Our centre is now open - please be aware when planning your visit that part of our site remains closed for now. There will be no otter or flamingo talks and we are currently unable to allow any feeding of our birds - read more and plan your visit here.

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Frosts bring sparkle to our wetlands and woodlands. Join us and immerse yourself in the beauty of winter and our incredible wildlife.

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 curlews spiral down to roost alongside redshank at dusk

Marvellous mammals

Meet our adorable otters and enjoy watching their cheeky antics. Find out more.

Adventure awaits

Take a wild welly walk, explore snowy woodlands and savour fresh air days

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

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.