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Mrs Maker's Mucky Ducks - Experience AND 2024

WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, 78 Ballydrain Road, Comber, County Down, BT23 6EA
Mucky Ducks - painted rubber ducks with guidance from Mrs Maker is Art


Part of Experience Ards and North Down 2024. Click here to see the full programme. 


A fun creative experience for little ones on this Bank Holiday Monday.

Let their imaginations run free in mucky ducky land! Using the beautiful setting and wildlife at WWT Castle Espie as their inspiration, children will create a fabulous rubber ducky keepsake under the guidance of local artist Kerrie, aka Mrs Maker.

They will get to customise their own little rubber ducky after thrashing out some ideas with Mrs Maker. Children will then be encouraged to go wild with paint pens, sticky gem embellishments, showers of glitter and so much more!

As the ducks dry, the children will then build up their ducky’s personalised packaging, ready for their ducky to be boxed up for adventures around WWT Castle Espie afterwards, should you wish to explore the sanctuary.

Things to note
Open to all levels of crafters
The experience is aimed at primary school aged children
One ticket purchased will admit 1 Adult and 1 child entry to the grounds of WWT Castle Espie to explore at your leisure after the experience.

Tickets close 24 hours before event


Getting there

By Car: From Belfast follow the A20 along the Upper Newtownards Road. Turn Right onto the Comber Road and continue along the A22. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Killinchy Road A22. Turn left onto Ballydrain Road.  Continue along the Ballydrain Road.  Look for Castle Espie Signs, destination on the left at 78 Ballydrain Rd, Comber, Newtownards BT23 6EA. Car parking on site.

By Bus: See Translink for timetable.

WWT Castle Espie is an accessible site however if visitors wish to walk around the reserve there may be some paths that prove challenging to those with mobility issues. If guests have a particular accessible questions you are encouraged to call Castle Espie on 028 9187 4146 and chat to their staff.                                                                

Where practicable providers within the Experience Programme will aim to accommodate carers and be as inclusive as possible. With such a diverse range of activities, operated by a number of providers, it is necessary for this to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact Bangor Visitor Information Centre on 028 9127 0069, and they will be able to address your enquiry.

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11am-12noon (6 May 2024)

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