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Easter fun and Animal Antics this April

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WWT Washington is springing into action this April, with fun and activities for all the family during Easter and beyond.

Discover new life and nature blooming all around, including beautiful spring flowers, butterflies and amphibians, and baby chicks that have hatched from real-life Easter eggs at our specialist duckery.

Take part in Easter craft activities in the Discovery Centre from 1-3pm every day during the school holidays – make a mini garden, colour a fan or design a coaster (small costs apply) – and join in the Easter Sunday rubber duck hunt around the grounds (Sunday 8 April, 11am-3pm, free with admission).

Plus, bring your own hard-boiled egg to decorate and create a creature, with a prize for the craziest (every day, 1-3pm, £1), and go pond dipping in our NEW interactive Pondzone area (every day, 11am-noon and 1-2pm, free with admission).

Seasonal wildlife highlights include the North’s largest nesting colony of grey herons, recently named one of the best in the UK by Countryfile magazine (http://www.countryfile.com/countryside/wildlife-watch-out-march).

Spot them incubating and hatching eggs in the tree tops at Wader Lake and become a wildlife camera operator by zooming in on the action using the CCTV in Waterside Cafe!

A record eight avocets are also on site, with two pairs nesting at the time of writing.  Will they set another WWT Washington record by all successfully breeding and rearing chicks!?

And on Saturday 28 April there’ll be plenty of Animal Antics to entertain people of all ages, as the rescue animals from Wetheriggs Zoo and Animal Sanctuary in Penrith pay a visit.

Get up close to all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures, with expert staff on hand to teach you more about them (no need to book, free with admission, visit http://www.wetheriggsanimalrescue.co.uk/ for details).

Whatever the season, come rain or shine – WWT Washington is the perfect place to connect with nature.  For more information, prices and opening times please visit www.wwt.org.uk/visit-us/washington, email info.washington@wwt.org.uk or call 0191 416 5454.  Follow us on Twitter @WWTWashington and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wwtwashington.