The official website of Visit Ards and North Down

Balloo Nature Reserve

Close to Signal Business Growth Centre, Innotec Drive, Bangor, County Down, BT19 7PG
a photograph of a group of people standing next to a lake

Book Tickets Online


It has a circular boardwalk path that is pram and wheelchair friendly, a bird hide and a picnic area. 

Balloo Nature Reserve is perfect for a family stroll while looking at the local flora and fauna.

Balloo Wetland consists of two large ponds that will provide a home to a variety of wildlife including plants, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, newts, frogs and much more. It has a circular boardwalk path that is pram and wheelchair friendly, a bird hide and a picnic area.

Balloo Woodland is full of mature native trees and woodland plant life, with a small pond to provide a home to some watery wildlife too. Some of the species to look out for include oak, speckled wood butterfly, goldfinch and foxglove.

Ulster Wildlife hold lovely events such as 'Bugs and Beasties' and 'Meet the Birds of Balloo'. Have a look at their events list for the latest Whats On programme.


Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • Dogs accepted by arrangement
  • Free (parking charges may apply)

Guide Prices

No admission charge

Add Balloo Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

Close window

Call direct on:

Tel+44 (0) 28 9045 4094

Map & Directions

Opening Times

* Open all year

What's Nearby

  1. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Varieties of flowers,…

    0.92 miles away
  2. Visit North Down Museum to explore the fascinating saga of the North Down area from the…

    1.14 miles away
  3. Stroll through this beautiful wooded wonderland which is an exhilarating experience…

    1.16 miles away
  1. This impressive building was built for the Hon Robert Edward Ward and his family in 1852.…

    1.19 miles away
  2. Founded in 558AD the main body of the building dates from 1830's, the tower from 15th…

    1.24 miles away
  3. A perfect park in the centre of Bangor. An ideal spot to enjoy the local wildlife and…

    1.25 miles away
  4. Destination spot for Terry Bradley collectors and art enthusiasts from across the globe.…

    1.65 miles away
  5. The Ark Open Farm is a fantastic family day out; the farm itself is set in 40 acres of…

    1.73 miles away
  6. An enchanting park leading onto the North Down Coastal Path.

    1.78 miles away
  7. Enjoy a fun day out at Pickie Fun Park. Try out the 18-hole mini-golf course, giant pedal…

    1.79 miles away
  8. The Museum examines Ireland's role in the 1st World War with special reference to the…

    1.89 miles away
  9. The mile long crescent of sandy beach curving along Ballyholme bay has been a favourite…

    2.07 miles away
  10. A perfect area for a family day out. Picnic area, children's playground and views over…

    2.08 miles away
  11. Run by Adam's Auctioneers, The Ava Gallery is a hidden gem of visual arts in North Down,…

    2.17 miles away
  12. Take a step back in time with a visit to the lovingly restored Cockle Row Cottages…

    3.07 miles away
  13. This 7 1/4" gauge miniature railway has about 2km of track with a variety of routes…

    3.07 miles away
Previous Next

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Directions from Town:
From Bangor head towards Newtownards on the A21, turn left onto Balloo Road, then right onto Innotec Road.

View Maps and Visitor Guides
View of what Ards and North Down has to offer and some of the best things to see and do during a visit.
E-newsletter sign up
Sign up for the Ards and North Down newsletter for inspiration and travel tips.
Back to Top

Tourism Northern Ireland

Don't Miss