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Events to Experience Nature

Enjoy events at many of the Nature Reserves, which allow you to experience Northern Ireland’s exceptional beauty and biodiversity. From bat watching to learning how to identify butterflies or even watching seals, there are a range of wonderful events to interact and learn from our natural environment throughout the year.

There's beautiful wildlife everywhere you look in Northern Ireland and you don't have to be an expert to spot it. Enjoy some brilliant days out and get back to nature with a range of events in the great outdoors.

Places To Visit

Guided Walk and Coastal Migrant Bird Watch, Strangford, Downpatrick

This is a guided nature walk and talk tailored for bird lovers.

Bat Night at Quoile Countryside Centre, Downpatrick

Come and join our free bat walk and talk at Quoile Nature Reserve on Sunday 10th August from 8pm -11pm. Find out more about these fascinating and protected mammals.

Landscape Painting and Photography Workshop, Irvinestown, Enniskillen

Explore your inner artist with the help of free tuition at Castle Archdale Courtyard. Lessons will be given in painting and photography.

Geology of Northern Ireland in a Nutshell, Helens Bay, Bangor

One billion years of history! For its size Northern Ireland is amongst the most geologically diverse areas on Planet Earth. The geological garden at Crawfordsburn Country Park tells this story through examples of our main rock types. Formed in lost oceans and deserts, a product of past ice ages and volcanic eruptions, our rocks tell a remarkable story.

Kite Festival at Crawfordsburn Country Park, Helens Bay, Bangor

It has been a long wait but the Kite Festival is back! To celebrate Love Parks Week at Crawfordsburn Country Park, we are breathing some new air into the Kite Festival. With lots of activities, experts, enthusiasts, competitions, stalls and crafts for all the family, in the words of Dick Van Dyke: “Let’s go fly a Kite.”

Bat Evening at Roe Valley Country Park, Limavady

An opportunity to hear from an expert about some of Ireland’s bat species. There will be a talk and a visit to a roost to see them emerging for evening feeding. Learn about the myths and old stories attached to this mysterious species.

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