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Education & Learning

The education team at the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre offer a full range of NI Curriculum linked environmental education programmes delivered by our trained, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. Also available are a range of talks and guided walks for nursery schools and playgroups, community groups, adult groups, non-formal and uniformed organisations.

These programmes cater for students of all ages and abilities from primary to university level, and cover issues relating to the environment of Lough Neagh and Oxford Island.

Our emphasis is on seasonality, looking at the characteristics of the various habitats at specific times of the year. Many topics can be studied throughout the year; however, others are best suited to particular seasons, when certain plants and animals can be seen.


Outlined below is some useful information regarding group bookings for visits to the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre or an Outreach visit to a school or community group. We hope it will clarify the booking procedure and make your experience more enjoyable.

Please ensure that each teacher accompanying the group on the day is familiar with this information.


On-site visits: April – MARCH

• For Adult groups (up to 30 people) – £36.00 per hour

• For Children’s groups/schools (3 hours or more) – £3.40 per child

• For Children’s groups/schools (2 hours or less) – £2.75 per child

*These charge rates apply to groups of 10 or more people. For groups of less than 10 we will charge for a minimum of 10 people.

For further information on educational visits, onsite and outreach programmes and the support for Eco-Schools visit