Our soft play area is closed at the moment. This is due to baby Soprano Pipistrelle bats being in the room, which are a protected species, so we are liaising with NIEA. Thank you for your patience.
Get up close to Ireland's largest collection of native and exotic waterbirds, bats and migrant birds whilst taking in stunning estuary views.
Join Castle Espie Wetland Centre today and enjoy unlimited free entry all year.
Winter sees birds fly in from colder climes. Find out what's been spotted and how you can see it at Castle EspieWetland Centre.
A one stop shop for unforgettableoutdoor learning experiences.
Enjoy a walkabout our stunning reserve with our Reserve Team, and learn all about the beautiful wildflowers we have at Castle Espie.
Enjoy a fun feed with the wardens and learn more about our collection birds!
Learn how to light a fire in the wild using wetland materials. Marshmallow toasting included!
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Visit Castle Espie Wetland Centre and experience a day out like no other.
Discover what wonderful wildlife has been spotted this season.
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WWT Castle Espie, 78 Ballydrain Road, Co Down, N Ireland, BT23 6EA
028 9187 4146
Tel: +44 (0) 1453 891900|
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Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Limited is a charity (1030884 England and Wales, SCO39410 Scotland) and a company limited by guarantee (2882729 England). VAT number 618368028.