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.
What teachers say
“So much learning…such an action packed day. The kids absolutely love it from the moment they step in…”
“A lovely day of learning in the outdoors! The kids loved it! Couldn't have been better!”
“The staff were just amazing and we all learnt so much. Most importantly, it was all great fun. I couldn't recommend Castle Espie highly enough. Since we have been back in school my class have been asking me can we go back again?”
Enjoy our comprehensive educational visit package
Download our brochure
View our brochure for EYFS and primary visits (brochure for secondary visits coming soon).
Free nature connection programme for schools in disadvantaged areas
Generation Wild is available free of charge to schools with 45%+ pupils eligible for free school meals. It includes free visits to our wetland centres.
Developed by educational experts in partnership with practising teachers, we have a range of resources available to support your curriculum work.
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.