Castle Espie Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre
Strangford Lough is home to a huge variety of wildlife, particularly wildfowl. Castle Espie Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre is an excellent place to explore this wonderful variety. The centre is just a few miles from Comber and it has the largest collection of ducks, geese and swans in Ireland. Pupils will have the opportunity to see the wildfowl up close and personal while walking around the extensive park. Definitely worth a visit. See http://www.wwt.org.uk/visit-us/castle-espie for further information.
The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum is one of the best attractions in Northern Ireland. Just a few minutes’ drive from Belfast, this excellent museum allows pupils discover how transport evolved in Ireland and the UK. The centre contains a huge collection of planes, trains and automobiles – one of the best collections in Europe. Also within the grounds is the reconstruction of a 100 year old village where pupils can discover how life was lived in the early 1900’s. A great place to visit. See http://www.nmni.com/uftm for further information and bookings.
Belfast Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in Northern Ireland and a great place to visit with younger pupils. The zoo comprises 55 acres and is home to 1,200 animals and some 140 different species, many of which are endangered. See http://www.belfastzoo.co.uk/.