Wild Woods

Wed, 10/05/2017 - 11:00am
An Creagan
Grinding Spelt for Bronze Age Bread at the last meet

Where the sun always shines... probably. 

Mud and friends, fire and marshmallows, sticks, water...

Bring a picnic, waterproofs, a change of clothes, donations of firewood and marshmallows always welcome.

Please let us know you're coming.

March Mud and Neolithic Living Histoey in the Wild Woods

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 11:00am
An Creagan
Boy in a tree with a telescope

Fun in the woods and Neolithic living history.

Helping construct a Neolithic longhouse and other activities: wattle and daub, clay pots, cooking, bows and arrows etc.

Bring wood and marshmallows or something to cook on the fire (and cooking gear!) if you can, bring a picnic, wet weather gear and a change of clothes, an outdoor activity if you like and most definitely a relaxed attitude to mud!

Always a wonderful day in good company.

Winter walk, wellie paddle and picnic

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 11:30am
Crawfordsburn Country Park

All welcome, there is a cafe if you prefer and a small room we can use to picnic if the weather is bad enough to drive us indoors.

Multi Language / Multi Nationality Families meet at W5

Wed, 25/01/2017 - 10:00am
W5, Belfast

Multi Nationality and Multi Language Home Educating Families meeting at W5.

All are welcome to join us for a day of fun and play at W5. I put the time as 10am, as that is the time they open, however I am aware that not all of you are early birds. So join us anytime you can on that day. The organiser will be there from 10ish till 3.

The meeting area will be the Discovery Area on Level 2. Hope to see many of you there!

Aunt Sandra's Chocolate Workshop

Wed, 25/01/2017 - 12:00pm
Aunt Sandra's, Belfast

We're doing a very hands on chocolate workshop with lots of lovely treats to take away with us. For those of you with daily intolerances, they've asked you to bring along some dairy free chocolate and you will be able to participate in everything the rest of us are doing. There will be a quiz, a trip into the chocolate factory and lots of opportunity to chat to our host - Mr Willy Wonka! The whole workshop will take about an hour and a half. 

Adults do not pay to accompany children and under twos are very welcome to come along and dabble in the chocolate too. 

Booking is essential, we can put you in touch with the organisers. The trip is to tie in with reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

New Year in the Wild Woods

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 11:00am
An Creagan
Our Den, with some of its builders

Come and start the New Year with a muddy and marvellous time in the wonderful Wild Woods, our visits go ahead in any weather so come prepared, bring extra marshmallows, dry wood, food for lunch and probably a change of clothes. We've done activities from planting to beading, painting, climbing, whittling, digging and den building, its always a great day.

Armagh Cider Company tour

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 11:00am
Armagh cider company
Apple Juice

The tour takes approximately 1 - 1.5 hours and includes the orchard, bottling plant and sampling of our product. The tour will be focussed on their apple juice production.

 The costs are:

 Adults £5 each

Children £3 each

Children under 5 - free of charge

Family group third child goes free

Jurassic Trip

Wed, 24/08/2016 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

We're planning to go on Wednesday 24th. 10am-2pm Gives for dry weather but who knows lol. We can go to the palace stables play park too if anyone is interested. We can put you in touch with the families attending.

W5 Trip

Mon, 29/08/2016 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Young home educated girl posing with sheep cutout

Home ed families will be there, feel free to join them. We can put you in contact to arrange a meet up point.

Radio Relay

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 1:00pm
Old Museum, Belfast



The Golden Thread has kindly given HEDNI a workshop on Monday 6th June.  1-3pm at the Old Museum.

Ages 10 to 14 - booking essential

**Welcome to Radio Relay an audio extravaganza inspired by radio.  Marconi transmitted some of his first radio signals between Rathlin Island and Ballycastle in 1898.  In 1916, Irish rebels seized a wireless telegraphy station to make the world’s first pirate radio broadcast.  A few months later cutting edge radio technology allowed instant communication between commanders on the front line at the Battle of the Somme. Golden Thread Gallery have invited artists to create artworks that use radio to receive dispatches from the past and send messages to the future.  This is your opportunity to work with some of our artists and to get involved!  

Golden Thread Gallery is offering schools a FREE opportunity to make their own foxhole radios with artists Gareth Moore and Deirdre Mc Kenna. A limited number of sessions will be available from 3rd May until 10th June 2016! On 18th June, Radio Relay will hit the airwaves and participants will be able to tune in and connect with all the Radio Projects.  They will also be invited to participate in a range of Radio Relay events in sites in and around Belfast.     


Radio Relay will give young people an opportunity to make a modern version of a first world war foxhole radio. The foxhole type radio was primitive in its construction, made from readily available materials and powered only by the very radio waves it received. This would be similar to what was used by Marconi in his early radio experiments. 

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