Plan your visit

Below you can find the key information to enable you to plan a truly memorable trip to WWT Castle Espie.


All our prices include full access to our centre for the day, so you and your pupils can enjoy all that we have to offer.

Session typePre-schoolFoundation to KS4KS5+Adult within ratio Additional adults
Full day admission without a learning session (self-guided visit) £4.75£5.05£6.70FREE£7.70
Full day admission with up to 1 hour of learning sessions £5.25£5.45£6.90FREE£7.70
Full day admission with up to 2 hours of learning sessions £5.45£6.35£7.70FREE£7.70

* Prices are updated on the 1st April each year.

Free adult ratios

We offer free entry to adults within the following ratios, and free entry to all essential carers.

Pre-schoolReception and KS1KS2KS3+

Minimum numbers of pupils

We run sessions for a minimum of 12 pupils. Minimum numbers for Special Schools may be lower. Please contact us to discuss your needs.


We aim to ensure that our learning programme is accessible to all learners. Please see our accessibility page to find out more.

Map and guide

View the facilities and fun things to see on your trip.

Risk assessment

Our risk assessment to help you plan your day with us. 

How to find us

Castle Espie is situated 12 miles south east of Belfast on the shores of Strangford Lough.

Free coach parking is available at the centre.

Postcode for sat navs: BT23 6EA

Get in touch

Speak to one of our learning team today at WWT Castle Espie to book your visit or find out further details.