WWT Washington

WWT Washington Wetland Centre is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Washington, Tyne and Wear, North East England.

WWT Washington Wetland Centre
WWT Washington Wetland Centre
WWT Washington shown within Tyne and Wear
OS gridNZ331562
Coordinates54.899°N 1.484°W / 54.899; -1.484
Visitors81,344 (in 2017)[1]

Established in 1975, its wildlife includes swans, geese, ducks, a family of Asian short clawed otters and a flock of Chilean flamingos. WWT works towards the conservation of wetlands and has a successful breeding program for some of the world's most endangered wildfowl.

Included in the site is a nature reserve with hides to watch the wildlife, a saline lagoon and dragonfly ponds in which large species of dragonfly live along with newts, frogs and toads.

The park sells bags of seed which can be used to get an up-close and personal encounter with most of their birds whilst feeding them.

Species kept at the park include:


  1. "ALVA - Association of Leading Visitor Attractions". www.alva.org.uk. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
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