Green – Spaces Diary - NORTH-EAST ENGLAND

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For children's activities – dress for mess!
All children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult.
 

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DATE DAY WHO ACTIVITY WHAT VENUE Fee/Book FIND OUT MORE
JULY
All Month: Daily All Exhibition of Botanical Paintings Exhibition of Botanical Paintings The Hearth, Horsley Free More info..
6th July – 6th August Daily All 'In our Backyard' Photographic Exhibition of Foresters & Woodsmen Bellingham Admission to Heritage Centre: £3/ £6 family More info..
WEEK12 - 18 JULY -
17th July Sat All Family Fun Day A day full of fun and activities in conjunction with our British Red Cross Garden Open Day Scotswood Natural Community Garden, Newcastle Admission charge to Red Cross funds More info..
18th July Sun Adult Tenderfoot Day Learn Bushcraft survival skills Chopwell Woodland Park £30
Booking essential

Tel: 01207 542231
More info..

18th July Sun All Walk to Shaftoe Crags A walk of around 6 miles to Shaftoe Crags Bolam Lake, nr Belsay £3 More info..
18th July Sun All Red Kite Watching Rangers will be on hand to show nesting & visible Derwent Country Park Free, Just turn up Tel: 01207 545 212
WEEK19 - 25 JULY
19th July Mon All Wildlife Trust Walk Guided walk with Northumberland Wildlife Trust Officer. Druridge Bay Country Park Donation welcome More info..
24th July Sat All A walk to Ratanaghiri Monastery at Harnham A walk of around 3 miles from Bolam Lake to Ratanaghiri Monastery at Harnham with the monks Bolam Lake, nr Belsay Donation welcome More info..
25th July Sun All Red Kite Watching Rangers will be on hand to show nesting & visible Derwent Country Park Free, Just turn up Tel: 01207 545 212
WEEK 26 JULY - 1 AUGUST
27th July Tues Age 5+ Water Safari Explore the murky depths of Jesmond Dene pond Jesmond Dene, Newcastle £2 Child More info..
28th July Weds 5-11 yrs Pond Dipping Discover the underwater world of a pond Watergate Forest Park £1Booking essential Tel: 01207 545 212
28th July Weds All Working Forest Visit Find out what goes on behind the scenes in one of Europe's largest planted forests. Kielder Water & Forest Park £8Booking essential Tel: 01434 250 209
More info..
29th July Thurs Age 5+ Mini Beast Hunt Search for creatures in the soil and discover more about creepy crawlies Leaplish, Kielder £2 Adult£1 ChildBooking essential More info..
29th July Thurs Age 5+ Nature Trail Become a wildlife explorer as you trek through Jesmond Dene Heaton Park, Newcastle £2 Child More info..
30th July Fri Family Gateshead Summer Flower Show Lots of plants & garden extras, floral displays & demonstrations Central Nursery, Lobley Hill, Gateshead £7/£5 Child under 18 free with Adult More info..
31st July Sat Family Gateshead Summer Flower Show Lots of plants & garden extras, floral displays & demonstrations Central Nursery, Lobley Hill, Gateshead £7/£5 Under 18 Free with Adult More info..
AUGUST
1st August Sun Family Gateshead Summer Flower Show Lots of plants & garden extras, floral displays & demonstrations Central Nursery, Lobley Hill, Gateshead £7/£5 Under 18 Free with Adult More info..
WEEK 2-8 AUGUST
3rd August Tues Age 5+ Raft Race Come along to build and then race your own raft Jesmond Dene, Newcastle £2 ChildBooking essential More info..
  Tues All Working Forest Visit Find out what goes on behind the scenes in one of Europe's largest planted forests. Kielder Water & Forest Park £8Booking essential Tel: 01434 250 209
More info..
  Tues Age 5+ Campfire cooking Come along for food around the campfire Weetslade Country Park £2 ChildBooking essential More info..
