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Make a splash and jump into nature at the North East Puddle Jumping Championships!

Who will make the biggest splash and be a puddle jumping champion?

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Join us this February half-term at Washington Wetland Centre, as children and adults alike grab their wellies and jump into nature for our annual puddle jumping championships – guaranteed fun whatever the North East weather!

Warm up in the puddle jumping practice zone before challenging your family and friends to a race around our Welly Boot Camp obstacle course, complete with a splashtastic puddle jumping finale to show off your creativity.

Take a shot at our welly shy or Froggy Fling bean bag toss – who will score the most points? – before having a go at hands-on crafts in the Education Barn (drop-in sessions 1-2.30pm, small costs apply).

What better way to blow away the winter cobwebs, release everyday stress and connect to nature than having a splashing day outdoors together?

WWT Washington centre manager Gill Pipes said: “We know people love nothing more than jumping in puddles, so we’re giving visitors of all ages the chance to channel their inner splasher and enjoy some gentle competition with this fun event.

“We also believe that children who love puddles can grow up to be adults that love nature, so through these championships we’re gently nurturing a passion that may help protect wetlands and the wildlife that depends on them for years to come.

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“As well as being great fun to jump in, puddles are also mini-wetlands that small wildlife use to feed, drink and bathe. Almost half of the world’s plants and animals depend on wetlands, they really are amazing!”

Puddle jumping is self-led throughout the day during February half-term (Sat 19-Sun 27 Feb). Just pick up an activity guide at the admissions desk and have a splashingly good time. Look out for a fab competition to enter too!

Included as part of normal admission or free for WWT members (small cost for crafts). Admission tickets can be pre-booked here https://bit.ly/WAadmission

Share your splashes at #puddlejumping