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Car Bazaar

Saturday 1st April
Mount Stewart
Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

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Clifton House Tours

Friday 7th April
Clifton House
£6.50

Geology Guided Walk at Kearney

Saturday 8th April
Strangford Lough
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Good Food Market

Saturday 8th April
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Fishery Open Weekend – April

Saturday 8th April
Carrick–a–Rede
Normal Admission, Members Free

Pet Nose Day

Sunday 9th April
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Rea’s Wood, Antrim – Woodland Management

Sunday 9th April
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

Easter Egg Hunt

Monday 10th April
Springhill Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Egg Hunt – The Argory

Monday 10th April
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Fun

Monday 10th April
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Easter Bunny Hunt

Friday 14th April
Murlough NNR
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Egg Hunt

Friday 14th April
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Egg Hunt at Wellbrook Beetling Mill

Friday 14th April
Wellbrook Beetling Mill, Corkhill
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter at Castle Ward

Friday 14th April
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Egg Hunt at Ardress House

Friday 14th April
Ardress House, Portadown
Normal Admission, Members Free

Oxford Island Easter Trail

Friday 14th April
Oxford Island
£1 per sheet

Easter Egg Hunt at Rowallane Garden

Saturday 15th April
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Egg Hunt at Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Saturday 15th April
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Treasure Hunts at Florence Court

Saturday 15th April
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Treasure Hunts at Crom

Saturday 15th April
Crom
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Treasure Hunts at Castle Coole

Saturday 15th April
Castle Coole
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Sunday Celebrations

Sunday 16th April
Giant’s Causeway
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Fair

Sunday 16th April
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Cruise the Lough

Monday 17th April
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

Easter Monday Family Fun Day

Monday 17th April
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

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A three day series of tours focusing on the life of Mary Ann McCracken

Wednesday 19th April
Clifton House
£8.00 for adults & £5.00 for children under 16

Archaeology for Children Programme

Wednesday 19th April
Oxford Island
£5 per child per day

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Geology Walk

Saturday 22nd April
Giant’s Causeway
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Four Peaks Challenge

Sunday 23rd April
Divis and the Black Mountain
Adult £3

Garden Restoration

Sunday 23rd April
Redburn Country Park, Holywood
Free

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Roots to Success

Wednesday 26th April
Common Ground NI, Co Fermanagh (near 5 mile town)
Free

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Ballyquintin Farm — Wildlife Walk

Saturday 29th April
Strangford Lough
Adult £2, Child £2

Vintage Rally

Saturday 29th April
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Paws in the Park

Saturday 29th April
Castle Coole
Normal Admission, Members Free

Belfast Spring Fair at Barnetts Demesne

Saturday 29th April
Barnetts Demesne
Free

Jazz in the Garden

Sunday 30th April
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

      
 

Bee Curious Event 10 April 2017

Bee Curious Event

Enter the world of pollinators and find out more ab out the amazing creatures that are so valuable in our world and contribute so much to our food supply. Thanks to the work of our pollinating insects we can enjoy a wide and varied diet which includes plants, fruit, vegetable and berries from all over the world.

Without them we wouldn’t even have chocolate or coffee! Despite the importance of pollinators, all too often they are taken for granted and with an ever increasing global population their importance in world food supply is under–estimated.

The Bee Curious event on 17th June at the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre aims to celebrate the value of these creatures and their significance to local food producers. As well as selling local produce there will be cookery demonstrations using local foods pollinated by insects.

There will be a range of stalls which will provide locally produced foods including honey and preserves, cosmetics derived from natural ingredients and bee keeping equipment. There will be lots of people from a range of conservation organisations on hand to provide advice and information on ways to help our pollinators and plants on sale to help visitors to bring pollinators into their gardens.

Talks and short walks of Oxford Island will highlight some of the features that can be included in gardens looking at useful plants and simple features to benefit the insects, bees and wildlife in general.

The event will take place at Oxford Island National Nature Reserve on Saturday 17th June and aims to attract a wide audience of all ages including families. In addition to the stalls and local producers there will be ongoing activities and demonstrations to suit all ages.

For further information contact Lough Neagh Discovery Centre on 028 3832 2205 or e–mail andrew.griggs@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk or visit www.oxfordisland.com or check out Facebook – www.facebook.com/oxfordislandnaturereserve

 

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