Downy Duckling Days return at WWT Washington Wetland Centre

Join us this May half-term (Saturday 25 May-Sunday 2 June) to see the latest fluffy arrivals at Washington Wetland Centre and go behind-the-scenes at our specialist duckery.

Visitors can enjoy daily talks which will give you an exclusive insight into the world of birds from eggs and hatching to their first few days and beyond. It’s also a great opportunity to hear about our conservation work and more about the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust’s international efforts to save some of the world’s most endangered water birds. Then, as an exciting finale, you’ll get to meet some of the tiny ducklings and goslings as they’re held safely in our keepers’ hands! (Talks are drop-in sessions lasting 10-15 minutes each between 1-2pm).

Our outdoor nursery will also welcome visitors for a look at what happens when the feathered youngsters are old enough to venture outside. Open between 12noon and 2pm, our team will be on hand to talk to you about our birds while you get close to them as they take their first wobbly steps in the great outdoors

And we’re not just about ducks! Discover the fascinating world underwater with help from our knowledgeable learning team during daily pond dipping sessions. Join them as they pick up their nets and search for diving beetles, water boatman and many more insects at the Pond Zone. (Daily sessions, drop-in between 10.30-11.30am, free with admission).

Or get creative with spring-themed crafts in the Discovery Centre too. Choose from a number of hands-on activities. (Daily from 2 – 3.30pm, small charges apply)

Normal admission prices apply throughout Downy Duckling Days week, WWT members go FREE. Save 10% on admissions by booking online here:

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