4th August Weds Family Red Squirrel Family Fun Day A guided squirrel safari through the woods + art and craft activities Bolam Lake, nr Belsay £2 Adult£1 Child More info..
  Weds Family Den Building Join the ranger team for a fun shelter building session, using only forest materials Hamsterley Visitor Centre, Witton-le Wear, £5/ChildBooking essential More info..
5th August Thurs Under 16 Saltwell Summer Fun Trails & Crafts Saltwell Park, Gateshead £1 Tel: 0191 433 5918
  Thurs 5-11 yrs Dipping & Dabbling Discover the creatures in Thornley Pond Thornley Woodland Centre £1
Booking essential
Tel: 01207 545 212
  Thurs Age 5+ Smelly Socks Make a woodland mask and some potent perfume Jesmond Dene, Newcastle £2 Child More info..
  Thurs Family Hamsterley Play Day Activities and games for all children who want to play in the great outdoors! Activities include arts and crafts, bike riding, den building and more Hamsterley Visitor Centre, Witton-le Wear £2 /person + car park More info..
  Thurs All Red Squirrel Hunt A stroll to look for signs of red squirrels Leaplish, Kielder £2 Adult£1 ChildBooking essential More info..
6th August Fri Family Teddy Bear's Picnic Fun in the forest for tots Chopwell Woodland Park £4 ChildBooking essential More info..
  Fri Under 16 Saltwell Summer Fun Trails & Crafts Gateshead £1 Tel: 0191 433 5918
WEEK 9-15 AUGUST
10th August Tues Age 5+ Mini-beast safari Discover more about the creepy crawlies that live beneath your feet Jesmond Dene, Newcastle £2 Child More info..
  Tues All Working Forest Visit Find out what goes on behind the scenes in one of Europe's largest planted forests. Kielder Water & Forest Park £8
Booking essential
Tel: 01434 250 209
More info..
11th August Weds All RSPB Activity Day Join the RSPB in a range of activities including pond dipping and art activities Bolam Lake, nr Belsay Free  
  Weds
8-11pm
All Perseid Meteor Shower Guided observation for shooting stars from the Observatory Kielder Observatory £6 Adult
£4 Child
Booking Essential
Tel: 07805 638 469
More info..
12th August Thurs
10am-12pn
5yrs+ Pond Dipping Discover about life in a pond Bakethin Nature Reserve, Kielder £2 Adult
£1 Child
Booking essential
Tel: 01434 251 000
More info..
  Thurs 8 - 13yrs Hamsterley Adventure Challenge Pit your wits against the rangers with mental and physical challenges Hamsterley Visitor Centre, Witton-le Wear £5.child
Booking essential
More info..
  Thurs All/ Family Red Squirrel Family Fun Day A guided squirrel safari through the woods + art and craft activities Wallington, Cambo Wallington Entry Fee More info..
  Thurs 5yrs+ Arts & Crafts Release the natural, and maybe messy (!) creativity within you Jesmond Dene, Newcastle £2 Child More info..
  Thurs
8-11pm
All Perseid Meteor Shower Guided observation for shooting stars from the Observatory Kielder Observatory £6 Adult
£4 Child
Booking Essential
Tel: 07805 638 469
More info..
13th August Fri All Bats in Gosforth Park A (maybe muddy) walk through woodland and reed-bed to bat watch & listen Gosforth Park, Newcastle Donation More info..
  Fri
8-11pm
All Perseid Meteor Shower Guided observation for shooting stars from the Observatory Kielder Observatory £6 Adult£4 ChildBooking Essential Tel: 07805 638 469
More info..
15th August Sun Family Ryton Willows Treasure Hunt Solve clues & decipher the code to find treasure Ryton Willows, Ryton £3 family Tel: 01207 545 212
WEEK 16-22 AUGUST
17th August Tues All Working Forest Visit Find out what goes on behind the scenes in one of Europe's largest planted forests. Kielder Water & Forest Park £8
Booking essential
Tel: 01434 250 209
More info..
