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Autumn Discovery Morning

Friday 2nd October
Meet at Lower Stables car park, Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

Stargazing at Carrick–a–Rede

Saturday 3rd October
Adult £6, Child £4, Member Adult £6, Child £4

Autumn Plant Fair

Sunday 4th October
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Autumn Fair at Mount Stewart

Sunday 4th October
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Harvest and Country Fair at Springhill

Sunday 4th October
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free


Fungal Foray

Saturday 10th October
Meet at Shaw’s Bridge Car Park

Remarkable Trees of Minnowburn

Sunday 11th October
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Taming Nature

Sunday 11th October
Murlough NNR
No Donations

Red Squirrel Day at Mount Stewart

Sunday 11th October
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free, Red squirrel activities – adult £3, child £1.50

Apple Press Day at Ardress House

Monday 12th October
Ardress House, Portadown
Normal Admission, Members Free


BRICK Workshop 15 – Derry/Londonderry

Wednesday 14th October
Inner City Trust Offices, Derry/Londonderry


Into the woods, for a fairy–tale evening

Saturday 17th October
Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus

Autumn Pumpkinfest and Scarecrow Pageant

Sunday 18th October
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Ghost and Gourds Weekend

Sunday 18th October
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free, Additional cost for pumpkins and Ghost Trail.


Nocturnal Nature Tour

Friday 23rd October
Crom, Co Fermanagh
Adult £10, Child £5, Member Adult £10, Member Child £5

Storytelling by the Fire

Saturday 24th October
Florence Court
Adult £15, Member Adult £15

Coastal Walk at Kearney

Sunday 25th October
Adult £3, Child £1.50, Member Adult £3, Child £1.50

Pumpkins and Potions

Sunday 25th October
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free, Additional charge for Hallowe’en Trail

Haunted Hezlett

Sunday 25th October
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Adult £6, Child £6, Member Adult £6, Child £6

Mini Haunted Hezlett

Monday 26th October
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Adult £5, Child £5, Member Adult £5, Child £5

Hallowe’en Fest and Craft Fair

Monday 26th October
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Autumn Walk

Monday 26th October
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome


Mexican Day of the Dead

Friday 30th October
Giants Causeway
Normal Admission, Members Free

Hallowe’en at The Festival of Light

Saturday 31st October
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £7.50, Family £30, Member Adult £10, Child £7.50, Family £30


Historic City Design Guide 8 March 2012

Minister Attwood launches Design Guide for Historic City Conservation Area

Environment Minister Alex Attwood has launched a Design Guide for Historic City Conservation Area, which will protect the area’s special architectural and historic character.

This Design Guide also alters the boundary of the Conservation Area as originally designated in 1977. The Historic City Conservation Area now includes additional areas around Carlisle Road, Horace Street, Hawkin Street, Henry Street, Grove Place, a small section of John Street and a small extension to Waterloo Place. A small area has also been excluded which is now part of the Foyleside Shopping Centre.

Alex Attwood explained: “Along with the recently published Magee Design Guide the publication of the Historic City Design Guide today should improve our understanding of the unique characteristics that make up the city and help us all to preserve or enhance its character of appearance.

“The new guide will provide us with a better understanding of the distinctive attributes of the Conservation Area. It will assist the Department in managing change, within the Conservation Area and its setting, in order to ensure that its special character is protected.

With regard to recent events within the city, Alex Attwood went on to say: “In the recent instance of the demolition of a non–listed building in the city illustrates, albeit demolition required on health and safety grounds, the Department’s powers are not limitless. It is important therefore that we strive to spread awareness of the many benefits both social and economic that conservation area status can bring.”