WWT Castle Espie | Day Out With The Kids

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WWT Castle Espie

Comber, County Down, Northern Ireland

Attraction Information

  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks icon Zoos and Wildlife Parks
  • Parks and Playgrounds icon Parks and Playgrounds

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

WWT Castle Espie is home to Ireland’s largest collection of exotic and local birds, as well as loads of outdoor adventure. Wings at the ready and off you go!

Start the day with unrivalled views of Strangford Lough from the Kingfisher Kitchen - which incidentally makes yummy home cooked lunches and treats. Then take a turn around the Sustainability Trail. It’s great for helping kids understand the important issues of our time with a wetland treatment system and - ahem - compost toilet!

Kids can enjoy natural play parks and build dens, go pond dipping, balance across a rickety bridge or hop across the swamp stomp stepping stones. There’s even a zip wire to whip down. The free soft play area is a great way to give smaller chicks some time off the trail. PLUS the highlight has to be the duckery where you can learn loads and if you’re lucky, see some newborn ducklings! Also keep your eyes peeled for goldeneyes, red-breasted geese, nene and the delightfully named, Rosy Bills.

  • Plenty of outdoor play including den making and pond dipping
  • Unforgettable spring duckery tour.
  • Follow the sustainability trail and learn about eco-friendly practices


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


78 Ballydrain Road, Comber, County Down, BT23 6EA, Northern Ireland


Click here to visit Castle Espie Wildfowl Centre's website
02891 874146

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

November - February
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

March - April
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

May - August
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:30

September - October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00 
Closed 24th - 25th December


General Admission
Adults: £8.18
Kids (4-16): £4.54
Concessions: £6.95
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £21.63
Under 4's: Free

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Baby food facilities

There is a baby food facility available.


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Comber, County Down, Northern Ireland

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