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Accommodation near Washington Wildlife Trust WWT
What do you do on a damp day that cant make up its mind wether its going to rain or not you go and explore 45 hectares of wetland, woodland and wildlife reserve at WWT Washington Wetland Centre – we did not relise it was one of the North East’s biggest conservation success stories right on our door stop just 15 minutes from Riding Farm.
Home to exotic birds, amazing insects, beautiful wild scenery and more!
Get nose to beak with rare waterbirds at Close Encounters and meet our pink Chilean flamingos you can feed the birds the children love it our daughter now wants to know why the ducks at the Riding wont come out and play.
See Eurasian cranes and barnacle geese on the stream, wild waders such as grey herons at Wader Lake, great-spotted woodpeckers in Hawthorn Wood and tiny ducklings at Waterfowl Nursery (May-July). You learn something new every time you go.
There is also wildflower meadows, dragonflies, frogs, bats, goats and ancient woodland.
Picnic areas look great but a bit damp for us so we went to Waterside Café with terrace and had lunch they have thought of everything nice food and staff where so helpful they have BBQ in the summer.
Bell Cottage Farm sustainable garden, gift shop, Discovery Centre and Splash Zone play area.- this was great choclate buttons where the only thing that got Daddy and Isabel out. We will be back they have a fantastic year-round events calendar, unforgettable wildlife encounters, award-winning educational programmes, excellent disabled access and free wheelchair hire.