We’re thrilled to tell you that Belfast’s Window on Wildlife will be reopening on Wednesday, 18 February!

We’re just putting the finishing touches on the building, including installing all our new interpretative signage, ready to open the doors next month. The team at Belfast WOW (Chris, Hilda and Lisa pictured below) can't wait to welcome you all there.

As always, we're very grateful for your patience and support while we worked to improve the site.  We hope that you are as WOWed by the site as we are!

Once the site is reopened, this blog will be updated by Lisa, the Visitor Experience Officer at Belfast WOW. She'll keep you updated with all the events, activities and of course, conservation work that happens at the reserve.

As a charity, we're reliant on donations from members and supporters to help run this fantastic site, which is why we will be introducing a small entry charge for non-RSPB members at Belfast WOW. Until 25 February, however, entry to the site will be free to everyone! Please pop in to see the new visitor centre and hides during this time and enjoy fantastic up-close views of the birds and other wildlife that make their homes here.

Entrance charges: For non-members, the charge is £3 for adults and £1.50 for children and other concessions. You can easily become an RSPB member - just ask one of the team at Belfast WOW. You will then enjoy free access to Belfast WOW, as well as all the other benefits that RSPB membership brings.  If you are already an RSPB member and have lost your card call 01767 693680 or email us to have a replacement card sent to you.

We are grateful to the European Regional Development Fund administered by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Belfast Harbour Commissioners and the Alpha Programme administered by Groundwork NI for helping us to fund this project.