18th August Wed All Lake Dipping A look at the many small creatures that live in the lake Bolam Lake, nr Belsay £2Booking essential More info..
19th August Thurs Under 16 Ladybird, Ladybird Fly to the Woods Make a ladybird home & related crafts Thornley Woodland Centre £2Booking essential Tel: 01207 545 212
  Thurs Age 5+ Mini Beast Hunt Search for creatures in the soil and discover more about creepy crawlies Leaplish, Kielder £2 Adult
£1 Child
Booking essential
Tel: 01434 251 000
More info..
  Thurs Age 5+ Dream Catchers Come and make a Native American dream catcher Jesmond Dene, Newcastle £2 Child More info..
20th August Fri All Bat Box Building Learn to make homes for bats Chopwell Woodland Park Free/ £3 to take box home Booking essential More info..
  Fri All Bat Walk Evening woodland bat-watch walk Chopwell Woodland Park £3 Adult
£1 Child
Booking essential
More info..
  Fr i
8-11pm
All Nightwatch Guided observation of the night sky from the Observatory Kielder Observatory £6 Adult
£4 Child
Booking Essential
Tel: 07805 638 469
More info..
21st August Sat All Bat Hunt Discover the different species of Bat at Bolam Bolam Lake, nr Belsay £3.50 Adult£1 ChildBooking essential More info..
  Sat
8-11pm
All Nightwatch Guided observation of the night sky from the Observatory Kielder Observatory £6 Adult
£4 Child
Booking Essential
Tel: 07805 638 469
More info..
WEEK 23-29 AUGUST
24th August Tues 5yrs+ Earth Art Come along and create your own natural sculpture Jesmond Dene, Newcastle £2 Child More info ..
  Tues Family Den Building Join the ranger team for a fun shelter building session, using only forest materials Hamsterley Visitor Centre, Witton-le Wear, £5/Child
Booking essential
More info ..
  Tues All Working Forest Visit Find out what goes on behind the scenes in one of Europe's largest planted forests. Kielder Water & Forest Park £8
Booking essential
Tel: 01434 250 209
More info ..
25th August Weds All Bat Walk Join the ranger & discover Watergate's Nightlife! Watergate Forest Park £2
Booking essential
Tel: 01207 545 212
  Weds All Family Treasure Hunt A treasure hunt for all the family Bolam Lake, nr Belsay £1  
26th August Thurs Under 8's Teddy Bear's Picnic Bring your favourite bear & picnic in the woods Thornley Woodland Centre £1.50
Booking essential
Tel: 01207 545 212
  Thurs U6yrs group + 6yrs+ group Zoolab See & touch some of the fantastic creatures from around the world Saltwell Park, Gateshead £3
Booking essential
Tel: 0191 433 5918
  Thurs
10am-12pn
5yrs+ Pond Dipping Discover about life in a pond Bakethin Nature Reserve, Kielder £2 Adult
£1 Child
Booking essential
Tel: 01434 251 000
More info ..
  Thurs 5yrs+ Minibeast safari Discover more about the creepy crawlies that live beneath your feet Jesmond Dene, Newcastle £2 Child More info ..
28th August Sat All Bellingham Show Country Events for All the Family Bellingham Admission Fee More info ..
28th August – 5th September Sat 28th – Sun 5th All Kielder FootFest Various activities to experience the art, wildlife and natural beauty of Kielder Water & Forest Park Kielder Water & Forest Park Various
Booking essential
Tel: 01434 250 209
More info ..
WEEK 30 AUGUST – 5 SEPT
30th August Mon Adults & children 8yrs + Summer Walk Join the ranger for walk in country & park Watergate Forest Park £1
Booking essential
Tel: 01207 545 212
31st August Tues All Working Forest Visit Find out what goes on behind the scenes in one of Europe's largest planted forests. Kielder Water & Forest Park £8
Booking essential
Tel: 01434 250 209
More info ..
