Washington Wetland Centre launches new postcard adventure trail for summer holidays

Washington Wetland Centre launches new postcard adventure trail for summer holidays
-Credit: (Image: WWT)


The WWT Washington Wetland Centre has launched a new postcard adventure trail for the school summer holidays. The giant postcards, designed by children's illustrator Ella Beech, share messages and travel stories from quirky animals who live in wetland habitats around the world.

Dotted around the centre’s animal collection and wild reserve, visitors will use a trail map to find the postcards and discover new wetland habitats, as well as the animals that thrive within them. To offer a memorable experience, the postcard trail encompasses all the corner of the WWT, so explorers will be able to read what’s happening in wetlands across the globe, and see the interesting animals enjoying the summer months at Wearside’s Washington Wetland Centre.

These animals include Asian short-clawed otters that swim, roll in sand and juggle pebbles, dragonflies and damselflies at the amphibian ponds, and the North East’s only flock of Chilean flamingos with their striking pink plumage on display. On completing the trail, families will get a special WWT Washington postcard, so they can share their experiences with a loved one, or write to another WWT site to share their messages of support.

Washington Wetland Centre launches new postcard adventure trail for summer holidays
Washington Wetland Centre launches new postcard adventure trail for summer holidays -Credit:WWT

Gill Pipes, Centre Manager at WWT Washington, said: "We love sharing the wonder of the wetlands with families and can’t wait to welcome them this summer for a truly memorable day out. The postcard trail offers a real opportunity for families to explore nature and learn more about wildlife, both here and around the world."

The postcard trail is part of a programme of summer activities at WWT Washington, including pond dipping sessions, den building afternoons, minibeast hunting to get up close with insects, nature exploration with animal tracking and wild walks, all included as part of general admission.

Participating in WWT Washington’s postcard trail is included with general admission, and it is free to WWT members. The trail is running from 20th July until the end of the school summer holidays.

Families who’d like to get involved can pick up a trail guide at the visitor centre. More information about this activity the other things an offer at WWT Washington can be found on the website here.