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WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre

Everything you need to plan your school trip to WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre. Including free teaching resources & workshop information.

WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Newtownards

Ongoing

What we love

Unique opportunities for learners of all ages and abilities to interact with wetland wildlife from Northern Ireland and across the world.
100% of visiting teachers surveyed would recommend a trip to Castle Espie Wetland Centre.
Free teaching resources to accompany your school trip to WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre and to use back in the classroom.
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“So much learning… such an action-packed day. The kids absolutely love it from the moment they step in… they are so excited and it’s so well organised. Couldn’t have been better!”

Teacher

School trip offer

Full day admission without a learning session (self-guided visit): Preschool: £4.45 Foundation-KS2 £4.75 & KS3+ £6.30 per student
Full day admission without a learning session (self-guided visit): Preschool: £4.45 Foundation-KS2 £4.75 & KS3+ £6.30 per student
Full day admission with a learning session/s up to 1 hour: Preschool: £4.95 Foundation-KS4 £5.15 & KS5+ £6.50 per student
Full day admission with a learning session/s up to 2 hours: Preschool: £5.15 Foundation-KS4: £5.95 KS5+: £7.20 per student
Free adult tickets (number dependent on age of students, see the 'School Trip Offer' section for details)
Rate available for school groups of 12+. Free adult places available (see above for ratios & details). Extra adult tickets £7.20. All tickets subject to availability.

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

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About WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre

Castle Espie Wetland Centre provides unique opportunities for learners of all ages and abilities to interact with wetland wildlife from Northern Ireland and across the world.

Their comprehensive educational visit packages cover key science, geography and PDMU topics from Foundation Stage to university level.

They include curriculum-linked learning sessions, pre and post-visit session plans and a range of interactive resources that can be used to enhance learning on the day.

As one of the UK’s leading providers of outdoor education, WWT know that people learn best through real-life experiences and hands-on activities.

Join them for an action-packed day of exploration and discovery.

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School trip & venue info

We're here to provide you with everything you need to plan your school trip to WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre

Curriculum links

Subjects: Biology, Geography, Science

Topics: Animals, Evolution, Food Chains & Food Webs, Habitats & Environment, Health, Fitness & Wellbeing, Life Processes, Living Things & Habitats, Plants, The Environment, Water Cycle, Wellbeing

Ages & suitability

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, Higher

Age Groups: Under 5, 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, Post 16

Min. Age: Suitable for all ages

Things to know

Teachers: Free adult tickets (number dependent on age of students, see the 'School Trip Offer' section for details)

Min. Group Size: 12 students

Adult/Student Ratio: Ratios dependent on age of students. See the 'School Trip Offer' section for details

SEND: Suitable for children with SEND (please speak to us for more information)

Toilet Facilities: Toilet facilities are available on-site

Risk Assessment: A risk assessment is available

First Aid: A qualified first aider is on-site at all times

Accessibility

Find out everything you need to know about the Accessibility of this school trip in the link below.

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

Address

78 Ballydrain Road
Comber
Newtownards
BT23 6EA

Coach parking & drop-off

On-site coach parking available

Times

Mon-Fri:
Visitor Centre: 9:30am-5pm,
Reserve: 10am-4.30pm

Sat & Sun:
Visitor Centre: 9.30am-5.30pm
Reserve: 10am-5pm

Duration

Dependent on workshop or session

Dates

Ongoing

Workshops & add-ons

At Venue

Learn more about plastic pollution as part of your school trip to WWT Castle Espie.

KS3

At Venue

Learn more about the water cycle as part of your school trip to WWT Castle Espie.

KS1, KS2, KS3

At Venue

Learn more about wildlife living in ponds as part of your school trip to WWT Castle Espie.

EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3

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Free Teaching Resources

Download these free teaching resources from WWT to learn more about plants, their importance and how to identify them.

KS1, KS2

Download these free teaching resources from WWT to discover the importance of wetlands in preventing climate change.

KS3

Download these free teaching activity resources from WWT for students to get creative and build a bird feeder.

KS1, KS2

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