  Tues 5yrs+ Nature Trail Become a wildlife explorer as you trek through Jesmond Dene Jesmond Dene, Newcastle £2 Child More info ..
SEPTEMBER
1st Sept Weds All Minibeast Hunt A hunt for all mini beasties Bolam Lake, nr Belsay £2 More info ..
4th Sept Sat 16+yrs Kielder Challenge Challenging 26 mile walk/run around the lake Kielder Up to £25pp
Booking Essential
Tel: 01830 540 453
More info ..
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5th Sept Sun All A walk to Ratanaghiri Monastery at Harnham A walk of around 3 miles from Bolam Lake to Ratanaghiri Monastery at Harnham with the monks Bolam Lake, nr Belsay Donation welcome More info ..
  Sun All/ Family Food from the Forest A walk to discover the forest's autumn bounty with recipes & samples Hamsterley Visitor Centre, Witton-le Wear £5 adult/ £14 family of four. Booking Essential More info ..
WEEK 6 – 12 SEPT
9th-17th Sept Thurs 9th – Fri 17th All Morpeth Riverside Walking Festival Guided heritage & wildlife walks Morpeth   More info ..
10th Sept Fri
8-11pm
All Milky Way Nightwatch Guided introduction & observation of the milky way from the Observatory Kielder Observatory £6 Adult
£4 Child
Booking Essential
Tel: 07805 638 469
More info ..
11th Sept Sat
8-11pm
All Milky Way Nightwatch Guided introduction & observation of the milky way from the Observatory Kielder Observatory £6 Adult
£4 Child
Booking Essential
Tel: 07805 638 469
More info ..
WEEK 13 – 19 SEPT
17th Sept Fri
8-11pm
All Nightwatch Guided observation of the night sky from the Observatory Kielder Observatory £6 Adult
£4 Child
Booking Essential
Tel: 07805 638 469
More info ..
18th Sept
Sat
8-11pm
All Nightwatch Guided observation of the night sky from the Observatory Kielder Observatory £6 Adult
£4 Child
Booking Essential
Tel: 07805 638 469
More info ..
  Sat
10am-4pm
All Beginners Mushroom Workshop Discover more about these woodland organisms with an expert mycologist Kielder £25
Booking Essential
Tel: 01434 250 209
More info ..
WEEK 20 – 26 SEPT
25th Sept Sat All Family Fun Day Family Fun for all at Scotswood Natural Community Garden Newcastle Free Admission More info ..
  Sat All / Family Food from the Forest A walk to discover the forest's autumn bounty with recipes & samples Hamsterley Visitor Centre, Witton-le Wear £5 adult/ £14 family of four. Booking Essential More info ..
  Sat All Bat Night Join the wildlife rangers on an evening walk around the castle grounds to see and hear these flying mammals. Kielder Castle, Kielder £5 Adult, £4 concs, £14 per family of four
Booking essential
Tel: 01434 250 209
  Sat Company Teams Inter Company Kielder Challenge Teams endure two days and one night of challenges in this team building event Kielder See website More info ..
26th Sept Sun All Fungal Foray Discover which mushrooms have their place in the kitchen and which may kill Hamsterley Visitor Centre, Witton-le Wear £6 adult/ £14 family of four. Booking Essential More info ..
  Sun Company Teams Inter Company Kielder Challenge Teams endure two days and one night of challenges in this team building event Kielder See website More info ..
WEEK 27 SEPT - 3 OCT
OCTOBER
2nd October Sat All/ Family Red Squirrel Family Fun Day A guided squirrel safari through the woods + art and craft activities Wallington, Cambo Wallington Entry Fee More info ..
