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Address: 8 Bath Road, Portrush BT56 8AP, Northern Ireland
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Fun for a quick visit

A trip to the country side centre doesnt take very long but its good to pop in to if the weathers bad or if you have an interest in portrush history and sea life.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2014
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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

A trip to the country side centre doesnt take very long but its good to pop in to if the weathers bad or if you have an interest in portrush history and sea life.

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hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Fantastic place & FREE. Video of the sea floor inhabitants & plants. Cool fish tanks & rock pool. Old historic photographs of portrush & local area. Area for kids to color in or read books, nice displays & very helpful staff. Definately worth a visit, we had 3 family generations who thought it was very interesting.

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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Worth a visit on a wet or cold day in Portrush. Kids loved the rock pool and the fish tanks. Activity table for kids to colour in, explore or read a book. Most importantly its free.

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Portrush, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

we take our grandkids at least one a month . its free which is always a bonus. the staff take time to explain what is in the pool any displays that are on. they run fossil hunts in the rock pools just outside always something new. there is a children's area rosemarie

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24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

not a lot to see but what there is to see is quite good,love the pond with all the fish and the room with the documentaries,staff very knowledgeable and it is free which is always a plus.

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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

The Best place to go before you go and explore the sea shore if you've never been before. The Staff are extremely knowledgable and very friendly and allow you to handle some of their sea creatures e.g sea cucumber,clams and starfish all on different days I may add. A small area for young children to colour in free pictures of... More 

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24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

I was in portrush on 5th august the weather was great. this wildlife centre has been there for years. it has stuffed birds and fishes in tanks. Its intresting. yes its small but sure its free in.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

not a lot to see but what was there was interesting. The facts about the rubbish that is thrown on the beach and sea was interesting and should have been bigger to make people more aware. Toilet not great.

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co.tyrone
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

Went here after we were blew away at Ramore Head. Lovely rock pool and fish tanks to view. Books for kids to read and info panels to read. Staff chatted away to each other about eco matters but did tell us some interesting facts about sea life. Not alot else to do but good way to pass an hr plus... More 

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Killyleagh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012 via mobile

What else is their to say. Oh! They call it "The Portrush Coastal Zone" now. If you like stuffed birds, whale bones and simple minded, moralistic environmentalism then this is the place for you. As we all know, Portrush is a wet place, this is a good, free place to take the children when it's wet. Not exciting but remember... More 

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