Balloo Nature Reserve

It has a circular boardwalk path that is pram and wheelchair friendly, a bird hide and a picnic area. 

Balloo Nature Reserve is perfect for a family stroll while looking at the local flora and fauna.

Balloo Wetland consists of two large ponds that will provide a home to a variety of wildlife including plants, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, newts, frogs and much more. It has a circular boardwalk path that is pram and wheelchair friendly, a bird hide and a picnic area.

Balloo Woodland is full of mature native trees and woodland plant life, with a small pond to provide a home to some watery wildlife too. Some of the species to look out for include oak, speckled wood butterfly, goldfinch and foxglove.

Ulster Wildlife hold lovely events such as 'Bugs and Beasties' and 'Meet the Birds of Balloo'. Have a look at their events list for the latest Whats On programme.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

Open all year

Prices:

No admission charge

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Bangor Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

From Bangor head towards Newtownards on the A21, turn left onto Balloo Road, then right onto Innotec Road.
  • Dogs accepted by arrangement
  • Parking Available
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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Contact Details

Close to Signal Business Growth Centre
Innotec Drive
Balloo Drive
Bangor
County Down
BT19 7PG

Website:
www.visitardsandnorthdown.com
Email:
naturereserves@ulsterwildlife.org
Tel: (028) 9127 0069
Fax: (028) 9127 4466