Get set for a summer adventure with 103 acres of wild wetland paradise to discover. Watch young wading birds exploring, meet friendly otters and enjoy walks alongside wildflower meadows and dragonfly ponds buzzing with life.

This season's highlights

With wide-open spaces and wetlands full of the sights and sounds of nature, there's plenty to see and do.

Dramatic displays

Watch common tern perform fantastic aerial acrobatics

Marvellous mammals

Meet our adorable otters and enjoy watching their cheeky antics

Adventure awaits

Explore our outdoor adventure play area, perfect for children of all ages.

Seek out some special places

Discover our sparkling lakes, ponds and lagoons and the wildlife that calls them home

Capture wild beauty

Take crisp close ups of birds and other wetland creatures against stunning wetland backdrops

Wetland Wellbeing

Breathe deep, de-stress and enjoy wide open spaces

Book your visit

We're delighted we can now welcome you back. Every person who is coming to visit will need to pre-book, including those who visit for free such as members, children under four and carers. We can't wait to welcome you back.

Discover our wildlife

A world of wetland nature awaits you at Washington Wetland Centre. With our mosaic of habitats, there’s always a star species on show.


We're good to go

Your safety is our top priority and we’re delighted to say we’ve been accredited with the ‘We’re Good to Go’ stamp of approval. Our wide paths, abundance of outdoor space, enhanced cleaning regimes and online booking system all mean you can relax and enjoy your visit, confident we’re doing everything needed to keep you safe during your time with us.

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