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Cancelled - Strangford Lough Mermaid 'Tails', 2 July - Experience AND 2023

WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, 78 Ballydrain Road, Comber, County Down, BT23 6EA
Mermaid Tales and crafts


Part of Experience Ards and North Down 2023. Click here to see the full programme. 

**Update, 27 June - This event has been cancelled**


Explore the local folklore | Relax in beautiful surroundings | Enjoy some mindfulness

Discover your own inner mermaid (or merman!). During this mindful experience you will take a creative and fun approach to discovering modern mermaid values, what these might mean to you, interspersed with some mermaid-themed crafts, stories, and a bit of craic! The workshop will take place at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, on the shore of Strangford Lough, where you will hark back to ancient Celtic stories of selkies and the Mahee Island mermaid.

This is a mindful and creative workshop, where you can take time-out to indulge your imagination. Take a step-back using a magical mermaid context  and folklore to consider what these might mean to you.  

Christine from Kiri Cottage Crafts will adapt the experience to reflect what the group would like to explore. For example, mermaid-themed meditations, to give deeper feeling of relaxation.

The mermaid crafts will include some of the following:
•    Mermaid bracelet and other jewellery kits
•    Knitted/ crochet/ felted mermaid kits

If you are looking for time out to connect with nature and your inner-self, this is the experience for you.


Things to note
U18's are welcome, ticket applicable. No concessions. Parent does not need to book a ticket but should be on hand if needed.
There is a cafe on site for refreshments, payable by the guest.
All levels of experience welcome.

WWT Castle Espie is an accessible site, however if visitors wish to walk around the reserve there may be some paths that prove challenging.  If guests have a particular accessible questions you are encouraged to call Castle Espie on +44 (0)28 9187 4146 and chat to their staff.
Car parking is available at Castle Espie.

Terms and conditions
Terms and Conditions apply.

Getting there
By car from Belfast: Follow A22 to Comber. Castle Espie is signposted from Comber. Parking is available at Castle Espie.
By bus from Belfast: Ulsterbus service 511 runs from Belfast to Comber where it is a c2.5 mile walk or taxi to Castle Espie. See Translink for timetable.


Online booking fee applies.

All details subject to change.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Ticket£30.00 per ticket

U18's are welcome. Parent does not need to book a ticket but should be on hand if needed.
No concessions.
Booking fee applies.

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