WWT Washington Wetland Centre

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Pattinson
Washington
Tyne and Wear
NE38 8LE

Tel: +44 0191 416 5454

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WWT Washington Wetland Centre

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.59 per ticket type
Child£4.90 per ticket type
Concessions£7.28 per ticket type
Family (2 adults & 2 children)£22.90 per ticket type
Under 4sFree

Ticket prices based on saving 10% when booked online.

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Awards

  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme - Silver Green Tourism Business Scheme - Silver 2014
  • Visit England Code of Practice 2014
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTourism Awards 2009 - Bronze Tourism Awards 2009 - Bronze 2009
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTourism Awards 2011 - Gold Tourism Awards 2011 - Gold 2011
  • Regional and MiscellaneousNorth East England Tourism Awards - Sustainable Tourism Award - Bronze North East England Tourism Awards - Sustainable Tourism Award - Bronze 2012
  • Regional and MiscellaneousNorth East England Tourism Awards - Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award - Gold North East England Tourism Awards - Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award - Gold 2014
  • Regional and MiscellaneousNorth East England Tourism Awards - Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award - Highly Commended North East England Tourism Awards - Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award - Highly Commended 2013

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access - The centre has level access and hard-surfaced paths with tarmac on its main routes (and compacted gravel on minor paths). Some bird hides are suitable for wheelchairs. Free wheelchair hire, including four electric wheelchairs (which are not in use during wet weather for health and safety reasons).
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Waterside Cafe serves up tasty, home-made food 364 days a year and is open free to the public (not including admission to grounds). Full catering facilities available for group bookings. Bbqs in summer and sun terrace open all year round.
  • Picnic Site - Please ask a member of staff for details of our many lovely picnic spots.

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On site parking - Free car parking on site. Tarmac surface and reserved bays for disabled visitors.
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - Allow three hours for an average visit.
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free - Please contact Leanne McCormella on 0191 419 5934 or leanne.mccormella@wwt.org.uk
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Pre-booking is essential.
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 999
  • Min group size - 12
  • Special group rates - Special group rates for 12+ people, along with other benefits.
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free - Please contact Leanne McCormella on 0191 419 5934 or leanne.mccormella@wwt.org.uk
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Conference facilities - Washington Wetland Centre's facilities are available for hire and can be adapted to suit any occasion - from birthday parties and discos to training sessions or AGMs. For corporate customers, the Discovery Centre makes a refreshing alternative to the traditional boardroom environment. It sits 50 people and is licensed for up to 200. Facilities such as a laptop and pull down screen for presentations, plus an OHP and flip chart board, are available. Call the centre for details and booking.
  • Event Venue - Washington Wetland Centre's facilities are available for hire and can be adapted to suit any occasion - from birthday parties and discos to training sessions or AGMs. For corporate customers, the Discovery Centre makes a refreshing alternative to the traditional boardroom environment. It sits 50 people and is licensed for up to 200. Facilities such as a laptop and pull down screen for presentations, plus an OHP and flip chart board, are available. Whatever the occasion, Waterside Café provides professional in-house catering and offers a selection of delicious menus, ranging from light snacks and refreshments to three-course meals with table service. A new children's birthday party package will be launching in 2010. Contact the centre for details and booking.
  • Toilets - Plus accessible toilet and baby changing facilities.

Provider Features

  • Outdoor Attraction - 45 hecatre site with Sir Peter Scott Visitor Centre incorporating a gift shop, waterside cafe, Discovery Centre, accessible toilet facilities and baby changing room.

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - Contact the centre for details of our exciting, award-winning, educational programmes.
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Please contact the centre in advance to arrange.

Access Information

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The centre is east of Washington town centre in Pattinson (formerly District 15) 4 miles from the A1(M), one mile from the A19 and signposted off the A195, A19, A182 and A1231 Washington Highway. Follow brown signs with duck logo.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Washington Galleries bus station. Regular buses direct to the centre (at Waterview Park). Contact Go North East on 0845 60 60 260 for details. By bike: River Wear trail passes the centre, as does the C2C cycle route. Cycle racks provided.

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