2 fun things to do at Castle Espie this February

2 fun things to do at Castle Espie this February

GIANT Lego Returns to Castle Espie this week!

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust’s (WWT) giant LEGO brick animal trail, the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland, returns WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Comber, with new characters for visitors to enjoy. Ten individually-designed LEGO brick characters arrive this week, from 11 February to 2 April (including half term holidays and St Patrick’s Day).

The giant animals, some up to twelve times life size, include Natalie the Nene, the world’s rarest goose, Flavia the Andean flamingo, a riot of pink bricks and Kate the Kingfisher, made with help from CBBC’s Blue Peter’s Barney Harwood.

Pop along and see the result of 92,400 LEGO bricks and 915 hours of building to make all ten characters. Lottie the Otter and Bruce the Red Breasted goose took the longest time to make at 120 hours each.

Lego Duck. Credit:WWT

Puddle Jumping Championships

This February half term (17-19 February), children of all ages are being encouraged to grab their wellies, get outside and join in puddle jumping championships.

Over the weekend, children will compete against each other to see who can produce the biggest splash from their puddle jump. They will also be judged on their enthusiasm and jumping style. Daily winners will be announced throughout the half term and some lucky ‘super-splashers’ will receive a fantastic prize provided by this year’s sponsor, Tayto!

Puddle jumping. Credit:WWT

Every contestant will receive a ‘splashtastic’ sticker to acknowledge their puddle jumping skills and Cool FM will be there across the weekend entertaining everyone as they splash! Mr Tayto and the Mini Mr T’s Team will be at Castle Espie on Sunday 19th Feb 2017 from 12-4pm too.

To find out more about both events please visit wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/castle-espie

Puddle jumping. Credit:WWT

Post Author: Belfast Times

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