Meet the new animals at Pets’ Corner

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Pets’ Corner has four new pigs. Why not come down this Sunday to meet them? Drop-in animal handling sessions take place on the first Sunday of every month, 1-3pm. Suggested donation £1.

Oh, and there’s not just pigs to handle (we can’t promise they’ll be any cleaner than shown in the pic..) there’s also some newly born rabbits. All say ‘ahhhh’.

NOTE: Pets’ Corner will be closed on Bank holiday Monday.

Ouseburn Parks Events, October to December

Sunday 14 October 1.30 – 3.30pm
Bulb Planting and Autumn Nature Trail
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
Come and plant some bulbs to take home with you and nurture. You can also take part in our Autumn Nature Trail around the Dene and an Autumn Scavenger Hunt. There will be a £1.50 charge for the bulb planting. Contact the Rangers for more information on 2812082.

Sunday 14 October 1.30 – 3.30pm
‘Minor Discoveries’ presents Autumnal Artistry
Led by Hive arts Company
Colemans Field, Jesmond Dene (in front of Pets’ Corner)
Visit our mobile workshop to create your own leaf prints and autumnal designs using some scavenged inspiration. There will be a £1 charge to cover the cost of materials.
(If wet – will be moved inside Visitor Centre)

Saturday 27th October 1pm – 3pm
Halloween Family Treasure Hunt
Free event run by Sustrans
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
Come along for an adventure to find the treasure and dodge the ghouls. Everyone who comes in fancy dress will get a special prize. There will also be pumpkin soup for participants, if you arrive early enough!

Saturday 27 October 5.30 -8pm
Halloween Pumpkins and Walk
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
Come along and carve a pumpkin lanterns. We will then go for an evening walk through the Dene to see what we can find. There may be eyes watching us from all sorts of places!! We’ll return to the Visitor Centre for a hot chocolate and pumpkin soup. There will be a charge of £4 per child and £1 per adult. Minimum age 5 years. Booking essential, please call the Rangers to book your place and for more information 2812082.

Monday 29 October 1 – 3 pm
Bulb Planting and Autumn Nature Trail
Heaton Park – The Pavilion
Come and plant some bulbs to take home with you and nurture. You can also take part in our Autumn Nature Trail around the Dene and an Autumn Scavenger Hunt. There will be a £1.50 charge for the bulb planting. Contact the Rangers for more information on 2812082.

Tuesday 30 October 1 – 3pm
Halloween Crafts
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
Come and join the Northumberland Wildlife Trust to make a scary pumpkin, nature mask, and a tree spirit! Also follow the spooky wildlife trail. Booking essesntial. Free for all members. Suggested donation of £2.50 per child for non-members or free if join membership today. Recommended minimum age 5 years. Phone NWT on (0191) 2846884 for more information and to book your place.

Wednesday 31 October 1 – 3pm
Animals are Afraid!
Pets’ Corner, Jesmond Dene
Pets’ Corner has been invaded by Halloween ghosts, bats and spiders. Come along to hunt for the unwanted guests and make a Halloween hat, but please don’t scare the animals! This is a drop in event. Contact the Visitor Centre for more information on (0191) 2812082

Thursday 1 November 1 – 3pm
Dream Catchers
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
Come and join the Northumberland Wildlife Trust to make a native American Dream Catcher. Free for all members. Suggested donation of £2.50 per child for non-members or free if join membership today. Recommended minimum age 5 years. Phone NWT on (0191) 2846884 for more information and to book your place.

Saturday 10th November 1pm and 2.15pm
Stabiliser free and smoothie bike
Free event
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
Would you child like to learn to cycle? Then book onto this hour long session which has fantastic success rates. Please take off stabilisers and pedals beforehand, but bring the pedals with you in a bag. Children (under 16 years) must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. Please contact emma.cockburn@sustrans.org.uk to book this.

Saturday 24 November 1.30 – 3.30pm
Bird Feeders
Heaton Park – The Pavilion
The colder weather is here and the birds need all the help they can get. Why not come and make a bird feeder, and get some tips on easy ways to feed the birds over the winter. There is a £2 charge to cover the cost of materials. Contact the Rangers for more information on 2812082.

Sunday 25 November 1.30 – 3.30pm
Bird Feeders
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
The colder weather is here and the birds need all the help they can get. Why not come and make a bird feeder, and get some tips on easy ways to feed the birds over the winter. There is a £2 charge to cover the cost of materials. Contact the Rangers for more information on 2812082.

Sunday 25 November 4pm
Be safe be seen cycle ride
Free event
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
Come along to brighten up your bike for the dark winter nights. We will be giving away reflective gear and selling lights just before the short ride and games through the Dene. Children (under 16 years) must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact emma.cockburn@sustrans.org.uk to book this.

Saturday 8 December 2pm
Jingle Bell ride and storytelling with mince pies
Free event
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
Come along for a Christmas story and family cycle through the Dene. The ride will include an opportunity to decorate a tree, so please bring any old Christmas decoration that you can contribute. Children (under 16 years) must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. Please contact emma.cockburn@sustrans.org.uk to book this.

Saturday 15 December 10am – 12pm
Christmas Wreaths
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
Come and have a go at making your own Christmas Wreath. All materials will be provided but if you have a pair of secateurs, please bring them with you. Places are limited; book early to ensure your place, 2812082 and for more information. There will be a charge of £7.50 (includes refreshments). This is an event for adults, so no under 16s.

Sunday 16 December 1 – 3.30 pm
Family Festive Fun
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
A joint event with the Volunteers, Friends of Jesmond Dene and the Rangers. Come and try your hand at making some simple Christmas decorations from natural and recycled materials. There will be a charge of £2/£1 for the decorations. There will also be Christmas Carols, light refreshments, tombolas and raffles. This is a drop in event. For more information please contact the Rangers on 2812082.

Tuesday 18 December 10 – 12pm
Christmas Wreaths
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre (next to Millfield House Café)
Come and have a go at making your own Christmas Wreath. All materials provided but if you have a pair of secateurs please bring them with you. Places are limited; book early to ensure your place, 2812082 and for more information. There will be a charge of £7.50 (includes refreshments). This is an event for adults, so no under 16s.

Saturday 26 January 1pm
New year, new bike, new you! (including Dr Bike cycle repairs)
Free event
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
An opportunity for the whole family to learn how to safety check a bike and start the New Year with a short ride through the Dene. Children (under 16 years) must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential Please contact emma.cockburn@sustrans.org.uk to book this.
M Steel Cycles will be servicing bikes for free from 1pm-3pm.

Sunday 27 January 1 – 3.30pm
Past Present and Future Walk
Jesmond Dene
Explore the history of Jesmond Dene, on this guided walk in the company of volunteers who are passionate about the parks. Booking essential. For booking, meeting place and more information phone (0191) 281 2082.

Pets’ Corner to re-open in time for half term hols

New Pets' Corner

The refurbished Pets’ Corner will re-open on Saturday at 10pm.

It will then be open for the whole of half term week.

The opening times will be:

Sat 19th February to Sun 27th February
10am to 4pm with last admission at 3.45pm. 

From then until the end of March it will be closed on Monday’s and Tuesday’s but open Thurs 10 -4, Fri 10 – 12, and Sat & Sun 10 -4pm.