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Experience

Get set for an adventure and enjoy 60 acres of wetland paradise. Spring is a magical time at Castle Espie, with ducklings on the way, insects emerging and wildflowers starting to bloom.

This season's highlights

With wide-open spaces and wetlands full of the sights and sounds of nature, there's plenty to see and do.

Adventure awaits

Explore our outdoor Wildwood adventure play area!

Wildlife specials

Keep an eye out for exciting sightings. We recently had our first ever visit from a cattle egret.

Breath-taking vistas

Enjoy spectacular birds-eye views across Strangford Lough

Seek out some special places

Discover our sparkling lakes, ponds and the wildlife that call them home

Garden oasis

Relax in our heavenly herb-scented garden with the sounds of rippling water and birdsong

A photographer’s dream

Take crisp close ups of birds and other wetland creatures against stunning wetland backdrops

Discover our wildlife

A world of wetland nature awaits you at Castle Espie Wetland Centre. With our mosaic of habitats, there’s always a star species on show.

WONDERFUL WILDLIFE

WWT is the charity that protects wetlands and wildlife

Your support, through visiting, membership or donation, is what makes this happen.

Thank you.