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WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre

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78 Ballydrain Road, Comber BT23 6EA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9187 4146
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Huge let down.

Used to be a great Santa experience. This year it was appalling. Don't know why wwt would change... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dominic H
An amazing place for birds

Have been here twice recently with the grand children to see the many varieties of wildfowl that... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Nigel M
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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78 Ballydrain Road, Comber BT23 6EA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Used to be a great Santa experience. This year it was appalling. Don't know why wwt would change the previously excellent experience. This was rushed, lacking in atmosphere and squashed into a cramped wooden shed with a Santa who couldn't even get my kids names...More

Thank Dominic H
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Have been here twice recently with the grand children to see the many varieties of wildfowl that call Castle Espie home. Brent Geese have recently arrived and the various hides provide spectacular views of them and other waders. Ducks fed it was time to feed...More

Thank Nigel M
Karl S, Marketing & Communications Manager at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Nigel M, Thanks for taking the time to review Castle Espie. I'm really glad to hear that both you and your grandchildren enjoyed your visit. We all look forward to welcoming the Brent geese every year after their epic journey across the Atlantic! We...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Went on Halloween.disco for kids was very good and those that took it were energetic.facepainters were very good.(need sign up to show end of queue when it closes at4pm).zip line at secret swamp is also very good.annual family membership is £84 which is fair enough.however...More

Thank Eaglehunter T
Karl S, Marketing & Communications Manager at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hi Eaglehunter T, Thanks for taking the time to write this review and I am pleased that your kids enjoyed the Broomstick disco and zip line in the Secret Swamp. Overall, I am disappointed to hear you didn't feel your visit to Castle Espie was...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Visited here for a family/friends trip and something different to do. The Lego trail was on and the kids enjoyed finding the different Lego statues and reading the facts on them.More

Thank Lauren M
MMM3103, Marketing and Communications Manager at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Hi Lauren M Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Castle Espie. Feedback is very important to us and we are always delighted to hear of the different days out that people have had when they come to see us. I'm...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

A lovely afternoon out with children. Lovely views and great active activities for the kids along the trail. Finished off with a great cup of tea in the welcoming cafe. Very friendly staff.More

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MMM3103, Marketing and Communications Manager at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Hi JFMP22 Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to Castle Espie. I ma delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day out and hope you will visit us again soon! I know we are a bit biased, but...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took our 2 kids to Castle Espie as we hasn't been in over a year. It was a sunny day and the kids had fun feeding the ducks and geese and using their maps to find the different Dusty ducks along...More

Thank Roisin1981
MMM3103, Marketing and Communications Manager at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Hi Roisin1981 Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review - feedback, both good and bad, is very important to us as we are constantly trying to improve our visitor experience. I have to agree with the kids - the Secret Swamp...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Met a friend at the cafe for a catch up over a snack. Staff efficient and helpful. Nice private booth with view outdoors to the wildlife which was lovely especially as it was a rather inclement day. We enjoyed our food and beverages very much...More

Thank Margaret A
MMM3103, Marketing and Communications Manager at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Hi Margaret A Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Castle Espie. I am delighted that you and your friend chose The Kingfisher Kitchen as the venue for your catch up and that you enjoyed your time here. The views are...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Lovely scenery and plenty of water wildfowl. Nice surroundings with walks. Lovely cafe with a good menu and not overprices. Plenty of parking

Thank groupsagain
MMM3103, Marketing and Communications Manager at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Hi groupsagain Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Castle Espie. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back again soon! Many thanks, Melissa

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Nice day out especially if you have young children! Kids loved feeding the ducks. We went about an hour n a half before closing so would suggest to leave more time for your visitMore

Thank Lauren7283
MMM3103, Marketing and Communications Manager at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Hi Lauren7283 Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Castle Espie. I am so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and only sorry that it was cut short by the time of day! I would definitely recommend leaving yourself...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

The cleaner was off at short notice and two of the staff cleaned the soft play area and the toilets to an exceptional standard which was indicative of the whole experience. Would highly recommend the place and the staff who made it a wonderful day...More

Thank stephen T
MMM3103, Marketing and Communications Manager at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Hi stephen T Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to Castle Espie - I am particularly touched by your comments as it was myself and the Retail Manager who cleaned the soft play for you, so I am...More

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Pr4da
31 October 2016|
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Response from MMM3103 | Property representative |
Hi Pr4da - admission costs vary depending on age etc. - here is a list of all costs. The more expensive of each option is admission with gift aid, but that is not essential; Adult: £8.20 or £7.45 Concession (65... More
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