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Make a splash at the North East Puddle Jumping Championships!

Who will make the biggest splash and be a Puddle Jumping Champion?

WWT Puddle Jumping Championships 2019 - credit WWT (17).jpgJoin us this February half-term at Washington Wetland Centre, as children and adults alike grab their wellies, get outside and take part in our annual puddle jumping championships – guaranteed fun whatever the North East weather!

Warm up in the puddle jumping practice zone before challenging your family and friends to a race around our Welly Boot Camp obstacle course, complete with a splashtastic puddle jumping finale to show off your creativity.

Take a shot at our welly shy or frog-themed bean bag toss – who will score the most points? – before having a go at hands-on crafts in the Discovery Centre.

What better way to blow away the winter cobwebs and release everyday stress than having a splashing day out together?

WWT Washington centre manager Gill Pipes said: “We know that people love nothing more than to splash in puddles, so we’re giving visitors of all ages the chance to channel their inner splasher and enjoy some gentle competition with this fun event.

We also believe that children who love puddles can grow up to be adults that love the outdoors, so through these championships we’re gently nurturing a passion that may help protect wetlands and the wildlife that depends on them for years to come.”

PJ Debbie Drysdale 3.jpgThe event is self-led throughout the day during February half-term (Sat 19-Sun 27 Feb), just pick up an activity guide at the admissions desk and have a splashingly good time. Look out for a fab competition to enter too!

Puddle jumping is included as part of normal admission or free for WWT members (small cost for crafts). Admission tickets can be pre-booked here https://bit.ly/WAadmission

Share your splashes at #puddlejumping