3rd October Sun
10.30-2.30pm and 2- 4pm
All Fungi Forays Search for fungi with expert mycologists. Discover which mushrooms have their place in the kitchen and which may kill. Kielder £5/Adult, £4/Concs, £14/family/four
Booking essential
Tel: 01434 250 209
More info ..
6th – 11th October Weds 6th -Mon11th All 8th Kielder Star Camp (Autumn) Five nights at the Kielder Campsite organised by the Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society. Kielder Booking essential More info ..
WEEK 4 – 10 OCT
10th October Sun All Fungal Foray Search for fungi with local expert Chopwell Woodland Park £3 Adult £1 Child
Booking essential
More info ..
  Sun
2pm – 4pm
All Badger Watch Go deep into the heart of the forest to watch badgers as they emerge to feed & play Kielder £8 per person Booking essential More info ..
WEEK 11 – 17 OCT
16th October Sat
10am – 4pm
All Late Season Mushroom Workshop Join our expert mycologist to explore this fascinating subject in depth Kielder £25 pp
Booking essential
Tel: 01434 250 209
More info ..
  Sat All Kielder Marathon Weekend Of Activities The first Kielder Marathon, children’s events and a team event plus activities at Calvert Trust Kielder Kielder Various – see website More info ..
17th October Sun All Willow Weaving Learn willow-weaving skills Chopwell Woodland Park Free.
Booking essential
More info ..
  Sun All Fungi Forays Search for fungi with expert mycologists. Discover which mushrooms have their place in the kitchen and which may kill Kielder £5/Adult, £4/Concs, £14/family/four
Booking essential
Tel: 01434 250 209
More info ..
  Sun All Autumn Tree Walk Enjoy the delights of Autumn colours at Bolam, also learning a few myths Bolam Lake, nr Belsay £2.50 More info ..
  Sun All Kielder Marathon Weekend Of Activities The first Kielder Marathon, children’s events and a team event plus activities at Calvert Trust Kielder Kielder Various – see website More info ..
WEEK 18 – 24 OCT
23rd –31st October WEEK Family Halloween Trail Holiday fun with a self-led ghoulish trail through the haunted forest Hamsterley Visitor Centre, Witton-le Wear £1.50/Child More info ..
23rd October Sat All/ Family Broomstick Making Hand craft your own birch broom for Halloween Hamsterley Visitor Centre, Witton-le Wear £5/broomstick More info ..
  Sat
1pm – 3pm
5yrs+ Broomstick Making Workshop Handcraft your own birch broom in preparation for the approaching witching season Broomstick Making £5 per broomstick Tel: 01434 250 209
More info ..
24th October Sun All (u16's accomp byAdult) Photography Walk Autumn Colours Chopwell Woodland Park £3
Booking essential
More info ..
  Sun All Fungi For All Join in a hunt for the mushrooms of Bolam Bolam Lake, nr Belsay £2.50 More info ..
WEEK 25 – 31 OCT
25th October – 1st Nov Mon 25th – Mon 1st Nov 5yrs+ Halloween Week Go through our haunted forest, learn turnip carving and join the spookiest disco Kielder £ variable
Booking essential
Tel: 01434 250 232
More info ..
26th October Tues All Working Forest Visit Find out what goes on behind the scenes in one of Europe's largest planted forests. Kielder Water & Forest Park £8
Booking essential
Tel: 01434 250 209
More info ..
29th October Fri All (u16's accomp byAdult) Masks & Magic Make masks & listen to tales around campfire Chopwell Woodland Park £6/Child
Booking essential
More info ..
31st October Sun All (u16's accomp byAdult) Halloween Hauntings Early booking is recommended for this ever popular fright night deep in the heart of the forest Hamsterley Visitor Centre, Witton-le Wear £6pp
Telephone booking for this event is essential.
Tel: 01388 488312
More info ..
NOVEMBER
21st November Sun All Coppicing Learn small-scale woodland felling Chopwell Woodland Park Free
Booking essential
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