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Scrub Clearance and Hedge Management

Sunday 1st October
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve
Free

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Presentation on Invasive Species in the Glens of Antrim

Wednesday 11th October
St Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall, Co. Antrim
Free

Tackling the Decline in Pollinating Insects: Boosting Community Partnerships and Engagement Nationwide

Thursday 12th October
Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London
See website for details

Belfast Sustainability Network – Sustainability Social

Thursday 12th October
Sweet Afton Bar & Kitchen, Brunswick Street, Belfast BT2 7GE
Free

One enchanted evening at Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus

Friday 13th October
Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus
£5 per child; adults go free

Outdoor Learning in the Early Years

Saturday 14th October
Tollymore Field Studies Centre
Resident: £135, Non Resident £99

Grass Roots AGM

Saturday 14th October
Newtownbreada Presbyterian Church Hall, Ormeau Road, Belfast
Free

Red Squirrel Walks in Slieve Gullion Forest Park

Saturday 14th October
Slieve Gullion Forest Park, 89 Drumintee Road Killeavy, Newry, Co. Armagh BT35 8SW
Free

Cregagh Wood Walk and Hide Visit

Saturday 14th October
Cregagh Wood – Meet at St Patrick’s Church
Free

Pond Improvement

Sunday 15th October
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

Bird Ringing Demonstration

Sunday 15th October
Forest Rd, Forkhill
Free

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Red Squirrel Talk

Tuesday 17th October
Cushendall Library
Free

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FuSIon Fest – The Social Innovation Festival

Thursday 19th October
See website for details
Free

Environment, Farming & Social Policy: Towards an integrated food strategy in Northern Ireland

Friday 20th October
Queens University Belfast, Canada Room, Lanyon Building, University Road, Belfast
Free

Ballycastle Forest Walk

Saturday 21st October
Ballycastle Forest Park
Free

Life on the Lough

Saturday 21st October
Mount Stewart
Free – Donations Welcome

Brent Watch

Saturday 21st October
Strangford Lough – Greyabbey Carpark
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Ghost and Gourds Spook–tacular

Saturday 21st October
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Autumn Pumpkinfest

Saturday 21st October
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Squirrel Information

Sunday 22nd October
Laragh Lodge – Glenariff Forest Park
Free

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Half–Term Hallowe’en Fest

Thursday 26th October
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Mexican Day of the Dead

Saturday 28th October
Giant’s Causeway
Normal Admission, Members Free

Hallowe’en Fun

Saturday 28th October
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Poison Chocolate Apple Dunking

Saturday 28th October
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Woodland Management

Sunday 29th October
Saintfield Estate, Saintfield Co Down
Free

Glenarm Forest Walk

Sunday 29th October
Glenarm Forest Park
Free

Hallowe’en Fest and Craft Fair

Sunday 29th October
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

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One enchanted evening at Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus

Friday 13 October 2017

Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus

Visitors are invited to come under the spell of the Woodland Trust’s Oakfield Glen on the evening of Friday 13th October, from 6pm to 9pm.

The Trust and partner Mid and East Antrim Borough Council invite you to discover this enchanting Carrickfergus woodland by twilight. 

Make your own lantern from recycled materials; then venture into the wood, sprinkled with fairy lights, for a magical evening.  Toast marshmallows by the campfire, enjoy tales from renowned storyteller Liz Weir, and feast your eyes upon some magnificent owls.  The birds are visiting thanks to Mantella, an environmental education service.

Michelle McCaughtry, the Woodland Trust’s people engagement officer, said: “Oakfield Glen is the most charming old woodland. It’s full of history and character, and just waiting to be explored.

“This event brings an unmissable opportunity for families to get outdoors at a beautiful time of the year, in the run–up to Halloween. Simply book online, wrap–up warm and prepare to be entertained.”

Oakfield Glen is a treasure trove.  A Victorian stone bridge and old ice house offer a glimpse of days gone by. And today’s well–used paths connect Oakfield to the neighbouring council–owned Bashfordsland Wood.

The wood is also home to some unusual occupants. The Púca, which are fairy–like creatures, will be hiding in the treetops.  According to folklore, the Púca are the most mischievous of all the fairies in Ireland.  Thankfully, Oakfield’s crafty creations are sculptures, made from steel and with input from local primary schools.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event supports the work of the Woodland Trust. The cost is £5 per child; adults go free. Booking in advance is essential. For further details and to book a slot, visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/events or call 0330 333 3300.

 

Cost   More Details £5 per child; adults go free
Time   More Details 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Contact   More Details
0330 333 3300
northernireland@woodlandtrust.org.uk
https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk