WWT Washington Wetland Centre

Please be aware that Covid-19 may affect the listed opening hours.

Telephone: 0191 416 5454

Whatever the season, come rain or shine the award-winning WWT Washington Wetland Centre is the perfect attraction in the North East which brings visitors closer to nature. Open 364 days, visitors can enjoy beautiful scenery, unforgettable wildlife encounters and special events all year round.

Explore a diverse mix of wetland, woodland, wildflower meadows and nature reserve home to a collection of exotic birds including Chilean flamingos, Asian short-clawed otters, flocks of wild waders, grey herons, woodland birds, insects and amphibians.

Visit Close Encounters and hand-feed the rarest goose in the world or watch once-extinct Eurasian cranes as they parade across the stream area.

Bird hides with views of lapwing, curlew and avocet are on the shore at Wader Lake; colourful bullfinches and great-spotted woodpeckers gather at Hawthorn Wood feeding station; mini-beasts lurk in Hollowood and fluffy ducklings and goslings hatch at our specialist duckery (Spring/Summer).

The attraction's Waterside Cafserves up tasty food every day and is open to the general public (not including admission to the grounds). Plus there are outdoor picnic areas, an insect garden and Water Lab and rain garden to discover. With daily talks, regular seasonal events, the popular Splash Zone play area and WWT gift shop theres something for everyone.

WWT Washington have excellent disabled access and free wheelchair and electric mobility scooter hire (must be pre-booked).

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. Registered charity in England & Wales no. 1030884 and Scotland SCO39410.

Useful Information

Opening Hours


(1 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020)

Day Times

Monday 09:30 - 16:30

Tuesday 09:30 - 16:30

Wednesday 09:30 - 16:30

Thursday 09:30 - 16:30

Friday 09:30 - 16:30

Saturday 09:30 - 16:30

Sunday 09:30 - 16:30


(1 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)

Day Times

Monday 09:30 - 17:30

Tuesday 09:30 - 17:30

Wednesday 09:30 - 17:30

Thursday 09:30 - 17:30

Friday 09:30 - 17:30

Saturday 09:30 - 17:30

Sunday 09:30 - 17:30

Telephone: 0191 416 5454



Events at WWT Washington Wetland Centre

Fabulous Flamingo Talk

1 Jan 2020

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Entertaining Otter Feed

1 Jan 2020

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