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Little egret citizen survey - the results
15 Sep 2020

Little egret citizen survey - the results

Key information from the survey that visitors helped piece together!...

Why Wetlands Competition
03 Aug 2020

Why Wetlands Competition

A summer competition inspired by your visit to Washington Wetland Centre!...

WWT Washington accredited with 'We're Good to Go' stamp of approval
18 Jul 2020

WWT Washington accredited with 'We're Good to Go' stamp of approval

We’re Good To Go! At Washington Wetland Centre the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is a priority and we are delighted to say that we have been accredited with the “We’re Good to Go” stamp of approval. “We’re Good To Go” is a U...

Washington re-opening information
11 Jun 2020

Washington re-opening information

Information to help you plan your visit at WWT Washington...

Coronavirus - latest statement
03 Jun 2020

Coronavirus - latest statement

We are pleased to announce that Washington Wetland Centre will re-open on Wednesday 10 June ...

World Wetlands Day 2020
31 Jan 2020

World Wetlands Day 2020

Celebrate World Wetlands Day this Sunday!...

Window on the Wear - Essential works
10 Jan 2020

Window on the Wear - Essential works

Did you know that, despite being around 5 miles from the sea, the section of the river Wear at our site is still tidal? This brings huge benefits in that many coastal species, including grey seals and wading birds which feed on the mud along the estuary m...

Wearside children wrap up kindness at wetland centre
04 Dec 2019

Wearside children wrap up kindness at wetland centre

'Tis the season of goodwill and giving to others, and at WWT Washington Wetland Centre this sentiment is in full swing as over a hundred gifts will be collected and donated to local causes. ...

First flamingo chick in 4 years hatches
29 Aug 2019

First flamingo chick in 4 years hatches

A long-awaited Chilean flamingo egg has successfully hatched at WWT Washington Wetland Centre – the first chick to arrive in over four years!...

First flamingo egg for four years laid at WWT Washington
05 Aug 2019

First flamingo egg for four years laid at WWT Washington

A Chilean flamingo egg has been successfully laid at WWT Washington Wetland Centre – the first in over four years...

Friday 12 July - at least partial site closure
11 Jul 2019

Friday 12 July - at least partial site closure

Thursday 11th’s heavy rain has caused some damage to our site. All of our animals and staff are okay, but we need to focus on making everything safe...

Record avocet numbers
30 Apr 2019

Record avocet numbers

WWT Washington have recorded their highest ever number of avocet on site so far this year...

New times for daily animal talks
12 Feb 2019

New times for daily animal talks

Our daily Chilean flamingo talks begin again on Saturday 16 February and, along with our daily commentated otter feeds, will now be held at a slightly different timeWe originally withdrew them last year while the flamingo house underwent a major revamp - ...

Wader Lake essential works - Jan 2019
15 Jan 2019

Wader Lake essential works - Jan 2019

 WWT Washington's reserve team will be carrying out some essential maintenance on Wader Lake this week (Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 January 2019).  The dedicated team of staff and volunteers at WWT Washington will be renewing and enhancing the existing...

Splashing family fun this February half-term
21 Dec 2018

Splashing family fun this February half-term

Grab your wellies and join us outdoors as we host our 2019 Puddle Jumping Championships this coming February half-term – guaranteed fun whatever the North East weather! Warm up in our puddle jumping practice zone before challenging your family and frien...