Description

Families will be welcomed by Marianne from Boom! Studios, based in Bangor, who will lead a "Wee Birds" art session.

This is a mixed media session using collage to create birds inspired by the WWT Castle Espie wildlife and landscape. This creative experience will allow little ones to use nature as their inspiration.

Bring your own creation home as a souvenir from your fantastic day out.

Families are then encouraged to explore the reserve afterwards, which includes the duckery, the wildwood play area and the new play tower!

Entry to the reserve for the child is included in the ticket price.  Any accompanying adults and additional children pay normal Castle Espie entrance prices.

Things to note

  • Meet at the Graffan Room, Castle Espie. Just behind the cafe.
  • The experience is aimed at primary school aged children
  • Entry to the reserve for the child taking part in the experience is included in the ticket price. Any accompanying adults and additional children pay normal Castle Espie entrance prices.
  • Tickets close 1 day before.

Getting there

By Car: From Belfast follow the A20 along the Upper Newtownards Road. Turn Right onto the Comber Road and continue along the A22. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Killinchy Road A22. Turn left onto Ballydrain Road. Continue along the Ballydrain Road. Look for Castle Espie Signs, destination on the left at 78 Ballydrain Rd, Comber, Newtownards BT23 6EA. Car parking on site.

By Bus: See Translink for timetable.

Accessibility                                                                                                                                

WWT Castle Espie is an accessible site however if visitors wish to walk around the reserve there may be some paths that prove challenging to those with mobility issues. If guests have a particular accessible questions you are encouraged to call Castle Espie on 028 9187 4146 and chat to their staff. If guests have a particular accessible questions you are encouraged to call Castle Espie on 028 9187 4146 and chat to their staff. 

Carers

Where practicable providers within the Experience Programme will aim to accommodate carers and be as inclusive as possible. With such a diverse range of activities, operated by a number of providers, it is necessary for this to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Bangor Visitor Information Centre on 028 9127 0069, and they will be able to address your enquiry.

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Online booking fees apply. Avoid the booking fee and buy direct through their Visitor Information Centres.

All details subject to change.

Part of Experience Ards and North Down 2024. Click here to see the full programme. 

Tickets & Pricing
  • Admission £7.50
Mon, 26 Aug 2024 2:00 - 3:00pm

WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre

  • 78 Ballydrain Road
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT23 6EA

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About The Host

Ards and North Down

  • c/o Bangor Visitor Information Centre
  • 34 Quay Street
  • Bangor
  • Down
  • BT20 5ED

Ards and North Down

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