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Enjoy a birthday party with a difference at WWT Washington Wetland Centre

Our outdoor activity birthday parties will entertain children of all ages as they get close to wildlife and explore the natural world!

The birthday child and their guests will be treated to a private guided tour of our fantastic wildfowl collection, during which they’ll come nose-to-beak with exotic waterbirds from across the world that will nibble corn from an outstretched hand.

An expert warden will then lead the group as they take part in one of four, hands-on, activities. Choose from pond dipping, den-building, mini-beast safari or creative arts and crafts (some activities are affected by seasons and children’s ages; please see booking form for details).

Then it’s back to the visitor centre for a birthday snack. WWT picnic boxes are available as an optional extra (please see booking form for details) or parents can provide their own party food, which they can enjoy at one of the centre’s many picturesque picnic spots or indoors if preferred.

Free lockers are available for the storage of birthday presents, coats, bags etc and we can provide a knife and matches for the cutting of the birthday cake if needed.

The birthday child receives a party poster, gift and free seed to feed the birds. Guests can remain on site after the party has finished to explore our wetlands, woodlands and wildlife reserve at their own leisure.

Birthday parties run from 1.30pm - 3.15pm, Saturdays and Sundays only, and cost £10 per child. Entry for one accompanying adult per child is free (extra adults pay usual entry fee).

If you’d like to enquire about a party, please contact Joanne Newbury by email on joanne.newbury@wwt.org.uk or call 0191 419 5933 to check availability.

To download and print free birthday party invites (pdf file, invites are A5 size, colour, two per page) please click here.

We think our birthday parties are awesome, but don't just take our word for it...

"Awesome birthday party; professional, energetic and fun staff" - Adrian's mam.

"Lovely party; entertaining and educational" - Elizabeth's mam.

"Smooth and well-organised; a wonderful party experience" - Eva's mam.

"My son and his friends had an amazing day...I think the adults had a great time too!...I would highly recommend WWT as a birthday venue" - Henry's mam.