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Celebrating our wetland superstar dads

Celebrating our wetland superstar dads

Fathers come in many forms and the natural world is full of wonderful examples of dedicated dads at their most loving, protective and nurturing. This Father’s Day we pay homage to some of our wetland superstar patriarchs and give thanks to all of the

14 June 2024

WWT Washington welcome the return of common tern

WWT Washington welcome the return of common tern

Common tern numbers have been steadily building for the breeding season at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, following an outbreak of bird flu in 2023, which almost destroyed the colony.

12 June 2024

Flowers galore at our wonderful wetlands

Flowers galore at our wonderful wetlands

Sunshine and rain means blooming great plant life!

30 May 2024

Sand martin citizen survey now live!

Sand martin citizen survey now live!

Take part and help sand martin conservation

28 May 2024

Top tips to help spot a wild otter

Top tips to help spot a wild otter

Wild Eurasian otters are elusive - can you spot one?

23 May 2024

Get ready for May half term fun

Get ready for May half term fun

Get ready for May Half Term fun May half term is just around the corner, and we couldn't be more excited to share what we've got coming to keep your family entertained. The sun has finally got its hat on, and we're gearing up for lots of indoor and

20 May 2024

Follow our trail and find ten wildflowers on our reserve

Follow our trail and find ten wildflowers on our reserve

Wildflowers are starting to show nicely around the reserve of Washington Wetland Centre, with a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours to see. There are plenty to be found as you move through North Wood, Top Meadow and Spring Gill. Why not enjoy a gen

29 April 2024

Flamingos of the North East

Flamingos of the North East

See our flock of flamboyant flamingos here in the North East

25 April 2024

Meet Bing and Flop this May at WWT Washington

Meet Bing and Flop this May at WWT Washington

This May, Bing and Flop are visiting the Northeast and will be stopping by WWT Washington for two special weekend appearances! Bing and Flop character appearances Meet Bing and Flop this May during special meet and greet sessions, which are taking pla

19 April 2024

Spring photography hints and tips

Spring photography hints and tips

Enjoy some top tips when it comes to photographing wildlife at Washington Wetland Centre thanks to our own volunteer photographer, Ian Henderson

11 April 2024

Sand martins check in for summer

Sand martins check in for summer

The first sand martins of the season have arrived back at WWT Washington Wetland Centre and have shown early interest in a new nesting bank. The artificial bank, which has space for one hundred nesting pairs, was built in October last year in anticipa

2 April 2024

Early signs of spring around our wetlands

Early signs of spring around our wetlands

It might still be chilly out there, but some early spring signs are already starting to appear around our wetlands. There’s something rather exhilarating about the arrival of this most hopeful of seasons; the natural world on the cusp of new life and n

1 April 2024

Things to do this Easter at WWT Washington

Things to do this Easter at WWT Washington

Attention outdoor adventurers - get ready for some Easter Fun with the whole family!

27 March 2024

New black swan cygnets hatch at WWT Washington

New black swan cygnets hatch at WWT Washington

Three is the magic number at Washington Wetland Centre as they welcome the arrival of three charming black swan cygnets. The black swan pair – who were first introduced in May 2021 - have done a fantastic job laying and protecting their clutch of egg

22 March 2024

Visitor donation supports opening of new wildlife hide

Visitor donation supports opening of new wildlife hide

We’re delighted to announce that a new wildlife viewing hide is now open to visitors. The Vic Robins hide - which is on the east side of Wader Lake - was kindly funded by WWT Washington visitor Viv Coy. Viv and her husband Vic visited the Princes Trust

21 March 2024