Group visits

On the shores of Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, Castle Espie provides a memorable day out for groups, from keen wildlife enthusiasts to those who enjoy a nice cup of tea in pleasant surroundings.

Discounted rates applies to groups of 12 or more (pre-booking essential). Entry is free to WWT members.

We’re keeping our popular 15% group discount this year to make sure that your group has an unforgettable group day out at a great price.

Pricing Group rate
Adult £8.03
Junior (4-17 years) £5.21
Concession (65+, full-time students, unemployed) £6.83
Carers assisting disabled visitors Free

Prices valid from 1 April 2023 – 31 March 2024. All group visits must be pre-booked.

Download group brochure

Benefits for groups

WWT Wetland Centres have fantastic benefits for groups of 12 or more including:

  • 15% discounted admission
  • Free entry for group organiser
  • Free familiarisation visit for group organiser
  • Free coach and car parking
  • Free entry for the coach driver
  • Coach driver refreshments
  • Group catering packages

Great for groups

  • Explore the reserve with a range of seasonal guided walks, including daily keeper talks
  • Experience our Sensory Garden
  • Watch wildlife at The Limekiln Observatory – tailor made for those interested in wildlife
  • 'Marvel at vast flocks of light-bellied brent geese on Strangford Lough throughout autumn
  • Eat at the Kingfisher Kitchen whilst taking in stunning views across the reserve to Strangford Lough
  • Browse in our well-stocked gift shop for mementos of your visit


Castle Espie Wetland Centre is fully accessible with ample, nearby car and coach parking, wide flat paths and accessible hides and sensory gardens. There are also plenty of places to sit and relax while taking in the stunning surroundings.

How to book

We would love to see you at Castle Espie soon. It couldn’t be easier to book your group visit, simply give us a call on 028 9187 4146 or email

Publicity materials for use by groups

If you would like images to help publicise a visit then please email We look forward to welcoming your group soon.

Looking to book a school or uniform group visit?

Go to the Castle Espie Learn pages or email