A splash-tastic day out for all the family!

Wellies at the ready this February half-term as WWT Washington hosts the third annual Dusty’s Puddle Jumping Championships; a splashtastic way to get rid of those winter cobwebs!

Bring your friends and family and see who can record the quickest time round our NEW Welly Bootcamp obstacle course. Or prepare to get wet as you make the biggest, craziest splash against our special splash-o-meter. You may even get to meet the main man himself – Dusty Duck!

Entrants can perfect their splashing techniques in our practice puddle zones, as well as having a go at welly wanging, taking a turn at the welly shy or getting involved in fun crafts to keep the whole family entertained.

WWT Washington’s centre manager Gill Pipes said: “We know that children love nothing more than to climb, jump and splash about in puddles, so this is a great opportunity for them to get closer to nature doing something that they enjoy.

“We also know that children who like playing outdoors often grow up to be adults that love the outdoors and through this event we’re gently building an interest that may help protect wetlands and the wildlife that depend on them for years to come.”

Dusty’s Puddle Jumping Championships are open to all competitors no matter what their age or ability and each contestant will receive a ‘splashtastic’ sticker to acknowledge their puddle-jumping and obstacle course-tackling efforts.

Plus, enter your obstacle course time and splash height into our free prize draw and you could win one of three fantastic prizes*! (*Winners to be chosen at random on Monday 19 February).

Dusty Duck was kindly designed exclusively for the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) by the world-famous Aardman studios, the studios behind Early Man, Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.

Normal admission price applies during the event, WWT members go FREE. Save 10% on admissions by booking online: http://bit.ly/WashingtonTickets

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