Due to ongoing UK AI restrictions, visitors are not allowed to feed our birds for now. Many thanks for your continued patience.

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Avian influenza - centre update

Cases of avian influenza are widespread in Great Britain and we have sadly had a confirmed case in our collection birds at Washington Wetland Centre.

We are working with the relevant government agencies and are taking measures to prevent the spread of the disease.

We will be reopening to visitors early in the new year. Once we open the centre, some areas of our animal collection will remain closed. This is a UK Government requirement to help us protect the birds here and prevent the spread of avian influenza amongst them.

Our wild reserve will be open as usual with normal access to Wader Lake, saline lagoon and Hawthorn Wood hides.

We know it may be disappointing not to be able to see some of our collection animals, but there will still be some fantastic sights to see and birds to find out on our reserve. We will share further opening information as soon as we are able to.

Read more about Avian Influenza on the UK Government website