Ponds are amazing habitats that are sometimes overlooked. Underneath their calm surface a rich and complex habitat thrives, from the oxygenating plants to the fish, frogs newts and many enigmatic insects.
Some of the animals that live in them have two stages in their lifecycle. The first is their larval stage, which they spend in the pond and the adult stage is when they grow wings and fly to new ponds to lay eggs.
Pond dipping is an easy way to entertain yourself and your kids. Introducing them to this vital biodiversity and the simple joy of getting up close to animals and watching them swim around your tray.
Please note all creatures are returned back into the water ponds after demonstration and viewing.
This centre is really aimed at families looking for a day out. The front pool is so fun for paddling boats and they even have pond dipping in the Wetlands. They family really enjoyed the pond dipping with our guide. We got to see some small bugs that live in the water.
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Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco & Activity Park strives to be accessible & an enjoyable experience and attraction to all. Only guide dogs and assistance animals are allowed within the nature reserve. The area to the 20metre viewing tower has a tarmacadam pathway and is suitable for wheelchair users. The Tower has an elevator.
Yes, we provide a sweep net along with a collection tray. Also Life Jackets are fitted and provided by the Wetlands Team.