The Barn

A bird box at Croft Castle in Herefordshire

The Barn has become a home for birds! Make, learn and play at weekends in the Barn.

If you've been feeling a little cooped-up thanks to the weather, head down Laurel Walk to the shores of Strangford Lough, where you'll find The Barnn. Discover a sanctuary from the weather, and plenty to keep young and old occupied.

Discover the secret life of birds and learn all about which ones to keep an eye (and ear) out for on the esate at Castle Ward. Find out what life is like in a bird box, make your own and head out to spot a few around the estate.

Which birds will you spot at Castle Ward?
Bird watching equipment set up in the Barn at Castle Ward for Nest Box Week
Which birds will you spot at Castle Ward?

Get creative with our birdy-colouring, or make some unual feathered specimens of your own. Take them home or leave them with us to start our colourful bird sanctuary.

Visit the gift shop for everything you need to get started with a birdwatching adventure.