Learn at Castle Espie Wetland Centre

With magnificent views across Strangford Lough, WWT Castle Espie provides unique opportunities for learners of all ages and abilities to interact with birds and other wildlife from Northern Ireland and across the world.

Whether you’re looking for curriculum-linked learning or simply a fun day out, there really is something for everyone. Join us for an action-packed day of exploration and discovery.

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Enjoy our comprehensive educational visit package

  • Full day admission with access to exhibits, hides and play areas
  • Curriculum-linked learning session(s) of your choice
  • Pre and post-visit session plans and resources
  • Self-guided learning resources for use during your visit
  • Bag storage, indoor lunch space and free coach parking
  • Free familiarisation visit for teachers
  • Risk assessments and safety information
  • Free accompanying adults

Download our brochure

View our brochure for EYFS and primary visits (brochure for secondary visits coming soon).

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Learning sessions

Bring your curriculum to life through our hands-on learning sessions.


See and do

Discover the exciting things you can see and do during your day with us.


Plan your visit

Find all the information you might need to plan a truly memorable visit.



Developed by educational experts in partnership with practising teachers, we have a range of resources available to support your curriculum work.

Our team

With a wealth of experience in outdoor learning and a passion for engaging children with nature, our friendly learning team here at Castle Espie Wetland Centre are on hand to answer any questions you may have and to help you arrange a truly memorable trip.


Get in touch

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