Combining fun with educational and environmental activities, suitable for all ages including: guided tours, safari boat trips, bird hides and a nature board walk. Light watersports and activities available during the summer season. Activities include Outdoor Team building, Scavenger hunts, Orienteering, Mammals: show and tell, Clay modelling, Nature studies talk and the Climbing Wall.
The 22-acre site has been landscaped as a microcosm of the coastal wetland habitats of Tralee Bay Estuary to give visitors a taste of what they might find in the reserve, from freshwater swamps and reedbeds to saltmarsh and mudflats.The visit is fully guided by a local expert, and will not only take in the wetland habitats and their associated wildlife, but also a beautifully designed and child-friendly interpretive audio-visual exhibition and a 20-metre viewing tower which overlooks the whole site, and from which you can see right out across Tralee Bay to Mount Brandon to the west and Fenit Island to the north.
The major focus is on education and environment through camps, talks, workshops, lectures and parties.
The Interactive Wildlife Exhibition allows you to walk through state-of-the-art exhibits that tell the story of natural heritage of Tralee from its ancient geological formation to the management challenges of the future. Discover the magnificence of the wetlands and the animals and plants living here via interactive touch screens, high definition video, interactive maps and aquatic tanks. Tour Guides are at hand to enhance your visit and answer questions. All exhibits available in French, German and Irish.
Ballyseedy Café offers breakfast, lunch and refreshments overlooking the lake.
Open Daily March to October: 10:00 – 17:00h
November to February: See website
The last admission to the Centre is 60 minutes prior to the advertised closing time.
Admission Prices 2020:
Family (2 Adults + 3 Children): €20.00
Family (2 Adults + 3 Children): €32.00
Pedalo Boat €15.00 (5 persons/30 mins)
Rowing Boat €10.00 (2 persons/30 mins)
Water Zorbing €9.00
Outdoor Climbing Wall €10 – €15.00
Children should be supervised at all times. Please note some of the ponds and lakes are deep.
Located in Ballyard, in Tralee just across from the Aquadome. It is just off the roundabout for the Dingle Road.
Ballyard Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
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