Welcome to the HEdNI website.

This is your window to the wealth of information, fun, and support available from the network of home educating families in Northern Ireland.

HEdNI is an inclusive group, welcoming those of all backgrounds, religious beliefs, races and cultures. We do not promote any one method of home-educating; rather we support the right of all families to choose for themselves what suits them best.

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This week, eight home educating families went rockpooling with staff from the Seascope Marine Research Centre. We were the only people on the beach, and had fun combing the rock pools for creatures.   Among the group’s finds were plenty of crabs and sea snails, some starfish and the odd ‘butter fish’.  The weather held out, and we had a great time exploring, sharing and learning together until the tide returned.   We are looking forward to partnering with the Seascope Marine...

Gortin Glen Forest Park

We met with other home educating  families for a walk and picnic at Gortin Glen Forest Park. The park has a number of different routes that you can choose from, each with a different distance and difficulty level.  We chose to walk the River Walk which turned out to be quite steep in places and included bridges and stairs to cross the River. We had a great time eating blackberries and finding pinecones that were eaten by squirrels. (Some of us had even been lucky enough to see some...