Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) Outdoor Learning School Trips Castle Espie Northern Ireland

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Northern Ireland

WWT Castle Espie 78 Ballydrain Road, , BT23 6EA

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January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

Educational groups of all sizes welcomed all year round. Whether you are looking for a hands-on exploratory investigation into wetland life & habitats, or wanting to understand the survival & conservation of wetland species. 

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Environmental Studies | Zoos | Wildlife and Nature Reserves | Special Educational Needs (SEN) | Technology | Safety Awareness | Picnic Areas | Outdoor Education | Indoor Activity & Soft Play Centres | Ecology & Green Awareness | Field Studies | Environment Centres | Animal Welfare | Science | Mathematics | Geography | Conservation

What we offer

We welcome school groups of all sizes, all year round. Whether you are looking for a hands-on exploratory investigation into wetland life and habitats, or wanting to understand the survival and conservation of wetland species, we offer a unique combination of guided and self-guided learning sessions suited to a wide range of ages and abilities.

Come and join us now for your outdoor learning adventures and take advantage of our great value package for schools. To find out more or make a booking, please contact our Learning team on 028 9187 5974 or via email

Twitter WWT London specific: https://twitter.com/wwtcastleespie

Facebook WWT London specific: https://www.facebook.com/WWTCastleEspie

What makes us a great choice?

We are the UK's leading wetland conservation organization. Since 1946, over 2.2 million pupils have visited our wetlands sites. One of the UK's leading providers of learning outside the classroom, learners become immersed in a unique environment, coming face to face with the unexpected, exploring wetland habitats hands-on.

Group Sizes Catered For

All sizes but maximum 90 pupils per day

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

As per above. These can be found at:


Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Yes, we are happy, as long as they have obtained consent.

Education Officer Information

Yes, our venue has key learning staff and volunteers. We have a Learning Manager, John McCullough, , and learning officers. We also have a general education email at WWT Castle Espie, .

Pricing Information

Our costs can be found at: http://www.wwt.org.uk/learn/learn-at-castle-espie/our-prices/

These costs will change in January 2017, including the free school visit offer.

Clothing Requirements

We have a FAQs page on our website: http://www.wwt.org.uk/learn/frequently-asked-questions/

We can adapt to the weather. However, we do ask every class to come prepared for all weathers as our visits are predominantly outside.

First Aid Information

We have first aid on site but we recommend schools to bring a first aid kit and qualified first aider with them too.

Available Facilities

As per above: Adventure play areas, shop, bag areas/storage, lunch spaces, coach parking.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

WWT Castle Espie is suitable for SEND groups and SEND individuals. We ask groups to let us know about SEND pupils when booking a trip in order for us to cater to their needs as best as possible.

Opening Hours & Information

We're open from 10am everyday, 363 days a year, with seasonal closing times.


?It was pitched perfectly for our children and they haven?t stopped talking about the day.? Primary school teacher

?We had a brilliant time, so many learning opportunities were provided that can?t be recreated in school, thank you.? Primary school teacher

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