WWT Washington

All our Wetland Centres exist to fulfil founder Peter Scott’s vision of connecting people with nature, so we make it a principle that our wetlands and wildlife are accessible to everyone.

WWT Washington Wetland Centre has the following facilities:

  • Free accessible car parking provision – 6 designated spaces (drop off space outside of the visitor centre is available, please just ask)
  • Trained assistance dogs welcome
  • Maps can be enlarged, please ask ahead of your visit
  • 1 manual wheelchair and walkers available to borrow
  • 4 mobility scooters to hire – we do ask for a donation if possible, please book in advance
  • The site is on a slope, but it is mainly flat access. Staff can advise on routes that avoid steep slopes
  • There is step-free entry to all our hides
  • Hawthorn Wood hide has a large window, designed for use by wheelchair users
  • 1 accessible toilet in the visitor centre
  • Pond dipping area has a position for wheelchair users
  • Please click here to view our access statement

In addition, our friendly staff and volunteers are always happy to help, so if you need assistance carrying a tray to your cafe table or help to open a gate – please just ask!

If you have any specific questions about our accessibility then please feel free to call us on 0191 416 5454 and we can discuss it with you and help you plan your day.

We look forward to welcoming you to Washington Wetland Centre.


Video credit: Gilbey Films - independent disability filmmakers and consultants.