The east side of our site will be closed as we carry out essential erosion works at Window on the Wear, including installing riverbank defences. This work starts on Monday 13 January for approx 3 weeks.

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Washington Wetland Centre

Get close to rare and exotic birds, mammals and different wetland habitats. Walk with a warden, bug hunt or tour the duckery. You’ll also see colourful flamingos and the rarest goose in the world!

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Join Washington Wetland Centre today and enjoy unlimited free entry all year.

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Winter wildlife

An array of seasonal visitors
wade, flock and roost.

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Visit the NEW Learning Zone

A one stop shop for unforgettable
outdoor learning experiences.

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Walk with a warden

Walk with a warden

Discover the flora and fauna out on our wild reserve

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Sundown Spotlight Supper

Sundown Spotlight Supper

Discover our wetlands after sundown with an evening walk and special 3-course meal at our Waterside Cafe

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Walk with a warden

Walk with a warden

Explore the highlights of our wildlife reserve

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A great day out

Visit Washington Wetland Centre and experience a day out like no other.

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Amazing wildlife

Discover what wonderful wildlife has been spotted this season.

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Become a volunteer

Be the heart of everything we do, find out how you can get involved.

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