enjoyed it. The birds were really nice we also seen some otters and squirrels. They have mobility scooters for disabled people. They have a cafe and u can buy food to feed birds.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thanks for your review! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here and liked seeing the birds and otters. Take care and we'll hopefully see you again soon :-)

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Really disappointing to be honest. The otters were nice to watch and there are lovely walkways but there’s nothing really to do for young children. Had more fun in the local park feeding the ducks which cost nothing.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Hi, thanks for your review. We're gutted to hear you found there wasn't much to do here for the children. We are always keen to introduce budding young conservationists to our site and show them the work we do to help support some of the...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Wow good start to our 6 week holidays. We have loved our visit today so much so we are now annual pass holders :-) . The lady who did the Otter talk this morning was fab and it was great watching the otters rolling around...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Deborah N, Public Relations Manager at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Ahh this is music to our ears! Thank you so much for becoming members and vital supporters of our conservation efforts both here at the centre and worldwide as part of our national charity efforts. It sounds like you had a fantastic time exploring our...More

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Honey C
3 June 2018|
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Response from sherbyNorthEast | Reviewed this property |
I have pushed my son round in a buggy many times some parts a little bumpy but you can definitely get around no problem x
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Response from ian1509 | Reviewed this property |
Some Tarmac paths but also soil and gravel paths. Some times water on the path
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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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