ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre | Day Out With The Kids

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ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre

  • Ballymena
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

The ECOS Centre was created amidst 150 acres of rich river flood plain to showcase environmental issues, which they do with an eye to it being aimed at families, so the majority is pleasingly accessible for kids.

Through their hands on interactive exhibits in the high tech galleries all ages can have fun exploring the natural world and discovering how they can help it along! Learn the secrets of alternative energy production, enjoy nature walks and see if you can find the duck pond, plus there are cycling routes and fishing spots within the park too.

Or have a peaceful woodland picnic before following the Snail Trail as part of the fun (and free) Ecosquiz, which will have the kids dragging you all over the park. Some of the walks take you over bridges, some through a cute willow fairy ring, plus you can stroll around the lake and up along the Braid River. Check out the maps at the centre to see which trail suits your group's preferences and mobility levels.

Kids will love the duck feeding so take your crusts, plus there are ride on toy tractors, a remote control boat game and several small play parks dotted about with variety of equipment on offer. At certain times of year there are vast swathes of wildflowers and hundreds of attending butterflies, so it's well worth asking about their seasonal recommendations and taking a camera or two.

All in all whether you're after education, enlightenment or exercise you can find it all here in abundance. Just be prepared for the kids to bin all your CFCs when they get home!

Opening hours

Currently closed for renovation.

Pricing

TBC

Travel & Contact Information

Address

Kernohans Lane, Ballymena, County Antrim, BT43 7QA, Northern Ireland

Phone number

028 2566 4400

Map

Website

Click here to visit ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre has not told us about their parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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