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May 2018 right left

 
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Community Places Free Planning Advice

Wednesday 2nd May
Community Places, 2 Downshire Place, Belfast BT2 7JQ
Free

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Dry Stone Walling

Sunday 6th May
Mourne Mountains
Free

07

Belfast Roadshow on Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday 8th May
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, 3 Cromac Quay, Ormeau Gasworks, Belfast BT7 2JD
Free

Sustainable NI Carbon Management Training

Wednesday 9th May
Parliament Buildings, Belfast
See above

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An Evening Walk in Spring

Saturday 12th May
Belfast Area
Free

Guided bluebell walk at Prehen Wood

Sunday 13th May
Prehen Wood, Derry~Londonderry
Free

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Bluebell Stroll with the Ranger

Saturday 19th May
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Glenoe Geology Walk

Saturday 19th May
Glenoe Waterfall
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh – Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 20th May
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
Free

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Carbon Management Course

Wednesday 23rd May
Inspire Business Park, Newtownards
£225 (No VAT to pay)

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Country Fair

Sunday 27th May
Florence Court
Normal Admission Members Free

Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

Sunday 27th May
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission Members Free

Cruise the Lough

Monday 28th May
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

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Brackfield Wood – Pack up your troubles, and your summer picnic, and smile!

Saturday 19 August 2017

Brackfield Wood, 268 Glenshane Rd, Derry/Londonderry BT47 3SN

 

WoodlandTrust

 

A visit to Brackfield Wood this summer is an absolute must. And if you go down to the woods on Saturday 19 August, you’re in for an added surprise.

The Woodland Trust’s Centenary Wood, in the heart of the north west’s beautiful Faughan Valley, is the venue for a Saturday brimming with activities – from mindfulness to storytelling, and all free of charge. 

Simply book your place in advance, don walking boots, and pack a picnic and rug to really make a day of it.

Brackfield Wood is one of just four flagship woods taking shape across the UK to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War. In total, the Trust’s ambitious Centenary Woods project will see millions of trees planted in recognition of the millions of lives lost.

Over 23,000 flourishing saplings, out of an ambitious 40,000 target, are already springing to life at Brackfield. The trees will be a unique and lasting tribute to the people from Ireland who played a part in the war – the soldiers, their families, and loved ones.  

In complete contrast to the sadness and destruction, Brackfield Wood is an uplifting sight.  It’s right by the banks of the stunning River Faughan and is currently showing off swathes of glorious wildflowers. The colourful mix is a feast for precious pollinators, as well as being easy on the eye.

The charity wants everyone to experience the beauty of Brackfield first–hand, and is offering a range of activities:

11:00am: Mindfulness walk. Pack up your troubles and take in the calming woodland sights and sounds. This one is for grown–ups only.

12:00pm: Storytelling walk. Enjoy tree tales and tall tales for all the family. 

1:00pm: Tree–themed fun and games. A fun way for children to really get to grips with nature.

The activities are free, but booking in advance is essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Book online and get all the detail at www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/events or call 0330 333 5302

The Centenary Woods project is supported by the Trust’s lead partner Sainsbury’s.

Read more here…


Cost   More Details Free
Time   More Details 11:00am – 1:00pm
Contact   More Details
0330 333 5302
centralevents@woodlandtrust.org.uk
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