Trips are arranged under four exciting, curriculum-linked themes

Imagination and Curiosity – English and the Arts - Exploring the power of imagination and how it can be harnessed to change the world

People and the Planet – Science and Geography - Empowering young people to play an active role in creating a sustainable future

Breakthroughs and Discoveries – STEM and History - ’Investigating the moments of genius that have enabled humanity to progress

Journeys and Adventures – PSHE & Skills Development - Celebrating the broadening of horizons and stepping outside of your comfort zone

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Castle Espie – Wildfowl and Wetland Trust

Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Co Down, BT23 6EA. Northern Ireland

With magnificent views across Strangford Lough, WWT Castle Espie provides unique opportunities for learners of all ages and abilities to interact with birds and other wildlife from Northern Ireland and across the world. Designed to promote learning through exploration and discovery, their curriculum-linked learning sessions make the most of the fantastic wildlife and environments at their wetland centres and are suitable for a range of ages and abilities.

If you would like to book an experience with them hit ‘apply now’ and fill in your details to contact the team, using the subject Great British School Trip.

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Castle Espie WWT Risk Assessment PDF 0.14MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
People & the Planet Education Content 7-11 ZIP 17.41MB Download
People & the Planet Education Content 11-14 ZIP 14.32MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

Venue Details



Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Co Down
BT23 6EA. Northern Ireland

Opening Hours

Monday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm.