Groups and Meetings

1940s Day
Touring the bakery
Viking Leg Wrestling at a Viking Themed Day
Making puppets at the North Coast Meet Ip
Viking Longship in Papier Mache

HEdNI

The HEdNI Facebook Group, for all home educators and those considering home education is a good place to start connecting with other families. You will need to respond to a message from Admin to join- please keep an eye on your 'others' folder in messages.
The HEdNI email group is hosted by Yahoo Groups. There are two ways to join:1) At the Yahoo Groups website: clicking on that link will open the Yahoo Groups website in a new browser window. To join the email group this way, you will need to have a Yahoo ID – if you don’t have one, you can set one up (it’s free) or you can join the group by email instead.
2) By email: send an email to hedni-subscribe@yahoogroups.com – clicking on the link will open an new email in your email program, ready to send. You don’t have to write anything in the email, just send it. You’ll receive a request to confirm that you want to join.

You can also find us on our Facebook Page

Find HEdNI events here

ASD Home Ed. Group NI

A facebook group for families who home educate and also have children with ASD. We will share ideas, arrange regular meetings to help our children connect and provide enriching educational experiences. Please join if you have a child with ASD and you are interested.  

CHENI

Christian Home Education N.I. is designed to facilitate communication between Christian home-schoolers in Northern Ireland.  The Facebook Group is used for "advertising of field trips, outings, and educational events, recommendations of resources, curricula etc., home education related questions and queries, and general information which will encourage and strengthen us all as we depend on God’s grace to enable us to fulfill our duty to give our children a Godly education are welcomed."

Christian Home Educators Northern Ireland

This group was created for those who consider themselves Christians ( of all denominations or none at all ) who are already or have an interest in Home Educating their children.  It has been set up for friendship, support and to arrange meet ups and activities together.  "We are not here to judge or persuade other of our way of thinking but just to encourage each other as we do our best to bring up our children in faith."

Families in Nature, Donegal.

This Donegal based nature group may be accessible to some families .Parents/guardians are responsible for their own kids. The Families in Nature Group can be found here and events organised by the group here.

G.H.E.C.C.O. Group for Home Educators at Craigavon Co-Operative.

Meetings and events arranged  around Craigavon, contact Michele for details (logged in users only) or ask on Learning Labyrinth (below)
Facebook group here: 

HEdNI Kids Book Group
A venue to organise group book discussion and appreciation for home educated kids. Feel free to organise groups for any age (just specify)
We have a regular group for books aimed at 8-13 year olds which meets roughly every two months in a variety of locations (often appropriate to the book). Younger and older siblings are welcome and children are welcome to join in at any age if they can enjoy the book and discuss it- they need not read it to themselves. 
Other regular groups may follow (some talk of one with books aimed at younger children...!)...
The Facebook group is open to members of the HEdNI Facebook group who would like to participate: https://www.facebook.com/groups/742938752507915/

HEdNI Book Club for Younger Readers
A book club for younger children. We'll pick a book a month that you can read to your children at home and at the end of the month there will be a fun book-related activity.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1190844384347136 

North Coast Home Educators
New group meeting twice a month by arrangement in and around the Coleraine area. All welcome, if you are interested in attending then please contact the group through this site, message Sarah on this site (logged in users only) or via the HEdNI Facebook group 
Please attend a meeting to join the NCHE facebook group.
Find North Coast HE Events here

North Down Home Education Co-op
Meets on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month in Marquis Hall, Bangor from 10.30-14.30. 
Events and themes are organised through the Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ndheco/ or contact Mairi (logged in users only).

South Down Home Education Co-op
Events and themes are organised through the Facebook group

Fermanagh Home Educators Group 
New group just starting up at Castle Island in Enniskillen 

Storybirds
There is a HEdNI library set up on the storywriting site www.storybirds.com - set your family up with an educator's account and please contact us to submit your children's stories view the secure library and connect with other writers.

Casual
Not all events and meet ups are suggested by organised groups - families often just fancy a bit of company on their trip to a museum, park or other outing.  If you would like to suggest a casual meet up you can let us know - or find other people's outings here. Register for an account to submit your events.

If there's a group you think we should include, online or in person, then please let us know. We will check with the group's organisers before including it in the list.  If you are thinking of setting up a group then you might find our (very) Rough Guide useful.