Come nose-to-beak with some of the world’s rarest waterbirds

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

WWT Washington Wetland Centre shows the wonders of the wetlands, with stunning scenery and encounters with some of the world’s rarest waterbirds.

Whatever the season, come rain or shine, WWT Washington Wetland Centre is the perfect place to connect with nature.

Open all year round, the award-winning, family-friendly site offers visitors of all ages a host of unforgettable wildlife encounters and beautiful scenery.

Young and old can explore an exciting mix of wetland, woodland, nature reserve and meadows; home to rare wildfowl, flocks of waders, Chilean flamingos and Eurasian cranes.

The fun does not have to stop even when you need refreshment as you can see a variety of wildlife through the large glass window in the comfort of the Waterside café, where you can enjoy a variety of homemade delicacies. Enjoy daily animal feeds including the mischievous Asian short-clawed otters. Take a tour or guided walk and learn more about the wild flora and fauna at the wetlands.

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