Visitor information and associated terms and conditions of entry
We hope you have a great day with us. Our Wetland Centre is designed to give you an unforgettable experience getting close to nature. Your safety is paramount, as is the safety of the wildlife that visits or lives at our Wetland Centre. To ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable day, we have terms and conditions of entry that everyone must observe.
- Visitors are asked to respect the habitats and wildlife of the centre by keeping to the paths and defined tracks at all times and keeping loud noise to a minimum as this may cause stress to wildlife.
- Contrary to popular belief, birds should not be fed bread as they cannot digest it. Please feed them grain instead - you will be able to purchase grain at centres where feeding is permitted.
- Please ensure that children are supervised at all times and please be aware that some of our ponds and lakes are deep. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Safety signs are there for your protection - please obey the signage and do not attempt to go beyond any enclosure barriers.
Please do not:
- Climb on any trees or shrubs
- Prune or pick any flowers or vegetation
- Enter any water body
- The last admission to the Centre is 60 minutes prior to the advertised closing time.
- Due to the limited availability of car parking spaces, vehicles may only be left for the duration of the visit to the centre.
- Mobility scooters are very welcome on site.
- Unfortunately we can't allow dogs or pets of any kind to the Nature Area site, with the exception of assistance dogs on duty, as our wildlife may become distressed. Assistance dogs must be kept on the lead and under control and harnesses must state "working or assistance dog". Please ensure any dog waste is removed. If any of our birds/animals behaviour is affected by the presence of your dog, we may have to ask you to move away from the area.
- To avoid distressing our wildlife, we do not allow the following in the Nature / Wetlands Area.
- Scooters, bicycles, tricycles, roller skates/blades/wheelies or skateboards
- Footballs or Frisbees
- Pond dipping is not allowed on our wildlife reserve ponds. This is to prevent the spread of invasive non-native plants and the chytridiomycosis disease which affects amphibians. Pond dipping in the grounds may only be undertaken with equipment provided by Tralee Bay Wetlands.
- In accordance with Irish law smoking is prohibited in all buildings (including hides). Visitors who wish to smoke are asked to consider the welfare and comfort of other visitors, especially children, by not smoking in or around picnic areas, play areas or areas where children's activities are being held. In periods of extreme dry weather Tralee Bay Wetlands centre reserves the right to designate the whole site non-smoking in order to reduce the risk of fire.
- Tralee Bay Wetlands reserves the right to ask for additional identification to aid proof of membership.