Things to do this Easter at WWT Washington

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

If you're looking for things to do over the school holidays, look no further than Washington Wetland Centre for fun-filled family activities. We’ve got plenty to keep your little (and big) ones entertained with Bing's Nature Explorer's trail, hands-on pond dipping sessions, wild walks and more. Or let your creativity flow with creative activities!

Here's some things fun for you to do this Easter:

Bing's Nature Explorers trail

Follow Bing’s Nature Explorers trail to discover fun-filled challenges and amazing wildlife facts. Be sure to pick up a trail guide at the start of your visit and collect your sticker once you’ve completed the trail. Let's GO GO GO GO GO!

Creative activities

Get the creative juices flowing with a variety of creative activities. Come and paint ceramics* (Saturday 30 March - 1-3pm) enjoy pebble painting (Sunday 7 April - 1-3pm) make clay faces (Tuesday 9 April - 1-3pm) or try your hand at natural printing in the woods (Friday 12 April - 1-3pm) - a great activity even the grown ups will enjoy! You can also join our team in Waterside Cafe and decorate an Easter cookie* (Monday 6 and Sunday 14 April)!

(*Small costs apply for ceramic painting and cookie decorating)

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Nature events

join us for our heron watch activity (Easter Sunday 31 March - 1-2pm) and enjoy learning how we monitor the grey heron nests of our heronry! Or soak up the sights and sounds of spring during a wild walk around our reserve (Easter Monday 1 April - Meet at 11am). These events are great opportunities to spend some time with our expert wardens, allowing you to brush up on your IDing skills and learn a little more about our wild reserve!

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Pond Dipping

Spring is full of new life, and pond dipping offers the perfect opportunity to witness it! Explore the underwater world with our education team during one of our family-friendly pond dipping sessions. Visit our interactive Pondzone from 1pm to 3pm on Monday April 1st and Friday April 5th, where you can use one of our nets to search for pond wildlife such as water snails, caddis fly larvae, and water boatmen. Our brilliant team will show you how to safely catch and identify your finds before carefully releasing them back into the water. A popular family activity not to be missed!

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Meet our otters and flamingos - every day

Meet our keepers and enjoy daily otter feeds (11.30am and 2.30pm) and flamingo talks (11.45am and 2.45pm), where you'll learn about the different species we have here at WWT Washington. Enjoy seeing these fantastic animals a little closer and ask our keepers any questions you may have!

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Easter calendar

Take a look at our full Easter activity calendar to help you plan your visit! Don't forget, join as a member in centre or online and you can enjoy visiting as often as you like all throughout the year from £6.50 per month!

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Ready to visit?

If you've been inspired to explore Washington Wetland Centre this Easter, find out more and plan your visit online.

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