Local wetland centre to host puddle jumping competition during February half term

Photo Credit: WWT Washington Wetland Centre

Washington Wetland Centre will once again host an annual puddle jumping competition during the February half-term.
The family-friendly attraction has been running since 2016 and will be hoping to entice even more people to visit than the 7,500 who attended last year.

The North East Puddle Jumping Championships are part of a campaign by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, which runs eight other centres across the UK. There’s not only puddle jumping, but welly wanging, a welly shy, and an obstacle course.

As well as competing for prizes and the chance to be regional (and possibly national) puddle jumping champion in the future, visitors can look out for and learn about more than 400 species of water birds, including Chilean flamingos.

Deborah Nolan, who works for the Washington Wetlands Centre said:

“The February half term is the perfect time to dust away the cobwebs and have an outdoor adventure – whatever the weather!”

The North East Puddle Jumping Championships take place from February 15 – 23.
The usual entry fees to the Wetland Centre apply, including a discounted rate for families.

For more information, visit the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust website.

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