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Lough Erne Heritage Regatta

Wednesday 1st August
Crom
Regetta race entry £5 per team. Normal Admission, Members Free

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Woodland Craft Skills Day

Friday 3rd August
Cushendun
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Go Batty

Friday 3rd August
Ardress House, Portadown
Normal Admission, Members Free

Kite Festival at Downhill Demesne

Saturday 4th August
Downhill Demesne
Normal Admission, Members Free

Jo’s Walks: Heathland Flowers

Saturday 4th August
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Car Bazaar

Saturday 4th August
Mount Stewart
Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

Lazy Sundays at The Argory

Sunday 5th August
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Summer Music Series at Castle Ward

Sunday 5th August
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Bug Detectives

Wednesday 8th August
Mount Stewart
£8 per participant

Explore more with a Ranger

Wednesday 8th August
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Creatures of Crom

Thursday 9th August
Crom
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Go Wild with the Rangers

Saturday 11th August
White Park Bay
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Music by The Lake – Hand Me Downs

Saturday 11th August
Crom
Adult £10, Member Adult £10

Craft Fest 2018

Saturday 11th August
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Butterfly Safari III

Saturday 11th August
Portstewart Strand
Adult £2, Child £1, Member Adult £2, Child £1

Family Fun Day

Sunday 12th August
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Music Sundays

Sunday 12th August
Downhill Demesne
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Explore more with a Ranger

Wednesday 15th August
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Wildlife Trackers

Wednesday 15th August
Mount Stewart
£8 per participant

Batty Chat at Crom

Thursday 16th August
Crom
Adult £8, Child £4, Family £20

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Whale Watch

Saturday 18th August
Portmuck, Co Antrim
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Downhill Secret Garden

Saturday 18th August
Downhill Demesne
Normal Admission, Members Free

Lough Erne Heritage Regatta

Saturday 18th August
Crom
Normal Admission, Members Free

Inishowen, County Donegal – Drystone Walling

Saturday 18th August
Inishowen, County Donegal
TBC

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Batty Bonanza

Friday 24th August
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Mount Stewart Conservations Festival

Saturday 25th August
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Honey Show

Sunday 26th August
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Cruise the Lough

Monday 27th August
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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