Avian Influenza

WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre is reopening to visitors on Monday 23 January after a temporary closure due to a confirmed case of avian influenza. Find out more about the reopening.

The centre closed in October following government requirements and we have been working with the relevant government agencies on measures to prevent the spread of avian influenza. Protecting the birds in our care and those returning for winter refuge on our reserve is our utmost priority.

Whilst we are very pleased to be able to open the centre again to visitors, a section of our site must remain closed temporarily due to government requirements. Please rest assured that our expert team are continuing to take very good care of all of our animals in is section.

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