54.596423 -5.929466

Travel, hospitality and event businesses may be affected as local Covid restrictions and guidance continue to change.  Please check the NI government website NI Direct to know how they may impact your visit to Belfast or call businesses before you leave. Visit our Ideas page for ways to safely enjoy Belfast; or for more advice on current Covid guidance visit our Coronavirus Advice for Visitors page.

Description

Perfect for a family stroll while looking at the local flora and fauna, Balloo Wetland Nature Reserve has a range of wildlife and plant life.

The wetland reserve has two large ponds, a picnic area, paths and information panels. It provides a home for a wide variety of wetland wildlife including many plant and bird species, butterflies, dragonflies, newts and frogs. The woodland is full of mature native trees and woodland plant life, with a small pond. Species to look out for include oak, speckled wood butterfly, goldfinch and foxglove.

The reserve has several distinct habitats, including woodland, scrub, grassland, pond and reedbeds which provide a sanctuary for a range of plants and animals, and there is evidence of otter activity on the site.

With its network of paths and boardwalks, as well as a picnic area and information panels, the nature reserve provides easy access for a range of visitors.
  • Innotec Drive
  • Balloo Road
  • Bangor
  • Down
  • BT19 7PG

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Wetland reserve
  • Woodland and plant life
  • Bird watching
  • Nature walks
  • Family fun days out

You might also like

  • Titanic Belfast
    Titanic Belfast
    Attractions

    Titanic Belfast

    2.72 KM

    Titanic Belfast is the world's largest Titanic visitor experience and a must-see on any visit to Belfast and…

    Find Out More
  • Linen Quarter
    Linen Quarter
    See & Do

    Linen Quarter

    0.22 KM

    The historic Linen Quarter is rapidly becoming one of the most vibrant, must visit areas of the city,…

    Find Out More
  • Wallace Park Lisburn
    Wallace Park Lisburn
    Attractions

    Wallace Park Lisburn

    15.29 KM

    Wallace Park is ideal for families, with an excellent children's play area and a variety of gentle walks.

    Find Out More
  • Stricklands Glen
    Stricklands Glen
    Attractions

    Stricklands Glen

    28.27 KM

    An enchanting park leading onto the North Down Coastal path.

    Find Out More
  • Argory
    Argory
    Attractions

    Argory

    82.41 KM

    This handsome Irish gentry house is surrounded by its 130-hectare (320-acre) wooded riverside estate.

    Find Out More
  • Giant's Causeway
    Giant's Causeway
    Attractions

    Giant's Causeway

    96.17 KM

    A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant's Causeway is a magnificent, mysterious geological formation on the North East…

    Find Out More
  • Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion
    Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion
    Attractions

    Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion

    43.24 KM

    The stunning Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion region of County Down is a veritable open-air playground.

    Find Out More
  • Ulster Museum
    Ulster Museum
    Attractions

    Ulster Museum

    1.73 KM

    Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an ancient Egyptian mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit…

    Find Out More
Ask Us
Ask Us

We're here to help, so if you can't find the info you're after, or you just want to ask a really odd question, then we're here for you.

Ask A Question
Start
Choose a date
End
Choose a date
Back To Top
In order to display distances relevant to you, we'd like to be able to use your GPS location. Privacy Policy
In order to display distances relevant to your current position, we'd need to be able to use your GPS location. To find out more about how we use your location, please read our Privacy Policy
You have previously denied access to your GPS location. In order to allow access to your location, you need to update your site settings through your browser settings to allow this site access to your location.

To find out more about how we use your location, please read our Privacy Policy
Your settings have been updated. They will take effect next time you refresh the page.
By default, all distances on the site are calculated from Belfast City Centre. You can choose a different starting point here, or specify your own.

If you select a location more than 15km from the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre, your location will be set to Belfast City Centre.

Open 'Ask a Question' window Close 'Ask a Question' window

Ask a Question

X

Hide this tool

Open 'Sign up for Newsletter' window Close 'Sign up for Newsletter' window

Visit Belfast Newsletter

X

Sign up to the Visit Belfast newsletter and receive inspiring ideas, events and offers which showcase the best of Belfast and Northern Ireland.

Sign-Up

Hide this tool