We're Good to Go

We’re looking forward to welcoming you back and have everything in place so you have the best day out.

We’ve been accredited with the ‘Good to Go’ stamp of approval, which means we are operating within government guidelines and public health guidance for managing coronavirus risk.

We’re carefully managing the number of people on site and have a booking system in place. All gates can be pushed open and hand washing stations are available around the grounds meaning you can wander around safely enjoying the wildlife. Our toilets are open and cleaned regularly, as are the gates, hand rails, benches and signage.


When you arrive, have a chat to our friendly Admissions Team who are there to answer any questions you may have and to ensure you have a fantastic day out. To limit touch points and keep you safe we’re asking everyone to pay by card where possible. In line with government guidance are asking that face masks be worn in all indoor spaces.

Before you set off on your wetland adventure, why not take a picture of our map to help you explore.

If you want to beat the queues why not arrive a little earlier in the day. Early risers will be rewarded with the glorious sounds of spring bird song and a chance to catch our wetland wildlife waking. Or if you’d rather arrive later in the day, we are open until 5pm (Monday to Friday), with our reserve closing at 4.30pm and until 5.30pm on weekends and bank holidays, with our reserve closing at 5pm.

Wildlife hides and spotting

Our hides are now open! Read more about our latest sightings and our seasonal wildlife highlights for hints and tips to really make the most of your time here.


Plan your wetland adventure

Spring is a great time to visit and experience nature at its very best with 60 acres of wetland paradise to enjoy. You can also enjoy up close encounters and hand feed some of Ireland's largest collection of native and exotic birds.

Eat, drink, shop

We have a selection of hot and cold snacks and drinks available from our cafe for you to enjoy on-the-go or there's currently a small amount of indoor seating available for use. We also have a wide range of outdoor seating available and you're welcome to bring your own food and drink and make use of our well-spaced picnic benches to enjoy your snacks in the great outdoors.

Our shop is currently open and visitors are free to browse at any time during their visit to the Centre.


Paddle and play

Play areas

Our Wildwood play area is open and cleaned regularly. Our soft play is currently closed.

Pond dipping

The Pond Zone is currently closed to visitors.

pond dipping

Book online today

To help keep everyone safe we’re carefully managing the number people who visit on any one day and are asking everyone to book in advance, so we can give you the best possible experience.

Book your visit